Some health problems it can treat are diseases that affect the immune system, inflammation, pain, seizures, substance use disorders, and mental disorders (Brain). Marijuana plants have hundreds of chemicals called cannabinoids. The two main chemicals are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD(cannabidiol). Researchers suggest that CBD may be helpful for some health issues, without getting high (Brain). The uses for medical marijuana are to help ease pain, nausea and loss
The use of marijuana during pregnancy can cause health problems in babies. Marijuana use can make you addicted. 7. Drugs prepared from Marijuana The FDA has permitted two drugs that incorporate ingredients found in marijuana. Dronabinol contains THC, which is used to treat excessive weight loss in AIDS patient and nausea from chemotherapy.
These include the relatively small sample size, the single-session design, and the use of nonclinical samples. If these tests were conducted over a longer period of time with multiple sessions, it would have shown if EFT’s efficacy was stable and long lasting. Using a larger, clinical sample would have shown greater indication for EFT’s effect on the general public. In addition, human error could have affected the reliability of using salivary cortisol assays to measure cortisol levels. If there was a more accurate way to measure cortisol levels without the intervention of human error, this study could have benefited from it.
THC, which is found in marijuana, helps to regulate the part of the brain that causes fear and anxiety in the brain. • Marijuana has neuroprotective capabilities thus; it helps protect the brain from damage caused by stroke. It does this by lessening the affected area of the stroke. • Marijuana helps to reduce the side effects usually associated with chemotherapy. Side effects such as painful nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and loss of appetite are alleviated by medical marijuana use.
To add, Tramadol can stop or slow breathing when starting using this drug or changing its dose. Dependence can occur even within the normal doses of tramadol. There are numerous drug interactions with tramadol, for example, CNS depressant effect of alcohol are enhanced when used with tramadol. Furthermore, serotonin syndrome can result from the use of monoamine oxidase inhibitors with tramadol as they increase the serotonergic effect of tramadol. Moreover, it is contraindicated in people who have experienced hypersensitivity to tramadol, or opioid analgesics and during monoamine oxidase inhibitor
However, Ecstasy is used medicinally to relieve victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It allows them to relive their depressing experiences more easily in order to overcome the disorder. More importantly, the drug lets the patients relieve their traumatic experiences without being overwhelmed, by activating the area of the brain responsible for controlling fear and stress. In the long-run, PTSD patients are able to reduce their fear. However, the negative side effects of ecstasy make it unlikely for the drug to become an official treatment of mood
Drug testing could save money by removing drug users from receiving unnecessary financial help. The underlining pro of mandatory drug testing is it will potentially terminate the families who abuse the system. Drug testing could influence the lower class to stay off drugs.
Social anxiety disorder can be treated with medication, psychotherapy, or both. A number of medications originally prescribed for the treatment of depression are now being used to treat anxiety disorders. They are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors act on the brain on a chemical messenger called serotonin; they tend to have fewer side effects than older antidepressants. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors are the oldest of the antidepressant medications; phenelzine, the most commonly prescribed MAOI, is helpful for people with panic disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Education about overdose or providing referrals to medical and social services such as health screenings are offered. Also, incorporating harm reduction strategies into public health interventions for people who inject drugs may be helpful in resolving other health care (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). One argument against Needle Exchange programs is that by providing needles and syringes to addicts, the government is essentially condoning illicit and immoral behavior (“Debate: Needle exchanges”). Drug users are continuously given free access of clean utensil to shoot up. Instead of providing them access, the government should focus on punishing drug users, discourage drug-use, and provide more treatment for quitting
This study will be extremely useful for my paper because it subliminally implies that caffeine dependence can indeed change the way people think. If caffeine can cause people to believe that a certain drink tastes more pleasant, then it might be indicative of those people’s dependence on the drug. Since this study was a double blind study it is less likely to have significant researcher bias involved. This study is also one that I could possibly recreate but maybe for a shorter
The government should repeal the ban on marijuana in Hawaii for the sake of people’s health, to treat patients, and to cure sickness. Marijuana is not only seen as a drug, but seen as a vital medication. To some people, it’s used as a cure. They don’t use it to get “high” or to relive their teenage years, but they use it to keep themselves out of pain and suffrage. Some patients spend hundreds of dollars on medication
William McKim in chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 and 14 looks at some basic pharmacology, research design and the behavioral analysis of drug effects, tolerance withdrawal, sensitization and conditioning of drug effects, dependence addiction and the self administration of drugs as well as antidepressants and mood stabilizers. A drug in its most basic form is defined as “a substance that alters the physiology of the body” (p. 1) and is comprised of a chemical name, a generic name and trade name. The chemical name is used by chemists to identify what the molecules of a drug looks like while the generic name is a shorter version of the chemical name. The trade name on the other hand, is the property of the company that sells the drug. The effect of a drug
Do we Really Know Everything About Psychedelic “Microdosing”? A less known but increasingly popular phenomenon is fascinating “psychonauts” and puzzling psychologists: microdosing. This new way of taking psychedelic drugs involves routinely taking a small fraction of a normal dose of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or magic mushrooms, LiveScience (http://www.livescience.com/51482-more-people-microdosing-psychedelic-drugs.html) explained. Supporters report improvements in perception, creativity, mood and concentration skills, minus the trippy flying elephants normally associated with psychedelics, yet microdosing remains uncharted territory. A new way of taking psychedelics?
How can students think that taking prescription drugs used to treat ADHD is fine to do if you do not have a prescription? How is illegally taking prescription drugs “safe” to do? Some students think this, and this essay will explain the dangers of doing this, and what can be done about this issue. Our society has an issue. There are students taking Adderall, a drug that is commonly used to treat ADHD, and they think there is no problem if they take it without having a prescription for it.
The committee felt that quetiapine, although not having randomized controlled trial data to support its use, did have the data to support its safety, whereas all other atypical antipsychotics, excepting clozapine, did not. Aripiprazole is to be consider the third line agent, although data indicate that it is likely to worsen some patients. Cholinesterase inhibitors have also been used but not reported nearly as extensively as the AA. The data suggest mild benefit only, and the benefit may take weeks to develop. Rare case reports of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as an effective treatment for psychosis have been published.