Medical Marijuana for PTSD

The definition of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “a psychiatric disorder that occurs following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event.” To be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must meet the following criteria for at least one month: Have at least one reoccurring negative symptom At least one “avoidance” symptom (refusal to express emotions, refusal to visit a certain

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Some Wounds are Invisible: Treating PTSD with Cannabis Oil

This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by Medical Cannabis Dispensary. The guide is to be used for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). Most of the people we treat choose the cannabis oils we endorse over conventional western medicines that have let them down. No one likes to get high! If the oils

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The Evidence Behind Marijuana and PTSD

Some patients find marijuana helpful for managing symptoms of PTSD. Now, researchers think cannabis might offer more ways of combating the disorder. In a recent study, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel were able to prevent rats from developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by treating them with the active compounds in marijuana, or cannabinoids. Led by Dr. Irit

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Cannabis Treats PTSD Symptoms In Pilot Study

A new study out of Israel provides preliminary evidence that marijuana can be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a 3-week pilot study involving 10 patients with severe PTSD, oral doses of THC led to significant improvement across a number of measures, including sleep and hyperarousal symptoms. THC is the main ingredient in cannabis and is responsible for

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Marijuana Use May Improve PTSD, Study Finds

Some PTSD patients who use cannabis seem to experience remarkable improvements, according to new research. The study, published last month in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, compared PTSD scores of 80 patients in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program before and after they began using cannabis. The results showed an average drop in disease scores of over 75%. All patients in

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Scientists Explain Why Many With PTSD Turn To Cannabis

Experts believe cannabis may help patients with PTSD manage their sleep problems. As a substance abuse specialist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Marcel Bonn-Miller, Ph.D has spent years studying cannabis use among patients in California. In his work, he’s noticed that a significant portion of patients who visit marijuana dispensaries suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And

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Study Finds More Evidence That Marijuana Helps In PTSD

Researchers have found new evidence suggesting that chemicals in marijuana can help PTSD sufferers forget bad memories. While anecdotal reports support the benefits of medical marijuana in treating the disorder, evidence from clinical research has been lacking. But now, scientists from the University of Michigan, Harvard Medical School and the University of Illinois at Chicago have confirmed that THC affects

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Cannabis For PTSD Studies Make Progress In Israel

While conducting clinical trials with marijuana is next to impossible in many Western countries, researchers in Israel are enjoying success. Israel is one of the few countries that have legalized medical marijuana. Today, the country’s medical marijuana program includes 12,000 patients, up from less than 2,000 in 2008. The secret to its growth seems to be research involving actual cannabis

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