Psychiatric conditions & symptoms
A range of psychiatric conditions and symptoms can be relieved by medical cannabis. The medical cannabis has good evidence of effectiveness in treating anxiety, and we know that cannabinoids play a critical role in PTSD treatment by potentially acting to reduce traumatic memories and nightmares. Activation of the cannabis receptors CB1 and CB2 can help promote happiness, pleasure, and memory.
Evidence demonstrates that medical cannabis can result in improved overnight sleep patterns. The endocannabinoid system in the human body is involved in promoting sleep and regulating the circadian rhythm, the system that makes you sleepy and wakeful at different times over a 24 hour period.
At The Medical Cannabis Clinics, patients living with psychiatric conditions and symptoms are supported, including:
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep disorders
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Meet our specialist
UK’s leading medical cannabis practitioner.
Dr Rebecca Iveson is the lead consultant psychiatrist at The Medical Cannabis Clinics.
Dr Rebecca Moore is a consultant psychiatrist with over twenty years of experience working in London in the NHS and private sector. Most recently, she worked for the South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust at St Thomas’ Hospital, caring for women in pregnancy and in the postnatal period.
She has a special interest in trauma and PTSD along with anxiety and mood disorders. Dr Moore believes it is vital to work collaboratively with patients and to draw up holistic plans for their care.
“I work in a holistic way as a psychiatrist and this has to look at all the choices available for patients. In my work, I see patients with trauma, PTSD, OCD, Depression and Anxiety. My patients often have a long history and complex symptoms – I owe it to them to be totally open to all options for prescribing and treatments. Many of my patients already using medical cannabis in different forms, or are buying street cannabis to manage their symptoms. These are products that might not be safe, and are not quality approved. There are high-quality treatments available, and I want my patients to be able to access these safe and regulated medications.
I want people to have the best treatment options – quality, regulated and safe medical cannabis, on prescription. I don’t want people to be at risk from purchasing illegal cannabis or from unregulated products. I want to ensure everyone who could benefit from medical cannabis has the ability to access it safely.” – Dr Rebecca Moore