Medical cannabis and PTSD – what you need to know

April 27, 2023 from leafie

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – or PTSD – is a common anxiety disorder which develops as a response to stressful or traumatic events. While the condition was first identified in soldiers (in the past, PTSD has also been called shell shock), it is associated with a wide range of traumatic experiences, including abuse, car accidents, and childbirth. It is estimated that around 1 in 5 people who experience a traumatic event will later develop some form of PTSD.

Treatment for PTSD can be varied and include both medication and therapy. However, antidepressants such as paroxetine and sertraline are routinely prescribed to patients experiencing PTSD. In recent years, there has been a clear increase in the number of patients experiencing PTSD who are interested in alternative therapies – perhaps the most popular being medical cannabis.

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