Marijuana And Depression
Going through life-changing legal and financial trouble, especially for over a prolonged period of time, is not only stressful, it can be the precursor to falling into a serious state of depression.
What the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has convincingly demonstrated is that THC, the active psychoactive ingredient in Marijuana, is likely to be helpful in treating depression caused by chronic stress.
Zoloft And Marijuana
While there are many people that will attest to the fact that Marijuana has been useful to them in their fight against chronic depression, like so many other drugs, legal or not, Marijuana can be abused if taken in excess or in combination with certain other drugs (such as Zoloft), which, when used simultaneously and for extended periods of time, can have claimed to have detrimental effects on the brains neural-transmitters.
Marijuana Widely Prescribed To Treat Medical Conditions
Marijuana is still the third widely used drug in the United States and more then half of the states have legalized its use for medical purposes. A slow but growing number of states like California have even legalized Marijuana for recreational purposes.
Physicians prescribe marijuana in treating, among other conditions, chronic pain, stress and depression. Like most drugs, there are risks associated with prolonged use of Marijuana. Marijuana can cause respiratory disease, short-term memory loss, drowsiness and disorientation, among other side effects.