Category Archives: mental health

Cannabis and Mental Health: Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a significant global issue. In 2017, 19.7 million Americans ranging from age 12 and up suffered from SUD. Of them, 74% struggled with alcohol use disorder, while 38% of addictions related to illicit drugs. In the same period, one in eight were addicted to both substances.  SUD affects both your […]

More Evidence Needed To Show That Cannabis Works For Mental Health Conditions

A new study published this week has found that there is little evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for several mental health conditions and called for more research on the use of cannabinoids for psychiatric care. A report on the research was published on Monday in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry. For the study, […]

Cannabis and Mental Health: Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes a person to obsess over their weight, diet, and body. A person with anorexia nervosa does not stop at an ideal weight or body type like a healthy diet would. Instead, they are prone to changing their goals to increasingly lower weights over time. This seemingly never-ending […]

Cannabis and Mental Health: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that can considerably impact one’s daily life. The disorder has the ability to affect attention spans and behavior, as well as trigger bouts of hyperactivity. As such, patients tend to struggle with school, work, relationships, and common tasks and interactions.  Several causes of ADHD have been identified. […]

On Being Lit: A Personal Essay on Mental Illness, Homelessness, and Compassion

This essay has been re-published with the permission of the author. The fine line between sanity and madness blurs as a jittery librarian in downtown Miami with body sores, unkempt hair, and tattered clothes gives fiery sidewalk lectures. Onlookers who recognize the senior librarian shake their heads as they toss a dollar or a get-well […]

Cannabis and Mental Health: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition that is often misunderstood and misrepresented by the public to some degree. Such misunderstandings may stem from the media’s frequent inaccurate depictions of the disorder and similar conditions like it. Other causes may be due to its similar symptoms to other medical conditions.  Whatever the case […]