Anxiety Specialist

Green Med Cards

Alternative Medicine Practitioner & Medical Marijuana located in College Park, MD

If you’re feeling anxiety so often that it’s become the new normal for you, you likely have an anxiety disorder. Green Med Cards in College Park, Maryland, offers medical cannabis as an option to help treat anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are a common mental condition, but treating them can be a long-term and frustrating proposition. Luckily, medical cannabis is effective in treating anxiety disorders, along with a number of mental conditions. If you’d like to learn if medical cannabis is right for you, call Green Med Cards or schedule an appointment online.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

While feelings of anxiety or nervousness are normal every once in a while, if you find yourself constantly feeling excessive and ongoing anxiety that makes it difficult to enjoy your daily life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

You can develop an anxiety disorder as a child or as an adult, and while symptoms of anxiety disorder may be similar to other mental conditions like panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder, they are separate and distinct conditions.

In many cases, anxiety disorder occurs alongside other mood or mental disorders. While treating an anxiety-disorder is usually a long-term process, most people show improvement with treatment including psychotherapy and medication.

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

Symptoms can vary from person to person, but they often include:

  • Persistent worrying or anxiety that is out of proportion to the events around you
  • Overthinking plans and solutions to unlikely, worst-case scenarios
  • Perceiving situations and events as threatening when they aren’t
  • Difficulty handling uncertainty
  • Indecisiveness and fear of making a wrong decision
  • Inability to let go of worries
  • Inability to relax, or a feeling of restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that your mind is going blank

You may also experience physical symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle tension or aches
  • Trembling or feeling twitchy
  • Sweating more than normal
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Irritability

If you have an anxiety disorder, you may have periods where your worries aren’t entirely consuming you, but still, feel anxious when there’s no apparent reason.

How can medical cannabis help me deal with my anxiety disorder?

Cannabis has been shown to reduce anxiety, and can also work as a gentle sleep aid and appetite stimulant. Traditional medication for anxiety typically consists of antidepressants or benzodiazepines, drugs that often have a long list of side effects. Cannabis offers an alternative to these drugs with few of the side effects. Even the non-psychoactive CBD can be effective in treating anxiety.

If you want to learn more about medical cannabis or if you need a certification, call Green Med Cards today or make an appointment online.