counselling cbd

Counselling cbd

Are we ready for the full legalization of pot? What are the consequences for our mental health?

Even when participants are told about the power of the placebo effect, they can still experience the placebo effect when experiencing experimentally-induced pain.

Why Marijuana Use May Lower Emotional Intelligence

Although many believe it is harmless, marijuana contains psychoactive compounds that affect pain, motivation, memory, mood, and reward processing.

Marijuana can significantly dull emotional processing, according to a new study.

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But evidence of its benefits is still highly preliminary, experts warn. More research is needed both to be sure of its effects and to establish appropriate dosing recommendations.

Counselling cbd

How does it work?

As a counselor, I strive to create the best evidence-based, holistic and individualized treatment plans through collaboration with my clients. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I use a variety of therapeutic approaches, including a wide range of expressive arts and animal and nature-assisted therapies. Recently multiple clients have reported symptom improvement through the use of an over-the-counter supplement that works with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Approved in the form of an oral solution (Epidiolex) in June 2018 by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome — rare and severe forms of epilepsy — cannabidiol (CBD) has also drawn interest as a therapeutic agent for use on a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Overall, current research indicates that CBD has significant potential as a treatment for a number of mood disorders.

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Learn more about risk management issues related to client marijuana use (ACA members only): counseling.org/docs/default-source/risk-management/ct-risk-management-july-2018.pdf