How Can Medical Cannabis Help Relieve Symptoms of PTSD

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What is PTSD PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a mental illness that can trigger a traumatic event and bring back memories related to it. The traumatic event can be any such as a natural disaster a terrorist act rape etc. Approx. 70 of American adults have experienced a traumatic event once in their lives and about 20 of them develop PTSD.

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Flashbacks- reliving the traumatic events Trouble sleeping Severe emotional distress Overwhelming guilt or shame Aggressive behavior Irritability Mood swings Negative thoughts Memory problems Common symptoms of PTSD

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Traditional treatments for PTSD Cognitive processing therapy Prolonged exposure therapy Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing Stress inoculation training Medications such as Fluoxetine Paroxetine Sertraline Venlafaxine and antidepressants

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Medical cannabis for PTSD treatment Researchers have found that PTSD patients have lower levels of anandamide which is an endogenous cannabinoid compound. Cannabinoids found in cannabis are effective in relieving PTSD symptoms and helping the patients to change their thought processes promote sleep physical emotional wellbeing. Studies have concluded that plant-driven cannabinoids can help in relieving haunting nightmare and other symptoms of PTSD.

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Top cannabis strains for PTSD Blue Dream Sour Diesel Granddaddy Purple Trainwreck Original Glue AK-47 Bubba Kush Jack Herer OG Kush Green Crack White Widow

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Apply for your medical marijuana card If you want to medical cannabis for relieving PTSD symptoms you require a doctor’s recommendation. Consult Daly City CA medical marijuana doctors and get legal permission to purchase cannabis products from any state- licensed dispensary.

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