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What is bipolar disorder?

Intensive mood changes with erupt every day from extreme highs to extreme lows are called bipolar disorder. It is a long-term chronic condition and is often developed in teenage or early adulthood. It is also known as manic depression and is known to affect more women than men.

The main moods that people suffering from bipolar disorder experience are:

  • Maniac episodes make one feel extremely high.
  • Depressive episodes make one feel low, depressed, and sad.

 

What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?

A person suffering from bipolar will suffer between manic and depressive episodes. 

One will go through the following symptoms during a manic phase

  • Easily distracted by noises or people
  • Impulsive behaviours with spending or business
  • Reduced sleep
  • High energy
  • Racing thoughts

On the other hand during a depressive phase, one will go through the following symptoms

  • Low concentration
  • Easily distracted
  • Feeling low
  • Less motivation

 

These episodes can last for days, weeks or even months. There is no cure for this however it can be treated. Therapy, prescription medicines and regular visits to the doctor can manage mood change and other symptoms. 

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Does marijuana treat bipolar disorder?

Marijuana is obtained from drying the leaves, stems and seeds of a cannabis plant. These can be smoked, eaten or vaped. Marijuana contains cannabinoids which include a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. THC is known to make you feel high.

 

There have been studies that show that marijuana is good for treating chronic conditions like inflammation, nausea, pain, etc. while there still needs to be more research is done on whether marijuana can treat bipolar disorder, some research found no harmful effects from marijuana use. Marijuana is used to treat anxiety which is why people believe it can help those suffering from bipolar disorder. 

 

What are the benefits of using CBD Oil to treat bipolar disorder?

A study in 2015 showed that the use of marijuana in some people with bipolar disorder enhanced their mood. However, these people were only using marijuana when they were having a good day, and now when it got worse. Hence it is difficult to prove that these have been effective when the person was low. 

 

A study in 2016 showed that people with bipolar disorder experienced low mental impairment when using marijuana as compared to people who did not use it. Some also claim that it affects a person’s memory and thinking. Later on, this was found not to be true.

 

everybody reacts differently to marijuana and hence it is very important to contact your GP before using this as a treatment. A doctor will help you acquire it legally and tell you how much is needed and for how long. 

 

What are the negative effects of using CBD Oil for bipolar disorder?

Some studies found that using marijuana can worsen manic and depressive episodes. 

Another study showed that people who used marijuana had a higher rate of attempting suicide than the ones who did not use it.

 

Conclusion 

There still isn’t enough concrete research to prove that CBD Oil can be used to treat bipolar disorder. While some claim they had positive results there are still many who had negative effects after using marijuana. Hence we advise sticking to your doctor’s prescription. 

If you want to learn more about CBD Oil and the numerous positive effects it can have on your life, check out AltMed to explore more topics.

 

External links:

https://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder/marijuana-and-bipolar#takeaway 

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/bipolar-disorder#what-is

 

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