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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

Any exposure to life-threatening events that cause individuals to undergo symptoms of re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal for more than a month fits the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2019). Some encounter symptoms early, usually within three months of the traumatic incidents while others start displaying symptoms years… Read More »

Cannabis, Medical Marijauna, CBD , and Anxiety Disorders

Evidence suggests that the cannabinoids can be beneficial for managing mood and anxiety disorders because of their ability to modulate the body’s endocannabinoid system. Multiple studies have found that influencing the endocannabinoid system can control the adverse behavioral and physiological consequences of stress by inhibiting fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), an enzyme that degrades and… Read More »

Why Veterans with PTSD use Cannabis

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), most common in war veterans, involves uncontrollable anxiety and flashbacks following a traumatic experience. Studies have shown cannabinoids are effective at lessening the emotional impact of traumati and improve their sleep. PTSD is prevalent in military veterans, but can develop following any type of traumatic event, such as a mugging, kidnapping,… Read More »