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Can Medical Marijuana Be Used To Treat Bipolar Disorder?


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#1 DEBhasgrn

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:56 AM

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A recent study conducted in Glen Oaks hospital in New York, showed that marijuana could have a beneficial effect on neurocognitive functions of patients with bipolar disorder. The study was performed on 200 BD patients, 50 of whom have been smoking marijuana. All of them underwent tests that tested their neurocognitive functions (attention span, speed shifting, digits forward and backward tests and trails B test). The results were intriguing to say the least.

Cannabis Use Disorder
However, before we present you with the study’s conclusions, you have to bear in mind that the medical world is full of disorders, some being completely justified and others just being labeled as illnesses for the hell of it. In line with that practice, a frequent marijuana smoker ‘suffers’ from CUD (Cannabis Use Disorder) and is more likely to suffer from a history of psychosis than a person who doesn’t smoke. At least, that’s what the research suggests. Simply put, a BD patient with CUD is only 14% more likely to have a history of psychosis than a BD patient who doesn’t smoke marijuana.

Results
It was concluded that BD patients with CUD had significantly better cognitive tests results than patients who didn’t ‘suffer’ from CUD. That fact alone will significantly motivate further medical marijuana related research because now we can move away from the ‘burnout’ dogma and focus on the actual health benefits of cannabis. We always believed that you shouldn’t became a slave to the plant, but consume it moderately in order to reap the rewards it can provide and utilize its maximum potential.

Supporting Studies
To support this research, we found a study that was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in August, 2011. The study revealed that middle-aged men could benefit from the use of marijuana as well. Apparently, cannabis can significantly improve their mental stamina. They are able to think more clearly, a benefit that was practically never associated with the use of marijuana. The study was conducted on 8,992 male drug users. The first phase of research was conducted when they were 42, and the second when they turned 50. Basically, much was gained in terms of mental clarity, yet nothing was actually lost for good.

Conclusion
According to these two studies, it is safe to conclude that the use of medical marijuana is actually beneficial to both patients who suffer from bipolar disorder and middle-aged men. In addition, there seem to be no permanent psychological consequences of frequent marijuana use (at least in the time span of 10 years) with middle-aged men. This actually makes sense because recent research actually proves that the brain is not fully developed until you reach your late 30?s or early 40?s even. So, even if you don’t toke in the first 20 years, don’t worry – there’ll be plenty of time to enjoy it afterwards.

Some people who have Biploar feel that marijuana works in terms of dealing with their bipolar. Most feel sativa strains are more helpful for treating Bipolar. However it can depend on which mood you are feeling so at certain times an indica strain may be beneficial.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Thank You for that Deb....There are so many that will find this Awesome News....Now how do we tell them all shrugsmiley.gif GAAAAsmiley.gif


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

Thank You for that Deb....There are so many that will find this Awesome News....Now how do we tell them all shrugsmiley.gif GAAAAsmiley.gif


One Peep at a time ;)


I like this, some one is finally going to tell the truth instead of something they thought up in their heads.. And you know, these researchers could come to me, they'd find out a lot from an old life timer Like me... Another thing in this article I hadn't realized is, when they said, the mind is not fully developed until your some were around 40,, I thought about the big change I had gone through at the age of 40,, I think that happens with most of us, bipolar or not,, Being BP myself and all these years of my use of Cannabis, I am living prof it works!!!!!! headshakesmiley.gif lol
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

thinking.gif my diagnosis is they are suffering from HUAD ....[heid up arse disorder] ... DWRD [disassociation with reality disorder] ...DAISNAIDD [do as I say, not as I do disorder] Hysterical muA
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:48 PM

thank you for this information. We know it is good for it, but having more documentation sure helps! This is a nice one! On another sit, last Fall, an older gentleman was checking in with bi-polar disorder. Seemed, he'd had it awhile and was checking out the temperature for MMJ use and bi-polar. There was much discussion. He seemed responsible and like someone that would use wisely and switch up with Indica/sativa... Ultimately, he had been doing it for years..simply went to the forum and discrovered why! He is still doing well! A good farmer in Colorado---hope he started growing more than corn, though! smileyheart.gif pr
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

leaf and tip is higher in cbd's and very calming effect ....possibly the most beneficial of cannabis's effects for bi-polar too much thc and ya get outta wack. muA
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:06 PM

Most "chemical imbalance" disorders are actually nutrition disorders. Not necessarily due to improper diet, but also introduced by the bodies inability to process nutritive elements - some of these cases root cause in environmental contaminants. The bottom line is that MANY (not all) psychiatric ailments are wholly resolved with a nutrition based therapy.

A friend's wife was diagnosed bipolar and prescribed a cocktail of Zyprexa, Trazadone and Trileptal. Her condition worsened and the doctors sought to ADD Lithium to the mix.

Finally, out of desperation, her husband boldly sought the advice of an Orthomolecular oriented physician who replaced the entire pharmacological cocktail with Megavitamin B12 sub-lingual treatment, Vitamin C and Omega 3's - along with introduction of more substantive non-processed foods regimen.

She is now drug free and has not had a single episode in over 3 years.

A good starting point for Orthomolecular Medicine is Dr. Andrew Saul
http://www.doctoryou....com/index.html

Dr. Hoffer said the orthomolecular treatment is the most effective treatment for the schizophrenic syndrome today. He hopes institutions will look into the treatment in order to perfect it.
For more information: http://www.orthomed.org/csf/csf.htm
Award-winning video featuring Dr. Abram Hoffer available, "A Message of Hope" produced by The Foundation for Excellence in Health Care http://www.kentwa.org/foundation/htm


http://www.doctoryou...om/bipolar.html


Megavitamin Therapy for Psychosis
Psychosis Cured with Vitamin Therapy: Nutrition Protocols and Case Histories of Dr. A. Hoffer
http://www.doctoryou..._psychosis.html

The Canadian born actress, who starred as Lois Lane in the blockbuster movie series, Superman, told the Council that she had been "treated" for mental illness for most of her life. Boldly she revealed that conventional medicine provided her with very little help. But by taking charge of her own healing, discovering natural methods that dealt with the root cause of her problem, and with the help of family and friends, she got herself well.
http://www.doctoryou...f.com/lois.html

Bipolar Kids Need Nutrition, Not Junk Food and More Drugs
http://www.doctoryou...om/bipolar.html

Medication on any level is more likely to mask issues and does not correct the root cause.

Edited by froggymountain, 02 August 2012 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

Most "chemical imbalance" disorders are actually nutrition disorders. Not necessarily due to improper diet, but also introduced by the bodies inability to process nutritive elements - some of these cases root cause in environmental contaminants. The bottom line is that MANY (not all) psychiatric ailments are wholly resolved with a nutrition based therapy.

A friend's wife was diagnosed bipolar and prescribed a cocktail of Zyprexa, Trazadone and Trileptal. Her condition worsened and the doctors sought to ADD Lithium to the mix.

Finally, out of desperation, her husband boldly sought the advice of an Orthomolecular oriented physician who replaced the entire pharmacological cocktail with Megavitamin B12 sub-lingual treatment, Vitamin C and Omega 3's - along with introduction of more substantive non-processed foods regimen.

She is now drug free and has not had a single episode in over 3 years.

A good starting point for Orthomolecular Medicine is Dr. Andrew Saul
http://www.doctoryou....com/index.html

Dr. Hoffer said the orthomolecular treatment is the most effective treatment for the schizophrenic syndrome today. He hopes institutions will look into the treatment in order to perfect it.
For more information: http://www.orthomed.org/csf/csf.htm
Award-winning video featuring Dr. Abram Hoffer available, "A Message of Hope" produced by The Foundation for Excellence in Health Care http://www.kentwa.org/foundation/htm


http://www.doctoryou...om/bipolar.html


Megavitamin Therapy for Psychosis
Psychosis Cured with Vitamin Therapy: Nutrition Protocols and Case Histories of Dr. A. Hoffer
http://www.doctoryou..._psychosis.html

The Canadian born actress, who starred as Lois Lane in the blockbuster movie series, Superman, told the Council that she had been "treated" for mental illness for most of her life. Boldly she revealed that conventional medicine provided her with very little help. But by taking charge of her own healing, discovering natural methods that dealt with the root cause of her problem, and with the help of family and friends, she got herself well.
http://www.doctoryou...f.com/lois.html

Bipolar Kids Need Nutrition, Not Junk Food and More Drugs
http://www.doctoryou...om/bipolar.html

Medication on any level is more likely to mask issues and does not correct the root cause.


I totally agree that proper diet and exercise is the main key to better health in everything that makes us who we are, Great post froggy,, I also believe that each case is different from the other, what works for one might not work for another,, Some of us do need the proper medication and hopefully if needed, and with the help of a good doctor, the right prescripts will be prescribed for that single person,, Not all meds work for all in the same way and not all will need prescribed meds,, everyone is made differently,, Bipolar comes with different affects for each and every one of us,,,

So what do you think of Cannabis as a helpful medication for bipolar,,, Peace and good Health
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:54 PM

Our colleagues in the previous posts are correct about the CBD's. Cannabis is excellent for augmentation and is in itself a nutritive element of significant benefit - #1 Government patent claim - antioxidant.

Another claim in the US Government patent calls cannabis a neuroprotectant - and is beneficial for healing of neural damage as well (US6630507_Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants).

http://www.google.co...EBAJ&dq=6630507
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

vitamins b, c and omega3 oils DO help some ppl....however, sadly, not in all cases... muA
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:37 PM

You are going to find your "miracle"! Do you know why? Because you are persistent! Bless You. You will be ever in my prayers.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

vitamins b, c and omega3 oils DO help some ppl....however, sadly, not in all cases...
muA

As aforementioned "many, not all" , Agreed. But a USA standard processed and junk food diet does not contribute to a solid constitution and health. Got to keep the MMJ pure and organic! A great example of how purity empowers efficacy.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:09 AM

vitamins b, c and omega3 oils DO help some ppl....however, sadly, not in all cases...
muA

Synthetic Vs Organic Vitamins
Correct, There are no panaceas.
However - it is important to note that most over-the-counter vitamins are synthetically produced. Whole organic vitamins are available - albeit more expensive yet considerably more efficacious.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:36 PM

Most "chemical imbalance" disorders are actually nutrition disorders. Not necessarily due to improper diet, but also introduced by the bodies inability to process nutritive elements - some of these cases root cause in environmental contaminants. The bottom line is that MANY (not all) psychiatric ailments are wholly resolved with a nutrition based therapy.

A friend's wife was diagnosed bipolar and prescribed a cocktail of Zyprexa, Trazadone and Trileptal. Her condition worsened and the doctors sought to ADD Lithium to the mix.

Finally, out of desperation, her husband boldly sought the advice of an Orthomolecular oriented physician who replaced the entire pharmacological cocktail with Megavitamin B12 sub-lingual treatment, Vitamin C and Omega 3's - along with introduction of more substantive non-processed foods regimen.

She is now drug free and has not had a single episode in over 3 years.

A good starting point for Orthomolecular Medicine is Dr. Andrew Saul
http://www.doctoryou....com/index.html

Dr. Hoffer said the orthomolecular treatment is the most effective treatment for the schizophrenic syndrome today. He hopes institutions will look into the treatment in order to perfect it.
For more information: http://www.orthomed.org/csf/csf.htm
Award-winning video featuring Dr. Abram Hoffer available, "A Message of Hope" produced by The Foundation for Excellence in Health Care http://www.kentwa.org/foundation/htm


http://www.doctoryou...om/bipolar.html


Megavitamin Therapy for Psychosis
Psychosis Cured with Vitamin Therapy: Nutrition Protocols and Case Histories of Dr. A. Hoffer
http://www.doctoryou..._psychosis.html

The Canadian born actress, who starred as Lois Lane in the blockbuster movie series, Superman, told the Council that she had been "treated" for mental illness for most of her life. Boldly she revealed that conventional medicine provided her with very little help. But by taking charge of her own healing, discovering natural methods that dealt with the root cause of her problem, and with the help of family and friends, she got herself well.
http://www.doctoryou...f.com/lois.html

Bipolar Kids Need Nutrition, Not Junk Food and More Drugs
http://www.doctoryou...om/bipolar.html

Medication on any level is more likely to mask issues and does not correct the root cause.


Just curious, what is the price tag on all that? Wonder if anyone could really afford that? pr
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

B12's organic or vegan will run $10 to $40 per month and about another $30 per month for the C's and Omega's.

The alternative is a full Gerson Therapy and Diet. It's the coffee enemas that scare most people more than the rigid regimen of juicing. However, Gerson's is highly effective.

A simple full organic (toxin) free diet will add approximately $40 per week to the grocery bill - assuming there are readily available grocers with an organic selection (in the USA many WalMarts are now supplying organic, WholeFoods). It may take a few more weeks to have an impact than Gerson's.

Some people do respond well to cannabis to replace meds. As long as it is personally grown the cost is low for hydro grown: approx $50 to $100 per month - check out the numbers in this grow journal https://www.greenpas...froggys-friend/

Regrettably health costs in this world are high and PHARMA have "lobbied" the FDA and insurance companies to cover only the means of treatment that will increase their wealth. The truly health choices are not insurance covered and left to the already burdened patient to bear.

Grow organic: both food and meds. It will save in many ways.

I so pray for those burdened with these deep, deep issues: nothing hurts more than a soul in pain.

Many blessings to you.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:43 AM

I like this, some one is finally going to tell the truth instead of something they thought up in their heads.. And you know, these researchers could come to me, they'd find out a lot from an old life timer Like me... Another thing in this article I hadn't realized is, when they said, the mind is not fully developed until your some were around 40,, I thought about the big change I had gone through at the age of 40,, I think that happens with most of us, bipolar or not,, Being BP myself and all these years of my use of Cannabis, I am living prof it works!!!!!! headshakesmiley.gif lol


me too. i could not have said it better deb. thanks
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:29 PM

me too. i could not have said it better deb. thanks

Good testimony.
I hear mixed stories, so it is refreshing to hear it straight from someone in the "reality experience".
Thanks for you candidness.

What strain have you found that works best?
Do you juice cannabis? If so, leaves only?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:06 AM

Good testimony.
I hear mixed stories, so it is refreshing to hear it straight from someone in the "reality experience".
Thanks for you candidness.

What strain have you found that works best?
Do you juice cannabis? If so, leaves only?


Hi froggymountain!!! For me, It isn't a certain strain so much as what my mood is, I do know that an indica or indica / sativa works better for me,, I have tried just sativa and do wish it worked for me but it makes me too anxious and paranoid, I don't like that feeling, but then again, it is what kind of mood I am in...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

Thanks for the Indica based tip. Ever tried juicing leaf? Results?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for the Indica based tip.

Ever tried juicing leaf? Results?


Hi froggymountain, hows it going!!!!! smhug.gif I have not used juicing yet and should be working on it.. I do use the Cannabis in my cooking, I have used NN Oil during a rough time and I smoke it which is more comfortable for me then any other way so far... Peace and Good Health!!!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

You are my hero. Strength, patience and fortitude........ But you are making it and moving forward in life. Good Job!




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