Treating Depression with Medical Marijuana

Depression is a serious mental disease that negatively impacts your feelings, the way you act and think. It has various symptoms, but the most common are feelings of sadness, loss of interest or joy in activities. Additional symptoms may include insomnia or oversleeping, appetite changes, energy loss, irritability or restlessness, worthlessness, inappropriate guilt and more and worst, thoughts of suicide, death or suicide attempts.
The possibility of using medical marijuana to treat depression creates a lot of controversy in the medical scientific world and the general population. Various researchers come up with varying conclusions. The most logical conclusion probably has been made as a result of the Canadian study which balances the positive and negative view when it comes to using medical marijuana for depression treatment. The active marijuana ingredient known as TCH increases serotonin when smoked in low doses which has a similar effect to SSRI antidepressants.
Higher doses however mean a reverse effect and could actually turn depression even worst. Medical marijuana is helpful in treating and minimizing depression but should be given at the recommended low doses. Doctors and patients should all be aware that taking higher dosage could worsen the situation. Just like other medications, excessive intake or use could have negative effects instead of healing.

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