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Can you get panic disorder from weed?

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I was smoking weed the other day, and I had a panic attack. Can I develop panic disorder from cannabis?
asked Aug 12, 2015 in Panic Attacks / Disorder by anonymous
recategorized Aug 12, 2015 by drcarlo

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You can develop an anxiety disorder from using cannabis. Cannabis, or "weed," can induce severe panic attacks, and it would be difficult to tell the difference from panic disorder. The difference between panic attacks from cannabis versus panic attacks from panic disorder is that the panic attacks from cannabis use can stop once you quit using cannabis. The panic attacks from panic disorder stop only with treatment with therapy and sometimes with prescription medication.

There are some people who will continue to have panic attacks when they discontinue their use of cannabis. In this situation, the cannabis has triggered a panic disorder, and now you have to treat it like you would for panic disorder. For more information and help on panic attacks and panic disorder, please visit AnxietyBoss.com.
answered Aug 12, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)
selected Sep 20, 2015 by drcarlo