Anxiety & Stress

Brain Science & the Endocannabinoid System: Greg Gerdeman

Professor Greg Gerdeman discusses brain science, the neurobiology of stress, and how endocannabinoid science has liberated cannabis from the drug abuse paradigm.

Stress

Stress is primarily a physical response to feeling attacked, resulting in the release of hormones and chemicals like adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine. Symptoms of stress include low energy, headaches, upset stomach, aches and pain, sleep problems, frequent illness, and loss of sexual desire. Chronic stress can be detrimental to your health, increasing blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

Nausea

Nausea is a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit. Nausea may be symptomatic of many conditions, including infection, food poisoning, motion sickness, overeating, blocked intestine, illness, concussion or brain injury, appendicitis, and migraines. They can also be a reaction to medications.

Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder associated with widespread pain in the muscles and bones, areas of tenderness, and general fatigue. There isn’t a clear known cause, and fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed as another disease.

Depression

Depression is a serious condition that can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and decrease one’s ability to function. Symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, loss of enjoyment, appetite changes, changes in sleep patterns, and thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in your mood, energy, and activity levels. Symptoms can include mood swings, risk taking behaviors, disorganized things, restlessness, and self-harm.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASD, is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction, language, and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Roughly 30% of those diagnosed with ASD have seizures. Other symptoms may include learning disabilities, ADHD, OCD, depression, or anxiety.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry that is out of proportion to the actual danger. OCD, PTSD, panic disorder and phobias are considered anxiety disorders.

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