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Posted 7/18/2018
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Posttraumatic stress disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder occurs in people who experienced terrifying events like a serious accident, sudden death of a loved one, terrorist incident or other life-threatening events. Patient with PTSD are at high risk of suicide and self-harm.

Symptoms of Posttraumatic stress disorder

During the first month of terrifying events, the symptoms of the disease develop. However, in some cases, symptoms appear after a month or even a year. The person re-lives the traumatic events in the form of a nightmare, flashbacks, physical sensations and repetitive images or sensation. Most common symptoms of PSTD are Anxiety, depression, sleep problems, insomnia, headache and exhaustion. Due to anxiety, patients of PSTD often experience nausea and vomiting.

How does medical marijuana work for PSTD?

The researchers are studying medical marijuana and its extract for PSTD. For now, there is no particular and effective medicine available for the treatment of Posttraumatic stress disorder. PSTD symptoms develop by the low level of anandamide (fatty acid neurotransmitter). By using medical marijuana, the level of anandamide often rises to a more normal and satisfactory level which helps in improvement in the symptoms. The clinical study on medical marijuana for Posttraumatic stress disorder is undergoing, results of some studies showed that it had positive effects on PSTD.

-Medical marijuana treatment significantly reduces the pain, and it also develops strength in the patient to cope with the pain.
-It improves the quality of life, mood, the performance of daily activities.
-The most commonly occurring symptoms of PSTD like exhaustion, sleep problems and Anxiety also improve with medical marijuana.
-Regular use of medical marijuana leads to reduce stressful life events, promote relaxation and reduce feelings of worry.
-Medical marijuana shows significant improvements in hyperarousal symptoms, re-experiencing, and avoidance.