Mental Health / Social Work

Social Work OverviewEntry-Level EducationBachelors Degree+Work Experience in a Related OccupationNoneOn-The-Job TrainingNoneNumber of Jobs, 2012607,300Job Outlook, 2012-202219% (Faster than average)Employment Change, 2012-2022+114,100Social Workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Specialized Clinical Social Workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral and emotional issues. Social Workers generally work full time and may need to work evenings weekends and holidays. They work in hospitals, primary care settings, veteran clinics, nursing homes, community mental health clinics, private practices, state and local governments, schools, substance abuse clinics, military bases, correctional facilities and child welfare agencies. Social Workers may spend a lot of time away from the office visiting clients. socialwork
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As a healthcare center, we are always in search of new methods of curing mental disorders. Now we want to introduce you to cannabidiol and its almost magical properties, one of which is the emotional release CBD causes in patients.

Many of us have heard about the benefits of marijuana, which is used in the treatment of mental disorders. However, recent research findings have failed to prove that cannabis can be safe and effective in treating six of the most common mental disorders: 

  • anxiety,
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,
  • depression,
  • post-traumatic mental disorder,
  • psychosis,
  • Tourette's syndrome.

But what is the link between weed and CBD for mental illness?

Marijuana resin contains more than 80 cannabinoids, which are the main narcotic substances, but the most significant effects on the body are caused by the combination of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These two substances, which act in completely opposite ways, can induce feelings of euphoria and revitalization, while at the same time having an inhibitory and sedative effect. Cannabis and cannabinoids are increasingly available and used for medicinal use in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

According to various sources, a number of studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) is the most effective recreational treatment for chronic non-cancerous pain. In addition, most of the controlled studies that looked at the effects of cannabinoids on a person with depression and anxiety proved that this compound can significantly ease the patients’ conditions.

On top of that, CBD review sites show a decrease in symptoms of anxiety, also it is entirely clear that this effect causes an improvement in general condition.

At this point in time, scientists are still investigating whether CBD can improve depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as Tourette's syndrome, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers have to conduct further research examining the direct effect of this substance.

2012 Median Pay $44,200/year or $21.25/hr

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