Medical Marijuana For Depression

Do you find yourself worried all the time?
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed?

Tired Of Looking For Ways To Treat Depression?
Medical Cannabis Use May Help.

Chances are, you or someone you know is suffering from depression. In fact, one in four Canadians has sought professional help for their depression and state of their mental health. Everyone can experience depression differently – it can last days, weeks, or years, and can occur once in your lifetime, or multiple times following disorders, illnesses, trauma or a loss. Psychotherapy is a great option in terms of professional help, but your doctor may also suggest taking antidepressants to help ease symptoms, and this may not be as great of an option as you hoped. Antidepressants can cause a lot of negative side effects and when you’re dealing with feelings of depression, nobody wants that added stress.

What Is Depression?

Depression is considered a mood disorder and it affects how you think, feel, or behave. When we’re depressed, the serotonin level in our bodies is low. Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter and will relay messages from one area of our brain to another, so it largely affects our mind and body like our mood, appetite, memory, sex drive, pain, etc. When one experiences depression, serotonin isn’t reaching the proper areas and new brain cells are being suppressed.

Medical Marijuana For Depression

Did You Know?

There are many factors associated with depression, particularly high levels of stress, trauma, loss, environment, substance abuse, or medical conditions. When left untreated, depression symptoms will continue to worsen and can cause things like weight fluctuations, increase your risk of a heart attack, and weaken your immune system. Are symptoms associated with depression normal parts of life? Absolutely. But they shouldn’t be permanent. This is why we offer patients a natural treatment option like medical cannabis. It’s easy to take, and can effectively treat many mood disorder symptoms anxiety and depression may make you feel on a regular basis without dealing with negative side effects as with antidepressants.

Symptoms Of Depression

Do you think you’re suffering from depression? Depression doesn’t just mean you feel sad. Along with sadness comes many other feelings. Here are some depression symptoms to be aware of:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Not being able to remember details
  • Feelings of hopelessness and unworthiness
  • Feeling empty
  • Anxiousness and stressed
  • Either insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue
  • Easily irritated or frustrated
  • Loss of interest in things that normally would excite you (hobbies, eating, socializing, etc.)
  • Overeating or not eating enough
  • Low sex drive
  • Loss of energy
  • Experiencing digestive issues that won’t go away
  • Aches and pains
  • Frequent headaches
  • Suicidal thoughts

What Can Cause Depression?

There are many factors associated with depression, particularly high levels of stress, trauma, loss, environment, substance abuse, or medical conditions. When left untreated, depression symptoms will continue to worsen and can cause things like weight fluctuations, increase your risk of a heart attack, and weaken your immune system. Are symptoms associated with depression normal parts of life? Absolutely. But they shouldn’t be permanent. This is why we offer patients a natural treatment option like medical cannabis. It’s easy to take, and can effectively treat many mood disorder symptoms anxiety and depression may make you feel on a regular basis without dealing with negative side effects as with antidepressants.

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Our service is available across Canada for your convenience. We utilize the latest technology to provide you with a discrete and convenient alternative to time-consuming invasive clinic visits. Consult with our team of health care practitioners from the comfort of your home or wherever you feel most comfortable.

How Antidepressants Can Negatively Affect Your Body

While antidepressants may help those with severe depression, every person is ultimately affected differently by the medication. Common side effects you may be warned for experiencing can include things like:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low libido (sex drive) or erectile dysfunction
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain
  • Less energy
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • And more

If antidepressants just simply aren’t working for you, it’s time to try something else and consult with a professional who knows precisely what type of medical cannabis treatment may be best for you. Cannabis use is often negatively viewed, yet it’s becoming increasingly popular for those with depression and anxiety because of its positive effects on their mood. Plus, many patients appreciate the fact there are next to no negative side effects of marijuana use.

How Medical Marijuana Is Different

Medical Marijuana Use Is Different

Medical marijuana is a natural treatment solution to calming the mind and body. Did you know that the cannabinoids found in medical marijuana are the same as in our bodies? Once in your body, the marijuana will start reacting with the receptors in your brain and boost your serotonin levels back up. So, instead of causing poor side effects like increased anxiety or fatigue, marijuana use will boost your mood, decrease your feelings of anxiety and stress, improve your sleep pattern, and overall improve your way of thinking without getting high. CBD, a short form for cannabidiol, is derived from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana plant. There are no traces of THC in it (the strain that causes a high).

The Use of Marijuana And Antidepressants

Marijuana use is not recommended along with taking antidepressant medication as marijuana and certain ingredients in antidepressants like imipramine and dothiepin can increase your heart rate and blood pressure or even cause confusion, hallucinations, or mania. It should be one or the other. When you reach out to us or have your doctor refer you to us for marijuana treatment options, let us know if you’re taking antidepressants so we can guide you through the next steps of safely using marijuana after you’re off your medication. Marijuana use should also not be mixed with blood thinners.

We're Always Here For You

When you seek treatment for depression, know you’re not alone. One in four people in Canada are going through the same struggles and many will not find their symptoms lessen with antidepressants. In fact, they may find they get worse. If this is the case, you need a new course of treatment. Psychotherapy and medical marijuana can not only help boost your mood, but they can also help relieve pain associated with depression, improve your poor sleeping patterns, and positively improve mood swings and anxiety. While there certainly needs to be more scientific studies done to link the positive relationship between marijuana and depression, marijuana use for treating a wide array of mental health disorders is becoming increasingly popular for a reason. 

Not sure if you’re eligible? You’re eligible to use our legal and all-natural marijuana products if you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, or suffer from things like anxiety, migraines, and many more.

 

All-Natural, High-Quality Cannabis Products

We carry only the best medical marijuana products for our patients. They are simply pure and natural and come from trustworthy, regularly inspected practices. They’re also affordable and can suit anyone’s budget, but better yet, they’re strictly for ingesting and not smoking. Many patients are always hesitant to begin marijuana use because they associate it with smoking a joint, but this is not how it works. When you connect with one of our cannabis professionals/health care practitioners, every dosage and delivery method will vary and they’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions regarding dosage, our products, and how marijuana use can improve your lifestyle.