OMMP Medical Marijuana Card for Bipolar Disorder in Oregon
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Bipolar Disorder Medical Marijuana Card
Bipolar Disorders is NOT one of the qualify conditions in Oregon that allows you to obtain your medical marijuana card.
Medical Marijuana Card Application
Once your application is submitted, our certified medical marijuana doctor will review your application and determine your eligibility within 48 hours. We will call you with your results and to schedule your appointment at our closet clinic!
Step 1. See if you qualify for medical marijuana with a quick online application.
Step 2. Our doctor will review your application and schedule a clinic appointment.
Step 3. We will provide you with everything you need to get your card!
How can Medical Marijuana help you with Bipolar Disorder symptoms?
Bipolar disorder was formerly known as manic-depressive disorder. This involves intense mood changes from being manic at one moment and then becoming depressive at the next. Manic phases include episodes of euphoria, sleeplessness, intensely inflated self-esteem, easy distractibility, and flight of ideas. Flight of ideas involves jumping from one idea to the next without clearly describing or defining anything. Bipolar clients also suffer from pressured speech. They continuously interrupt in conversations and can hardly listen to others. They ignore indicators that others also wish to speak and move on, uttering intelligible or non-intelligible remarks. Interruptions signal them to repeat from the beginning what they have been talking about. Depressive symptoms, on the other hand, are characterized by feelings of evasive hopelessness, helplessness, and suicidal ideations. People who are in the depressive phase cannot find pleasure in anything (anhedonia), are often tired, either sleeps too little or too much, and have feelings of worthlessness or guilt over inappropriate circumstances.
Young men who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder are at highest risk of committing suicide, especially if they have history of substance or alcohol abuse and if they were recently discharged from the hospital. Bipolar disorder is highly suggested of strong family history (most likely of psychiatric illness or substance abuse) and appears to be more common in highly educated individuals. It occurs almost equally among men and women.
The person with bipolar condition revolves between depression and normal behavior or mania and normal behavior. In other instances, the cycle spins from being manic to normal to depressive until cycles are repeated. Comorbidities also exist for those with bipolar disorder. Their bipolar disorder may be accompanied by an anxiety disorder, substance or alcohol dependence, dysthymia, or cerebrovascular, cardiovascular, and metabolic disorders. For women, the impact of bipolar disorder falls on social and family relationships, while men are cited in crime involvements. The early 20’s is the mean age for a first ever manic episode. For some, it occurs in their adolescent stage while others start to manifest symptoms at age 50. Manic episodes suddenly start and rapidly heighten in a few days and last from a few weeks to several months. They die down and disappear abruptly than episodes of depression.
Treatments involve the use of psychopharmacologic medications like lithium and anticonvulsant drugs. Lithium remains effective for approximately 75% of clients with bipolar disorder while others react satisfactorily to anticonvulsant drugs like Carbamazepine and Valproic acid. These anticonvulsants have been found to contain mood-stabilizing properties.
Psychotherapy is effective only during the normal or mild depressive phases of the bipolar cycle. This is highly ineffective when the patient is in his manic episode as his attention is greatly scattered and he remains hyperactive. Psychotherapy offers support for the client and the family, and when combined with medication can reduce the risk of suicide and injury among suffering clients. Electroconvulsive therapy has also been looked into as an alternative in managing bipolar disorder. This is an underused treatment that appears to be effective for depressive clients who have been resistant to pharmacological interventions.