Depression effects everyone in different ways and at different intensities, with symptoms ranging from minor to severe. There is no singular cause for depression, but experts generally agree that it occurs as a result of several events and factors.
Depression is considered a serious medical condition that can get worse without proper treatment.
Depression can physically manifest in a range of ways, including:
Factors that may increase your risk of developing Depression:
Recently, studies have been investigating whether or not cannabidiol (CBD) is an effective treatment for psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and substance abuse. CBD a non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant, which means it doesn't produce the high typically associated with cannabis use.
Cannabis may be an effective treatment for depression as the active components present in the plant interact with the endocannabinoid system - a system responsible for regulating mood and appetite. As a result, cannabis products may help regulate the endocannabinoid system which would make it a viable treatment option.
Some of the cannabis products that have shown to be beneficial treatments to Depression sufferers include:
They can be consumed as an oil, vape liquid, sprays and wafers.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Depression and are considering medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment, please speak to your GP or to one of our SAS accredited doctors here.