How MMJ Health can help Anxiety Patients

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stressors. It is the feeling people experience when they have fear or apprehension about what’s to come. It can be felt in normal circumstances, like the first day of school, going to a job interview, or when participating in public speaking. However, if someone experiences extreme anxiety frequently and the feelings last for longer than six months and interfere with daily life they may have an anxiety disorder.

What are Anxiety Disorders?

Some types of anxiety are ordinary. Such as, when you start a new job, take a test or move to a new place. It can be unpleasant but it does not interfere with daily life.

However, an anxiety disorder creates a constant feeling of fear that can be with those afflicted at all times. Sometimes, it can be very intense and even debilitating. It can cause those who suffer from it to become disinterested in things they once enjoyed. In extreme cases, it may prevent people from even leaving their homes. IF left untreated, it will most certainly become worse.

Some types of anxiety are ordinary. Such as, when you start a new job, take a test or move to a new place. It can be unpleasant but it does not interfere with daily life.

However, an anxiety disorder creates a constant feeling of fear that can be with those afflicted at all times. Sometimes, it can be very intense and even debilitating. It can cause those who suffer from it to become disinterested in things they once enjoyed. In extreme cases, it may prevent people from even leaving their homes. IF left untreated, it will most certainly become worse.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety symptoms can vary and feel different depending on the person experiencing it. These may range from a racing heartbeat to feeling mildly uneasy butterflies in the stomach. People may also experience nightmares, panic attacks, or painful thoughts and memories that they cannot control due to anxiety while some have a general feeling of worry and fear all the time or specifically only at a certain place or event. General Anxiety Symptoms include:
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Different Types of Anxiety

Anxiety can be found in many different types of disorders.

Diagnosing Anxiety

There is no single test to diagnose anxiety. To diagnose anxiety a person needs to undergo a lengthy process of physical examinations, mental health evaluations and psychological questionnaires.

Some doctors may conduct physical exams, such as blood or urine tests to rule out other medical conditions that present with similar symptoms to what a patient is experiencing and anything that could be a contributing factor to the symptoms besides anxiety.

Please see a licensed doctor to get properly diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. MMJ Health has professional and knowledgeable Medical Marijuana Specialists that can create a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle.

What can a Florida Medical Marijuana clinic do for Anxiety?

There is some research on whether or not cannabis can help with Anxiety. When it comes to high-THC cannabis and anxiety, keep in mind that at lower doses, high-THC cannabis seems to help anxiety; at higher doses, it seems to worsen it. While high doses of CBD also appear to reduce anxiety. Cannabis, especially those strains high in CBD, may be helpful in dulling anxiety symptoms and allow patients to function better in their day to day life and foster healthy habits.

Under Amendment 2, anxiety may be a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in Florida.

If you are currently suffering from anxiety and would like to talk to our certified Florida Marijuana doctors, you can book an appointment and come to any of our 10 convenient MMJ Health locations.

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