Marijuana Use Disorder Treatment Specialist, Dr Soroya Bacchus, MD. in Los Angeles and Glendale CA
Marijuana users are more likely to develop temporary psychosis as well as long-term mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Euphoria, anxiety, uncontrollable laughing, increased appetite, inattentiveness, forgetfulness, restlessness, tachycardia, conjunctival injection, and dry mouth are all symptoms of addiction. Delusions, hallucinations, and derealization are less common. Contact Dr. Soroya Bacchus, MD, at Psychiatry Unplugged for treatment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Los Angeles CA and Glendale CA. Our medical professionals are ready to help you. For more information, call us or book an appointment online.
What is Marijuana Use Disorder?
If you find it hard to function daily without marijuana use, you might meet the criteria for marijuana use disorder. Most people do not realize that marijuana is addictive and has its own distinct physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. It is common to have a loss of appetite, irritability, vomiting episodes, difficulty concentrating, and possible 2 to 4-week trouble with daily functioning. Men who smoke marijuana habitually can also develop gynecomastia (Man Boobs). Marijuana use in adolescence does affect the developing brain and is often a gateway drug to other drug misuse.
Just as every person is unique, their pattern of drug abuse and eventual healing is entirely individualized. Generally, all marijuana products are stopped, and supportive prescription medications that taper off in 1-2 weeks are used to prevent withdrawal and cravings.