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PTSD and Medicinal Cannabis

PTSD and Medicinal Cannabis
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event.

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event. Common symptoms of PTSD include anger, nervousness, anxiety, guilt, issues with sleep, depression, and headaches. Patients as well as family members who are suffering from PTSD can have their lives dramatically impacted by this ailment. Any individual can suffer from PTSD, but the men and women of our military forces are returning home suffering from PTSD at an alarming rate.
Treatment for PTSD includes psychotherapy and medications. There are many types of promising therapies including counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, and group therapies. The most commonly prescribed medications are Zoloft, Xanax, Prozac, and Paxil. While these drugs may be helpful in treatment for some, many patients experience adverse side effects from these drugs. Some side effects include nausea, insomnia, decreased libido, anxiety, and issues with appetite.  These side effects may outweigh the benefits for  certain patients, driving them to find medicinal alternatives.

Cannabis may be effective for patients suffering from PTSD for a variety of reasons.  Thankfully there are now significant changes taking place for our soldiers returning home.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS! (the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Veteran’s Medical Marijuana Amendment AND recent research.)

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF LEARNING  AT THE 3rd ANNUAL MEDICINAL CANNABIS CONFERENCE.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

This learning moment was sponsored by:

Humboldt Patient Resource Center
980 6th St. Arcata CA 95521
707-826-7988

The information presented in this article is not to be considered medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Always work with
your primary care giver when making decisions about medicine use.