So, I've been smoking pit since the age of 16,I'm 18, and I only used it to get rid of suicidal thoughts or even anxiety. Self medicating. My phycatrist has prescribed me mood stabilizers and she is totally against pot. Honestly right now I feel really down and I've been sober for two weeks. My therapist thinks I'm addicted but I'm not, the only reason why I haven't been smoking for two weeks to prove her wrong. Anyways I can't get a medical marijuana card because it would effect my family and my phycatrist doesn't trust me with a pot card. I would smoke tonight but I fear my parents would catch me. Honestly I'm like a 7/10 depressed and this is usually the time I go smoke so I don't like try killing myself. 4Chan, what do I do. Continue pills that haven't worked for me since two years or keep smoking pot. I live in california
From the website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists:
>Depression: A study following 1600 Australian school-children, aged 14 to 15 for seven years, found that while children who use cannabis regularly have a significantly higher risk of depression, the opposite was not the case - children who already suffered from depression were not more likely than anyone else to use cannabis. adolescents who used cannabis daily were five times more likely to develop depression and anxiety in later life.
Use marijuana as a temporary* fix until you can find something to increase your mood. I was put on 5-HTP and that fucked me right up. My suicidal thoughts tripled. I started smoking again, as I hadn't for a month or two prior and that was the only thing that calmed me down until I could rationalize with myself.
This is really only a temporary solution. You need to do something else to cope with your emotions. Being productive is what really helped me. Decorate your room. Take daily walks. Excercise. Doing something new helps you break that feeling of being stuck in a routine.
As much as pot is a legit solution for MANY ailments, psych ones are more often aggravated by pot use, that being said it DOES help some people with depression or anxiety issues. But whether it's really helping you in the long run is something you should be honest about. Pot can aggravate things you are predisposed to like anxiety or schizophrenia, but don't forget the pills they give you can do a LOT WORSE.