Marijuana calms the ADHD reptilian, sometimes overanxious and under depressed amygdala. The amygdala is the fear processing centre of the brain (fight or flight), which is responsible for your anxiety and or depression.
Cannabis balances out the scatterbrain, stroking the imagination, fishing for ideas in the lake of consciousness. Weed helps me to retain focus, remember, and hold onto specific ideas, sometimes helpful and sometimes not.
Weed is undoubtedly safer than using amphetamines like Ritalin or Adderall for ADHD. Adderall and Ritalin can cause many health issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease and other short and long-term ailments.
Depression is, unfortunately, becoming more popular than ever, a lot of people don’t even know they have depression, and suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. However, the cannabis endocannabinoid compounds have effectively stabilized people’s moods, alleviating depressive feelings.
Marijuana is famous for causing anxiety to many who decide to use it, but there are ways to avoid the unwanted anxiousness. Cannabis can ease stress when taken in moderate doses to calm the person down. If you’re not looking to get blasted into space or looking to get higher than Snoop Dog on an airplane, take less for less anxiety.
I used to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when I first started writing for about five years. Pot helps control the fight or flight response and helps alleviate flashbacks and nightmares associated with PTSD. Using cannabis during PTSD symptoms allowed me to write for many hours at a time.
I feel weed has helped me more than it has negatively impacted me when it comes to writing. I think it has helped me develop good practical ideas and sometimes a better vocabulary; after all, it influenced me to write this article.
Some essential health factors to consider when thinking about using marijuana:
- If you’re 21 or younger and bipolar, schizophrenia, mania, or other relatable mental health issues in the family, it could bring those issues out in you. If you’re already losing your grip on reality, weed could potentially disable your reality forever.
- If you’re not a stable person meaning, have mental health issues, if you just lost your job or your husband or wife, if a loved one just died and or other traumatic events, weed might become a disruptive, harmful vice for you, instead of helping you. In other words, it can become addictive in about 9% of those who use cannabis.
- Overuse of cannabis can produce anxiety, depression, insomnia, paranoia, mania, and other mental health issues.
- Troubled thinking and having a hard time remembering.
- It can increase your heart rate and blood pressure.