By definition, bipolar disorder is a disease that causes an abnormal change in a person’s mood :
Firstly , alternating periods of excitement (mania or less severe hypomania). Also, depression and average humor (normothermic).
These phases are disproportionate and can reach incredible and uncontrollable intensities. Even today, researchers still have difficulty explaining the causes of bipolar disorder. In any case, it combines both genetic and environmental factors. Such as drug or stimulant use, stress and lack of sleep.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
The symptoms are multiple, so they are classified into 2 categories:
symptoms of the depressive phase
- concentration disorders
- sleep disorders
- appetite disorders
- social withdrawal
- loss of interest in pleasure
- suicidal thoughts
- increased self-esteem
- illusions of grandeur
- reduced need for sleep
- tendency to have more ambitious plans
- sexual and social disinhibition
In Fact, there are 2 main conventional treatments to improve the general state of bipolar disorder patients: psychotherapies and psychotropic drugs .
Medical Cannabis and Bipolar Disorder
For instance,early studies on the effectiveness of therapeutic cannabis in combating bipolar disorder have not been very positive. Indeed, in a publication published in 2015, researchers demonstrated that cannabis could increase early symptom onset and suicide attempts. However, this was not true for all patients, making the study inconclusive.
Finally, other studies conducted and were more positive. Therefore,some people with bipolar disorder have reported that the symptoms of their disorder have actually decreased, in parallel with regular cannabis use.