Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Depression
Good mood, bad moods, they are part of life and they come and go. But if your mood gets in the way of doing daily activities, or if you seem emotionally stuck, you may have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a trauma and stressor-related disorder that can develop after a traumatic or stressful event. During a traumatic event, people think that their life or the lives of others are in danger. They may feel afraid or feel that they have no control over what is happening. Generally, symptoms of PTSD can occur when a person re-experiences the traumatic event.
Depression is a complex mood disorder caused by one factor alone or a combination of factors including biological, psychological and environmental (linked to social or family environment) factors. The main symptom of depression is a sad, despairing mood that is present most days and lasts most of the day, changes in appetite, sleep problems and others.
Why Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Depression?
Scientists at the University at Buffalo have begun looking into medicinal marijuana as treatment for depression and PTSD caused by chronic stress. Chronic stress may suppress the brain’s production of endocannabinoids. They found that this can lead to depression-like behavior.
Links between Marijuana and PTSD and Depression
CBD and THC can help treat people suffering from PTSD and depression by improving the endocannabinoid system’s mediation of essential functions. These cannabinoids play a critical role in assisting PTSD cases by preventing the retrieval of the underlying trauma, effectively preventing traumatic memories, while also helping attain emotional wellbeing. A study conducted by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers showed that people suffering from PTSD and depression have much lower levels of a neurotransmitter called anandamide than others. Anandamide is one of the body’s primary endocannabinoids, meaning natural cannabinoids produced by the body.
Cannabinoids could prompt the system to produce neurotransmitters that help promote happiness, pleasure and memory. Introducing medical cannabis into the system may help restore normal levels and function. This may ease symptoms of depression and PTSD.
Why Choose Us?
We know that existing pharmaceutical treatments such as antidepressant simply do not work. People with PTSD and Depression who use medical cannabis treatment often experience more relief from their symptoms than they do from antidepressants.
Let us help you with a safe and faster-working alternative. This natural remedy offers patient’s peace of mind and battles stress by enhancing mood, providing energy and focus, relieving anxiety, inducing hunger and combating insomnia.