Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder characterized by more than just the feeling of sadness. People who experience clinical depression can suffer from feelings of sadness, loneliness, loss of interest in things they once enjoyed, fatigue, thoughts of suicide and trouble getting through normal day-to-day activities. Treatment of this disorder is not just a matter of “snapping out of it,” and it can take years for some people to feel better. Certain strains of medical marijuana can help to elevate mood, giving feelings of being uplifted, euphoria and increased appetite for those suffering from depression who are unable to eat.
Best method of ingestion for this condition:
People have been using medical marijuana to treat depression for centuries. Like most other medication to treat depression, it works with some people but not with others. Some professionals suggest that users only use marijuana in low doses to treat their depression or to avoid suppression of dopamine levels that might occur when taking higher doses. On the other hand, when users smoke or vaporize marijuana at low doses, they can experience an increase in serotonin, which will positively affect their mood. For this reason, smoking or vaporizing weed is probably the best method of ingestion for users suffering from depression. It is easy to control the size of each dose, and users will feel an immediate feeling of relief that doesn’t come with edibles.
Disclaimer: Depression is a not a state-approved medical marijuana condition in the state of Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (7/15/16)