1. Had recently stopped using marijuana after having used it heavily for a long time
2. Experiences at least 3 of the following withdrawal symptoms within several days of stopping marijuana use:
- Anger, irritability or feelings of aggression
- Depressed mood
- Feelings of restlessness
- A loss of appetite (or weight loss)
- Insomnia or other sleeping problems
- Feelings of anxiety or nervousness
- Physical symptoms of withdrawal, such as headache, stomach pains,
increased sweating, fever, chills or shakiness. To count as symptoms of withdrawal at least one of the above listed physical symptoms must be present and the severity of the symptom(s) must be great enough to cause substantial discomfort
3. The symptoms of withdrawal are severe enough to cause the person substantial problems with functioning at work or in social situations – or significant impairment in functioning in other important areas
4. The symptoms of withdrawal cannot be better explained by another physical or mental health condition
For further information about the new DSM-V, please visit: https://www.dsm5.org
-Tara Myers, M.S.
Primary Therapist at A Mission for Michael, Inc.