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Anxiety

Our doctors are trained in prescribing medical cannabis for anxiety and its associated symptoms including insomnia, depression and mental health. 

Anxiety effects everyday life and can severely disrupt the enjoyment in day to day activities. If left unchecked or untreated anxiety can often lead to worsening mental health issues.

Over a one year period, over two million Australians may experience anxiety and is the most common mental health problem in Australia, and generally effects 1 in 4 people. 

Some of the many common emotional factors of Anxiety include:

- Panic attacks
- Excessive worry or anxiety
- Negative thought spirals that become all consuming
- Restlessness
- Irritability, agitation and anger
- Fatigue
- Mind blanks
- Excessive fear or worry

 

The main physiological features of an anxiety disorder can be:

- Muscle tension
- Headaches
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Sweating
- Tremulousness (churning stomach, heart racing, palpitations)
- Sleep disturbance
- Panic attacks
- Behavioural Symptoms

 

Studies have shown that natural medicine can potentially improve anxiety symptoms. Natural Medicine and endocannabinoid medicines have been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety. Research suggests that increasing serotonin levels can help treat anxiety.

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