Grinspoon and Bakalar presented six case studies of people with bipolar disorder using cannabis to to rerat their symptoms. Some used it to treat mania, depression, or both. They stated that it was more effective than conventional drugs or helped relieve the side effects of those drugs. One woman found that cannabis curbed her manic rages. Others described the use of cannabis as a a supplement to lithium (allowing reduced consumption) or for relief of lithium;s side effects.
These clinical observations are important leads to potential use of cannabinoids for manic depressive disorder and suggest that clinical trials should be conducted.
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Marijuana and the Cannabinoids
Grinspoon, L. and Bakalar, J. B. (eds.) (1993) Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine, Yale ed., Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.