Självmedicinering med cannabis för posttraumatiskt stressyndrom. En normanalys av individers upplevelser och professioners uppfattning

DSpace Repository

Självmedicinering med cannabis för posttraumatiskt stressyndrom. En normanalys av individers upplevelser och professioners uppfattning

Show full item record

Files for download

Facebook

Simple item record

Publication Student thesis
Title Självmedicinering med cannabis för posttraumatiskt stressyndrom. En normanalys av individers upplevelser och professioners uppfattning
Author(s) Hyllengren, Annika ; Kristiansson, Malin
Date 2015
English abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine people's experiences of self-medication with cannabis in relation to post-traumatic stress disorder and professions’ opinions of cannabis for medical use. The study focuses on norms and values as well as its impact on individuals. A qualitative approach was used with thematically open interview questions, in order to gain an insight into the interviewees’ reality and their experiences. Selected theories emphasize on norms, social control and gateway. The study has chosen to point out Sweden's drug policy attitudes to cannabis, research on cannabis as a complement to post-traumatic stress disorder, resources and therapies in the section earlier research. The results showed patterns of how the social control and norms affect the individual who chooses to deviate from the prevailing norm. The informants who have chosen to self-medicate cannabis in relation to post-traumatic stress disorder describes itself countered in their experiences with emotions such as contempt, exclusion and being misunderstood. It also emerged that there is transparency in the professions to the possibilities of cannabis as medicine, at present, it is a lack of evidence and research. It was also found that the informants who self-medicated strives cannabis as medicine in the market, controlled dosage.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle
Pages 42
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) Cannabis, normer, posttraumatiskt stressyndrom, självmedicinering, social kontroll, stämpling
Cannabis, labeling, norms, posttraumatic-stress disorder, self-medication, social control
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18528 (link to this page)

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics