Medical Marijuana For PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very common psychiatric disorder, not just in Canada, but all over the world. It’s become a global issue and it can be hard for people to talk about it, so understanding what PTSD is and what common symptoms are is an important step in seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one.
What Is PTSD?
PTSD is a mental disorder that is triggered by a traumatic event, whether they went through it themselves, or witnessed it. It affects each person differently – it could last for months, or even years, but it can get better eventually when you seek help and not let it take over your life. Symptoms may not even start until months or years after the event, but they can include experiencing things like:
- Nightmares/trouble sleeping
- Emotional distress, like severe depression, anxiety, hopelessness or shame/guilt
- Avoiding people and places/feeling detached
- Lack of interest in what you once enjoyed
- Problems with drinking or drug abuse
- Being easily startled/frightened
- Mood swings, including irritability or fits of anger
Anyone can experience PTSD, even young children. Not only does it affect your mental state, but it can be hard to continue your day-to-day activities like going to school or work or having a good time with friends and family. This can lead to depression, strained relationships, and even suicidal thoughts.
Medical Marijuana Can Help Relieve Symptoms
Medical marijuana will certainly improve symptoms, but seeking professional help is encouraged. The way medical marijuana helps to relieve symptoms is by interacting with the cell receptors in our body that control the way we think, move, feel, etc. The chemical compounds found in cannabis oil positively react with these rectors so they send out a message to your mind and body telling you to relax.
In New Mexico in 2009, they became the first state to legalize medical marijuana for treating patients with PTSD after conducting a study on 80 patients diagnosed with the mental disorder. Participants reported a 75% decrease in their symptoms.
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We Provide Free Services For Veterans With PTSD
We want to help improve your quality of life by providing you with the proper strain and dosage to treat your PTSD symptoms without having to smoke. Veteran’s Affair will partially cover your MMS membership once you’re approved and you will also receive a free vaporizer from us. Our dedicated and trained professionals can answer any of your questions and are more than happy to meet with you in person, or via telemedicine. We are appreciative of your services and want to help you any way we can, no matter your location in Canada.