Medical Cannabis Services Australia

Depression

Are you suffering from depression?
Are you searching for alternative treatment options? Don’t worry, you are in the right place.

Medical Cannabis for Depression

Over the past ten years, the number of people affected by anxiety and depression has increased dramatically. Approximately 6 percent of adult Australians (aged 18 and over) develop depression every year. It is estimated that about 1 million Australians have depression in any given year.

If you have no motivation and energy, do not enjoy things and activities that used to entertain you, or feel sad for more than two weeks, chances are you are experiencing depression. However, it isn’t necessarily about deep sadness. Everyone experiences it differently and can have different symptoms. Likewise, there are different treatment options available. If you are looking for natural and alternative options, contact us today to treat your depression.

Symptoms and Causes of Depression

Depression is a mood disorder or medical condition that can affect the way you behave, think, and feel. Moreover, it interferes with your daily activities and can make you unable to function in your everyday life. It’s usually accompanied by various psychological and physical symptoms, including:

  • Feeling numb or emotionally flat
  • Feeling tearful or extremely sad
  • Loss of motivation and interest (socializing, hobbies, sex, eating)
  • Loss of energy
  • Impaired thinking and suicidal thoughts
  • Hopelessness and frustration
  • Aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite

Causes of depression could be different from person to person. Some people develop depression after a traumatic experience, while others have the genetic susceptibility to depression. Factors like alcohol and drug abuse, family history, personality, and stressful situations also come into play.

Treatment Options: How is Depression Treated?

Treatment often combines psychotherapy with community support and medications. All of these options are supposed to eliminate or reduce symptoms of depression. While psychological therapy is no doubt a great option, an increasing number of people turn to alternative, natural solutions. You might be wondering how our treatment is different. Well, it’s all about serotonin levels. This neurotransmitter affects your mind, your mood, memory, appetite, sex drive, and more. When you’re depressed, the levels of serotonin are extremely low in your body.

Our treatments can calm your mind and body by increasing serotonin levels. Once it finds its way into your body and your brain, medical cannabis will react with certain neurotransmitter receptors that regulate serotonin levels in your body. This way, it can relieve symptoms of depression while boosting feelings of joy at the same time. 

Medical Cannabis vs Antidepressants

While antidepressants can relieve symptoms temporarily, they don’t offer a permanent solution. Additionally, antidepressants can cause a wide range of side effects like nausea, erectile dysfunction, loss of appetite, weight gain, fatigue, and dizziness. If antidepressant medications simply do not help, contact us to learn how we can improve your condition.

Unlike antidepressants, our treatment doesn’t cause side effects like fatigue or nausea. Avoid combining antidepressants with cannabis. It can raise blood pressure and heart rate. Sometimes this combination can also cause hallucinations and confusion. When combined with psychotherapy in a proper manner, our treatment can do wonders for your health. It can help you manage mood swings, boost your mood, and beat depression naturally.