Medical ConditionPsychiatric disorders
Mixed mood disorder
Generalized anxiety, panic attacks, seasonal depression, suicidal thinking, insomnia
ADD / ADHD
52 y/o male with mixed mood disorder on muliple medications with incomplete improvement, responded well to CBD rich strains of cannbis.
Brief history and target symptomatology
52 year old male with greater than 30 year history of mood disorder. Past medications included multiple SSRIs, SNRIs, mood stabilizers, benzodiazepines and hypnotics. Cannabis had been quite effective at reducing need for antidepressants for 5 years, however anxiety, panic and insomnia had remained intermittently problematic, and medication side effects were significant. Switched to high cbd strain (Cannatonic) as a bedtime unheated dose with near complete resolution of insomnia and generalized anxiety. Using L-theanine during the day for occasional panick attacks.
Previous and current conventional therapies
Numerous SSRIs, SNRIs, benzodiazepines and zolpidem, talk therapy, numerous traditional herbs, meditation and exercise.
Clinical response to Cannabis
Used as an evening unheated oral preparation, response has been remarkable and improving. CBD dose is estimated to be about 100mg.
Patient has resumed aerobic exercise and is working to restore previous social activities.
Usual method of Cannabis administration
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