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Is medical marijuana safe drug for bipolar disorder?

Hello. I have a son who is 18 years old. He has bipolar disorder and refuses to take medications. He is afraid of the side effect. He started to use medical marijuana every night before bed. According to him, medical marijuana is safer than medication. Is this correct?
Wed, 21 May 2014
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Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
There are wonderful treatment options available for bipolar depression like valproate or carbamazepine etc. Medical marijuana is not a preferred treatment for bipolar depression.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:
bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy
                                        
Wish you good health,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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Is medical marijuana safe drug for bipolar disorder?

Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. There are wonderful treatment options available for bipolar depression like valproate or carbamazepine etc. Medical marijuana is not a preferred treatment for bipolar depression. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.