5 thoughts on “Bipolar? Stay Away From Cannabis.

  • July 31, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I agree with this for most part but as for me I do not drink any type of alcohol last time I drank wine did not end up good. I am bipolar have been diagnosed with it for over 18 years are use cannabis and it helps me stay calm it helps keep my manic episodes down to each their own though not everyone is like me

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  • July 31, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    This article lacks balance because it doesn’t compare the undesireable effects of cannabis with the dangers of such drugs as lithium. Also, just to condemn marijuana is short sighted unless the frequency and quantity, as well as the point in BD cycles when taken, are considered.

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  • August 1, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Clearly, you need to further educate yourself with the benefits and reviews of Canadian doctors and regular and medical cannabis users.

    For me, I use it to quell my anxiety rather than taking another pill, clonazepam, to assist my episode. I was diagnosed with Bipolar type II back in 2012. I have mixed cannabis with my many prescriptions and have had no problems. I would rather use a natural product then add to the stress of my liver to metabolize another pill.

    FACT: Every human has natural cannabinoids in their bodies.

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  • August 4, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    First of all, I wish this author had acknowledged any conflict of interest. He is publishing this article with a link to buy his book.
    Secondly, there are not good medical studies on cannabis because it was banned by the government for decades. So, to use that as an argument is not sound.
    Thirdly, alcohol has many dangers including addiction and exacerbation of depression symptoms. So why that is touted as a better alternative, I do not understand.
    Fourthly, many of the GDA approved meds for Bipolar Disorder–especially atypical antipsychotics have very undesirable side effects such as metabolic disorder (massive weight gain), sedation, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, etc.
    The author warns of bias advocates for cannabis. I agree they exist, but I believe he is an example of biased in the opposite direction.
    Balanced reporting is what we need instead from this good resource.

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    • August 15, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, I agree;. This article was published with a powerful headline but little substance. Referring the reader to half a dozen studies done by other researchers is not an “article” and theses studies were very limited. A link to the author’s own book (a financial benefit) turns me off greatly, too.

      It’s also important to emphasize the great number of variables, particularly each patients symptomatic history, medication regimen (if any), treatment, treatment access, and support systems, including the level of psycho-social support and circadian rhythm disruption.

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