Updated: October 22, 2023
The Link Between High THC Marijuana and Psychiatric Disorders
The still-forming adolescent brain is at the highest risk, but even adult users will notice mental health problems over time. There are increased risks for psychosis, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dementia. In fact, using high THC marijuana every day puts the user at five times the risk of a non-user for such mental health disorders. There are also certain genes that many people have that double and triple that risk.
High THC Marijuana Use and Mental Health
With the legalizing of marijuana for recreational use in California and other places, we find the industry alive and well. Maybe too well. You see, there are lots of specialty commercial growers who are pumping up the volume on the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content. THC, as you know, is the active ingredient in marijuana that gets you high. It has an almost immediate psychological effect that puts the user in an altered state-of-mind.
5 Tips for Tending to Compassion Fatigue
COMPASSION FATIGUE – “indifference to charitable appeals on behalf of those who are suffering, experienced as a result of the frequency or number of such appeals.” It may start out as a kind of numbness or irritability. You might feel impatient or just wish someone would stop talking.
Corona – The Making of the Bogeyman
In this article, I am trying to point out how the medical profession has lost its way. It is practicing, not science but non-science. To help politicians to create a bogeyman is bad medicine. Doctors should be educating the public, not scaring them.
RESIST MUCH? Carolyn and her daughter Jessie are in the thick of individuation in the middle of a pandemic. The arguments are, well, unpleasant.
We Will See the Light
During these trying times it’s easy to get caught up in the mayhem. Keeping our eyes on the light lets us focus on hope.
Trying to Stay Happy
Everyone wants to be happy, and happiness is part of good mental health. During this time of pandemic and crisis, it is important to keep a good attitude, to be grateful for your blessings, and to keep having hope and faith.
The Four Main Symptoms of Stress
We are all hit by a bout of stress from time to time. Some more than others. It’s a fact of life. Part of understanding how to deal with stress when it does hit us is to have an overview of the four main symptoms of stress and what they are – psychological, emotional, physical and behavioural. So let’s dive in and take a look.
The Four Main Categories of Stress
Stress. It comes to us all. Some of us are more susceptible to feeling stressed that others. There’s no rule to what makes us feel stressed or how we deal with it. However one thing is for sure – stress needs to be acted on and controlled before it gets out of control. It may help you with that if you are aware of what the four main categories of stress are and their characteristics.
The Basics of Understanding Stress
Stress comes to us all in different ways at different times in different degrees and any number of causes can trigger it. When stressed we feel that we care not in control. We feel overwhelmed. When that happens, something needs to be done about it. You must do what you can to manage your stress and regain control. But just what is stress? That’s what we look at here so you may understand what stress is and how we react to it.
Case Study: Tapping Into Inner Resources To Combat Anxiety
It had been a couple of years since Dale’s last panic attack. The anxiety that ran like a steady current since his youth seemed to have dried up as he engaged in AAIT. Bring on the pandemic and the anxiety began trickling in.
COVID-19 Frontline Workers: Strategies for Staying Emotionally Healthy
To date worldwide, there have been more than 3 million people infected with COVID-19, over two hundred thousand deaths and millions of others who have been impacted financially, and emotionally. Our frontline workers by the nature of their jobs, are tasked with continuing to go to work to provide for our public health needs and safety. During this unprecedented pandemic, it is important that frontline workers not only take care of their patients and the general public, but also check on themselves and fellow coworkers. Below are a few tips, strategies and mental health resources for staying emotionally healthy.