POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

Post Traumatic Stress disorder or PTSD is caused by unresolved life threatening events. PTSD symptoms may include: bad dreams, flashbacks,  panic attack and anxiety, which severely impairs mental function.  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur once in awhile or constantly.  It is common that PTSD lasts for years or even hole life.

“Marijuana is associated with reductions in PTSD symptoms in some patients, and prospective, placebo-controlled study is needed to determine efficacy of cannabis and its constituents in treating PTSD symptoms.”

Clinical study and trials show that psychological counseling helps, but functionally results are limited. Anxiety and stressful life threatening events are given top priority in the brain information management system. In PTSD, this important life preserving system (stress and fear) goes very wrong.  After the original traumatic experience is long gone, reminders of the horror scene, loud noises, gunshots,  can trigger PTSD symptoms anywhere.

“Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him meds to drink, he nevertheless recovered from it.”   – War and Peace – Lev Tolstoy

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Medical Marijuana

There is a lot of clinical trials and research that find Medical Marijuana is definitely a good option for many PTSD patients.

Medical Cannabis treatment is standard operating procedure of soldiers for PTSD in Israel and all over the world. Doctors at university of Tel Aviv are among the world leaders in Medical Pot Research and finding.

Raphael Mechoulam, TA University Professor, was first who discovered the THC molecule of Cannabis and has studied Marijuana Medicine for more than 55 years.
Doctor Mechoulam was nominated for over 20 academic awards, the most recent being the Rothschild Prize in Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences in 2012.
PTSD Cause and Symptoms

    • Emotionally dead, then suddenly anger
    • Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
    • Negative about people, self, world
    • Inability to have fun, lost interest in hobbies
    • Trouble with sleep, concentration, inability to relax
    • Self medicate with alcohol, drugs from triggering  fear and anxiety
    • Live in fear, guilt, easily startled, on guard

Main Drugs For PTSD

    • Zoloft
    • Cymbalta
    • Lexapro
    • Prozac
    • Celexa
    • and other

PTSD DRUG Cymbalta Side Effects: eye pain or swelling, blurred vision, tunnel vision,  or seeing halos around lights; a light-headed feeling as you might pass out;  easy bruising, unusual bleeding; liver problems – nausea, itching, tired feeling, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), dark urine, clay-colored stools,; painful or difficult urination; high levels of serotonin in the body – agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting; low levels of sodium in the body – headache, confusion, vomiting, loss of coordination, slurred speech, severe weakness, feeling unsteady; severe nervous system reaction – very stiff (rigid) muscles and more…… Source: www.drugs.com

Information and Statistics – When PTSD Drug Side Effects May Cause Problems and Death

Online MMJ Doctor Testimonial : How Cannabis Helps in PTSD

“Medical Marijuana is associated with reductions in PTSD symptoms in some, and prospective, placebo-controlled study is needed to determine efficacy of mmj and its constituents in treating PTSD in others.”  – George R. Greer, MD

“Using elements derived from mmj to restore the body’s own endocannabinoid function, could potentially stabilize moods and ease anxiety, significant improvement was observed on 8 of the 14 items of the PTSD scale.”  –  Dr. Samir Haj-Dahmane  MD.

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