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Adam Mulligan

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Alleviate Mental Health Symptoms

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Adam Mulligan, (2022, May 20). How Medical Cannabis Can Help Alleviate Mental Health Symptoms. Psychreg on Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/how-medical-cannabis-help-alleviate-mental-health-symptoms/
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Are you tired of taking prescriptions every time you have a health problem and want to know if there is a natural alternative that you could be making use of? Do you want to know how medical cannabis can help alleviate mental health symptoms in various ways?

For such a long-time, people have been told to keep quiet about their mental health or have been told that their mental health problems are not as severe as they are. However, in more recent years, research is showing that people should be taking care of themselves physically and mentally.

One of the best ways that one can go about alleviating the symptoms of mental health issues is by using medical cannabis. Medical cannabis is a broad term used to describe how patients can use the cannabis plant to treat their medical conditions. 

While medical cannabis can be smoked, vaporized, ingested in pill or edible form, or applied topically, the most common method of administration is through oil. All of these methods of consumption are available online at DankStop, and there is also a significant amount of information over there that can help you choose the best one for you.

Medical cannabis oil can be taken orally, used as a tincture, or added to food or drink. The oil contains active cannabinoids, the medical compounds found in cannabis that provide relief from symptoms like pain and inflammation. When taken orally, medical cannabis oil is absorbed into the bloodstream and dispersed throughout the body. When used as a tincture, the oil is held under the tongue for a minute or two before being swallowed, allowing it to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. 

Topical application of medical cannabis oil allows the active compounds to be absorbed through the skin and directly into the affected area. Yet no matter how it is administered, medical cannabis oil provides relief from a wide range of medical conditions.

Here is how medical cannabis can help:

Helps with symptoms of depression

These days, more and more people are starting to understand the importance of taking care of their mental health and managing their mental health, and cannabis just so happens to be a great way to do this.

One of the first things that cannabis can do when it comes to your mental health is to help with the symptoms of depression. By definition, depression is a group of conditions associated with the elevation or lowering of someone’s mood.

Cannabis has proven to help treat depression or even manage the symptoms of depression by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. This neurotransmitter, serotonin, can help regulate your mood, especially ones that are associated with feelings of happiness.

Helps with panic attacks

The next way medical cannabis can help alleviate mental health symptoms is to help with panic attacks. For those who live with anxiety or PTSD, panic attacks on not uncommon, and they can drastically affect a person’s well-being and mood.

Studies have shown that cannabis can be consumed in the event of a panic attack to help manage mood swings and to calm one down. With that said, in the event of a panic attack or to avoid a panic attack, cannabis can be consumed in small amounts to help resolve or avoid it.

Helps with anxiety

More and more people are starting to understand what anxiety is. Anxiety disorder is described as intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. It has symptoms and side effects such as rapid breathing, sweating, exhaustion, and even a fast heart rate.

If you are someone who struggles with anxiety, cannabis can be used to alleviate its symptoms. Research shows that cannabis works by binding to the CB1 receptors in the brain, which can help regulate your mood and even reduce your anxiety. Coupled with the fact that it can increase the serotonin levels in your brain, this truly is one of the best natural anti-anxiety medications.

Helps with PTSD

This condition is often associated with people who come back from wars, and it typically is developed after someone gets into a traumatic event. PTSD symptoms include nightmares, anxiety, depression, and more. Just as how cannabis has proven to be helpful when it comes to managing anxiety, it works in the same or a similar manner when it comes to helping with PTSD or managing the symptoms of PTSD, especially that of anxiety and depression.

Helps with BPD

Also known as manic depressive order, BPD or bipolar disorder is yet another mental illness, but this one can cause extreme mood swings or periods of mania. Through research, scientists have discovered that cannabis can drastically help reduce the symptoms of BPD to stabilize mood swings and reduce manic episodes.

In this case, the CBD and THC within cannabis work hand in hand as the THC can help regulate neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for mood regulation. CBD can help with the depressive or anxious side effects.


Adam Mulligan did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.


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