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Is Cannabis an Effective Treatment for Psoriasis?

Medical cannabis use is on the rise. There’s growing evidence that it may effectively treat various medical conditions, including psoriasis. Getty Images People already use cannabis to treat conditions like Crohn’s disease , glaucoma , and nausea from chemotherapy .

The evidence is mounting that cannabis may also be effective in treating everything from multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease to schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder .

But can cannabis be used to treat psoriasis? Here, we examine the evidence. How psoriasis affects your mental health

Pain, fatigue, and sleeplessness often occur with psoriasis. Psoriasis can also take a profound toll on your mental health.

The National Psoriasis Foundation notes that people with psoriasis are at an increased risk for depression and anxiety.

According to research, as many as 84% of people living with psoriasis are also living with a psychiatric disorder.

Having psoriasis can cause embarrassment or shame, leading to becoming isolated and more vulnerable to harm. This, in turn, can contribute to the development of anxiety and depression.In particular, about 20–30% of people living with psoriasis also have depression, though some studies indicate as high as 62%. Similarly, people living with psoriasis vulgaris also have a higher risk of developing anxiety. Is cannabis a solution to psoriasis? Psoriasis isn’t curable and can be difficult to control.Although there are a variety of medications and light therapies for treating the disease, some have serious side effects, and others lose their effectiveness when your body builds up resistance to them.Given psoriasis’s physical and emotional […]

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