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Have IgA nephropathy. Taking drugs to get rid of the anxiety and depression. Need help

hello, i have iga nephropathy and i live in kentucky i am 16 years old and i was wondering if they legalize marajuana in kentucky could i get a cannabis card, im not wanting to smoke it to get *high* but i want it to take the edge off my pain and my anxiety and depression , i have smoked weed before to see how it would help me, it really didnt make me that high, it mostly just helped with pain and depression, any advice? or help?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. Medical marijuana might not be helpful in alleviating your depression/anxiety but may rather worsen them. What you require is a thorough psychiatric evaluation and enhancement of your coping skills to manage your disease-related stress. Anti-anxiety/ antidepressant medication along with supportive psychotherapy might be useful in your case after a thorough evaluation.
Dr Sundar Gnanavel
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Ashish Mittal's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Public Forum

Marijuana do not releive anxiety and depression. It is one of the most harmful substance for psychological health. Its use frequently lead to anxiety, depression and psychosis.

For treatment of anxiety and depression, it is better to visit nearby psychiatrist, as very effective treatment is available now a days.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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