Depression Specialist

Green Remedy Wellness, LLC

Alternative Medicine Practitioners located in Glen Burnie, MD

Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of Americans every year. While the condition may render you hopeless, there are a variety of ways to treat depression and improve your quality of life, whether it be through medication, therapy, medical cannabis, or a combination of all three. For more information on how medical cannabis can relieve depression and get you back to living fully, call Green Remedy Wellness, LLC, in Glen Burnie, Maryland, today and make an appointment, or make one online with the scheduling tool.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you think and feel and causes a feeling of persistent sadness and disinterest. This can significantly impact your quality of life, and can become a serious or even life-threatening problem if left untreated.

Depression is not a sign of weakness, nor is it simply feeling sad, or a passing negative emotion. Depression often requires long-term treatment to overcome, but it can be treated with medication, therapy, or a combination of both. Medical cannabis has been shown to help some people with depression and can be a substitute for traditional antidepressants in some cases.

How do I know if I am depressed?

While it may seem obvious, depression can occur without you initially realizing it. You may only ever experience one bout of depression in your life, but it is typically common for people who have been depressed to deal with multiple episodes throughout their lifetime.

During a period of depression, symptoms are nearly constant and include:

  • Intense feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Irritability or frustration, angry outbursts over things that may normally not bother you
  • A loss of interest in things you used to enjoy, like hobbies or exercise
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Changes in sleep habits, like oversleeping and insomnia
  • Overwhelming fatigue
  • Lack of appetite, sometimes resulting in weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble concentrating or remembering things
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

If you are considering suicide, or if you are worried about a friend or family member, contact a health professional immediately or call 911.

Can medical cannabis treat depression?

Both psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms of medical cannabis have helped people dealing with depression, allowing people to incorporate cannabis into their treatment without worrying about dealing with a mental fog throughout their day. The effects of cannabis on depression are still being researched, but it has been shown to improve mood and appetite, promote better sleeping habits, and treat some underlying causes of depression, including anxiety and chronic stress.

In addition, studies have shown that much fewer people using cannabis report serious side effects than are reported by people on traditional antidepressants.

To learn more about how medical cannabis can alleviate your symptoms of depression, call Green Remedy Wellness, LLC, today or make an appointment online.