The Impact of Cannabis on PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Day has been officially recognized by the United States Senate and is honored on June 27th.
When you hear the term PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) you might automatically think of veterans who have been impacted due to their exposure to combat and trauma-inducing circumstances. At MyJane, we salute all who have served and want to see accessible solutions to help alleviate PTSD symptoms. We also know that PTSD impacts people who have been exposed to domestic violence, mental abuse, physical abuse, and other adverse childhood experiences (ACES).
We’ve examined the impact of cannabis on PTSD and found some data that indicates cannabis helps relieve its symptoms.
For many years, vets have been requesting access to cannabis to help treat PTSD – as documented in this article from Scientific America.
Another study, featured in HealthCare In America and conducted by the NYU Langone Medical Center, indicates that cannabis could be key in treating PTSD.
Lead author, Dr. Alexander Neumeister, stated, “There’s a consensus among clinicians that existing pharmaceutical treatments such as antidepressant simply do not work. In fact, we know very well that people with PTSD who use marijuana — a potent cannabinoid — often experience more relief from their symptoms than they do from antidepressants and other psychiatric medications. Clearly, there’s a very urgent need to develop novel evidence-based treatments for PTSD.”
Some top resources to get help for PTSD include:
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