Cannabis and the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that affects approximately 8% of the population. As many as 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are affected along with countless other veterans. PTSD causes many patients to have flash-backs of a traumatic events, nightmares and feelings of guilt and worry. The individuals often remain closed off and avoid social situations. Depression and anxiety are also common among patients with PTSD. Many patients are treated by Benzodiazepines such as Valium which are addictive and can have many side effects. Cannabis does not lead to abuse, has few side-effects and does not lead to tolerance. It also helps treat anxiety and depression which can make it ideal for PTSD sufferers.

If you have been diagnosed with this condition and are interested in trying medical marijuana, call us at 501.282.4341 for your certification. .

My Medical Card Compassionate Care Clinic 173 Marion Anderson Road, Suite 1 Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913 501.282.4341 • mymedicalcard.net

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