Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a disorder developed after particularly stressful or dangerous events which may result in anxiety or other symptoms. It affects 8 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Symptoms of PTSD can include re-experiencing traumatic memories (through flashbacks or nightmares), mood changes, trouble focusing, and self-destructive behaviors like consuming too much alcohol. Multiple reviews of medical cannabis support its anxiolytic action which is a key aspect of treating PTSD, anxiety disorders, and compulsive behaviors.
Medical marijuana has been shown to help those who suffer from PTSD by alleviating anxiety, depression, nausea, insomnia and other negative symptoms. Medical cannabis specifically targets specific processes critical in PTSD that “regulate affective states and participate in memory consolidation, retrieval, and extinction.”
Our medical team at Vireo Health has extensive experience supporting thousands of patients utilizing medical cannabis as a treatment. We utilize the latest scientific research, internal protocols, and our extensive experience to help you find your best medical cannabis treatment regimen. Click here to learn more about the wide variety of best-in-class medical marijuana from Vireo, which can be used to treat qualifying patients with PTSD. We also conveniently offer delivery, online scheduling for patients as well as virtual consults.