Roughly one in four people in the UK experience some kind of mental health issue every year. Psychiatric conditions are more common than we think and people suffering from them deserve to get the treatment and support they need to live their lives healthily and happily.
When traditional methods of treatment fail to provide results, many people seek alternative methods. PTSD, anxiety, depression, and insomnia have all been shown to benefit from medical cannabis treatments.
One key benefit is that medical cannabis can help to calm nerves and promote relaxation for some patients. For many, medical cannabis has dramatically improved the quality of life for those suffering from insomnia and PTSD in this way. Several positive links between PTSD and insomnia and medical cannabis.
For example, this study ‘Effects of Marijuana on Mental Health: Depression’ from Susan A. Stoner in 2017 showed that both “THC and CBD appear to have antidepressant-like effects in animal models at certain doses”.
While that study focused on depression, studies have shown that cannabinoids can provide relief from a variety of symptoms of psychiatric disorders by working with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays an integral part in processing emotions such as fear, anxiety and stress.
Research has also shown that both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD have proven to significantly reduce symptoms in those suffering from generalised anxiety disorders, social anxiety stress disorders and OCD.
Cannabidiol not only increases feelings of calmness and wellbeing; it also changes the way your brain responds to anxiety. Meanwhile, activation of the cannabis receptors CB1 and CB2 can help promote happiness, pleasure, and memory.
There are a wide variety of different psychiatric conditions, each with their own symptoms, forms of treatment, and unique challenges. Some of the most common ones include:
While many of these conditions have their own unique symptoms, there are also some shared ones that you can look out for. Depending on the condition, you may suffer from:
Symptoms can vary in severity and regularity from person to person. An individual may experience periods where symptoms are less intense, before relapsing back into heavier periods.
Certain situations or emotions may also trigger symptoms, such as reminders of past trauma, difficult emotions, stress, or relationship breakdowns.
Psychiatric conditions will often be treated by teams of individuals, depending on the exact condition. This can range from prescription medications, such as SSRIs, to talking therapy and behavioural changes, such as exercising more and eating healthily. The exact treatment will be affected by the severity and form of psychiatric condition that needs to be treated.
There is no specific cure for many psychiatric conditions. Some patients improve gradually over time, while for others symptoms may be lifelong. However, treatment generally seeks to help patients manage their symptoms and live full lives despite their mental health conditions.
Alongside or in addition to traditional forms of treatment, medical cannabis can provide long-term relief from many common psychiatric conditions and symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
The Medical Cannabis Clinics’ team is dedicated to raising awareness about how medical cannabis can help with a range of psychiatric conditions. Our experts are ready to cooperate with you and your individual needs to find a treatment plan that works for you. Your prescription can be tailored to suit your individual circumstances and needs, with ongoing support and adjustments made as necessary.
At The Medical Cannabis Clinics, we offer personalised treatment plans and private care for patients through online video link consultations with our expert specialist doctors, who will guide you through the treatment options available from the clinic.
Appointments start from just £70. Book a private consultation today and one of our expert specialist doctors will be able to offer you targeted advice and treatment plans, unique to your needs and symptoms.
Since taking savita daytime oil and indica night flowers for just two weeks, I have slept nearly every night and anxiety is reducing. I feel as if the cannabis is resetting my mental and physical self and restoring natural homeostasis, my moods have lifted, I can function better during my day time job and, most importantly, I have more energy and presence with my son. The benefits have been huge and positively overwhelming.
I have been on most anti depression meds. The early deaths of my mother and brother and the loss of several pregnancies have contributed to my mental state. Medical cannabis has calmed me down, I don’t cry as often as I used to and I’m in a calmer place to think things through. It also helps me sleep longer instead of a few hours where I wake up exhausted. I truly believe it is helping me.
I have an anxiety disorder, I’m frequently nervous and uncomfortable, sometimes leading to anxiety attacks.
Cannabis significantly reduces these problems and allows me to focus. Additionally, it helps with my sleep and relaxing my body.
Medical cannabis has enabled me to manage my PTSD very effectively. I previously tried and failed over the course of a decade to try and get support for PTSD. My condition became increasingly worse over the years. I was warehoused by mental health services to the point where I was having regular “shell shock”, shaking for days type attacks.
Medical cannabis has had a really positive impact on my life. I take medical cannabis mainly to aid sleep, but also for anxiety and following a recent operation, for pain. Before taking my first prescription I was lucky to get 2 – 3 sleep a night, this has increased to 5 . 6 hours sleep sometimes unbroken, this hasn’t happened for well over 10 years. It has also alleviated bad moods and tiredness in the mornings.
I’ve suffered with anxiety & depression since I was a teenager; I’ve been on 5 different types of antidepressant, none of which have alleviated my symptoms after months of use compared to how medicinal cannabis has. There was no feeling sick for weeks on end waiting for it to work, just instant relief. I’m actually starting to enjoy life now. The cannabis helps me actually deal with the problems on my mind as it enables me to approach thoughts from a different angle, unlike antidepressants which just mask the problem. I’d recommend this treatment to anyone with anxiety, it’d an absolute life changer.
Anxiety and depression gave me both mental and physical pain on a daily basis. Some mornings it was a struggle to get up. My mind would either be completely fogged and trying to work with that was near impossible some days. After taking the cannabis oil, I do not have the physical pain from my anxiety and I am able to rationally think about what is causing it and help to dissipate the feelings more easily.
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