Cannabis Can Help Fight Depression

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There are a lot of recent studies that implicate that medical marijuana can treat depression as it has been proven that it can relieve symptoms of anxiety, which is one of the main causes of depression. Marijuana is also a potential treatment for nausea. Depression is a health condition where a person suddenly loses any interest in activities that were once enjoyable to them.

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They also tend to feel sadness and guilt for the things they think they did in the past. That can lead to feeling completely worthless which further leads to complete depression. Resulting in the early stages of schizophrenia and alienation from the outside world.

First of all, if you are suffering from depression, know that you are not alone as there are over 300 million people all over the world struggling with the same problem and this number has a serious tendency to rise. Many people don’t take depression seriously and they think that if they don’t mind it, it will simply go away. It won’t and with time, it will only get worse.

The benefits of medical marijuana

The best thing to do is to seek professional help and do some research about all available treatments. With that in mind, among many different therapies and oral medications, is cannabis or medical marijuana. It has begun as just an additional treatment option but soon, researchers have found out. That cannabis has a lot of really useful and good health benefits that could help treat numerous health conditions, including depression.

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Medical marijuana is known to help those who suffer from anxiety. It helps them to decrease the level of stress they feel and improve their sleep. It can also help people with multiple sclerosis as it can help controlling spasticity. Among many benefits, it can help relieve from weight loss related to HIV, numerous sleep disorders and various movement disorders.

Even though using marijuana to treat depression is still in its early stage, there is proof that it can be used to treat depression caused by chronic stress. Endocannabinoids are chemicals produced naturally in the brain and they control behavior, emotions, cognition and motor control. Their chemical compound is similar to that of cannabis. A person that suffers from chronic stress has a significantly lower level of endocannabinoids in their brain which causes them to start feeling depressive.

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If a controlled dosage of medical marijuana is introduced into the system, it could help to restore normal function and levels of endocannabinoids again. That could lead to a person suffering from depression-like behavior to start feeling better. Still, medical marijuana still needs a lot of research in order to become a legit cure.

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James C. Gentile