Did you know that scientists have discovered a link between depression and inflammation? In fact, researchers have discovered that people who are depressed have increased inflammation in certain parts of the brain that affect mood. This inflammation could be the cause of the symptoms of more severe depression.
Depression affects millions of people every year. Whether depression is clinical or situational, the results of the studies are the same. Inflammation is present in the brain. Researchers are currently looking for ways to reduce this inflammation, so that depression symptoms can be lessened, helping medications to work better or be unnecessary at all.
One of the ways that you can reduce inflammation in any part of the body is by using medical cannabis. Medical cannabis has been proven to reduce inflammation in the body. Preliminary studies have shown that cannabis helps to relieve symptoms of depression. This lessening of inflammation in the brain could be one reason for this improvement.
While more research is needed, it has been proven that medical cannabis improves symptoms of depression. Some people find that when using medical cannabis they no longer require antidepressants. Although, some patients benefit the most from a combination of antidepressants and medical cannabis. It is important that you discuss your symptoms and potential treatments with your doctor to determine what will work best for you.
Of course, it is important to remember that everyone is different and what works for one patient with depression may not work for someone else. Depression treatment, like mental health treatment in general, is mostly a game of experimentation to find the right treatments to produce relief of symptoms and a boost in mood.
If you are interested in learning more about how medical cannabis might be able to help relieve your symptoms of depression, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.