Treating Psychiatric Conditions
As leaders in the field of cannabinoid treatment, The Medical Cannabis Clinics have the UK’s largest network of prescribing doctors.
Psychiatric conditions – most notably anxiety and depression disorders – can be relieved with medical cannabis. While traditional treatments include various therapies or medications, many sufferers are left with unwelcome side-effects and ineffective coping strategies.
Medicinal cannabis provides relief from the symptoms of these disorders by working with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which plays an integral part in processing emotions such as fear, anxiety and stress.
Anxiety & Depression
Research shows 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 does not only increase 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 is significant evidence for the benefits of medicinal cannabis in playing a critical role in treating PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) by reducing traumatic memories and nightmares.
Studies show that medical cannabis can result in improved overnight sleep patterns. The endocannabinoid system is also involved in promoting sleep and regulating the circadian rhythm, which is what makes you sleepy and wakeful at different times over a 24 hour period.
Further psychiatric conditions which can be treated with medicinal cannabis include:
- Eating Disorders
- Complex disorders and comorbidities
Chief Psychiatric Consultant, The Medical Cannabis Clinics
“Medical cannabinoids are one of the most exciting new breakthroughs in psychiatry. I can’t believe the results we’ve seen in patients with all manner of conditions – from social anxiety and OCD to anorexia nervosa, chronic depression and even more complex cases involving several diagnoses. It can’t be stressed enough that medical cannabis provides long-term relief, too, as many of my patients report that the benefits persist even after treatment.”
How can cannabinoids help?
Medical cannabis has been shown to activate the cannabis receptors – CB1 and CB2 – which promotes happiness, pleasure, and memory, which is incredibly useful in the treatment of a number of psychiatric symptoms. Psychological stress and fear, the root cause of a number of disorders, are improved when the endocannabinoid system interacts with the body’s neurotransmitter systems which actually results in long-term relief as your brain adjusts the way it reacts to stress and pain responses.
The Medical Cannabis Clinics offer treatment plans and care for psychiatric patients through online video link consultations with our expert specialist doctors, who can guide you through treatment options.
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