Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

CBD provides anxiety relief and calming effects for many of its users.

Unlike smoking marijuana with THC, which can cause paranoia and worsen PTSD symptoms, CBD can soothe the user.

Calming anxiety and stress are extremely beneficial to PTSD management.

Some PTSD reactions include the following:

  • Detachment
  • Emotionally numb
  • Exaggerated startle
  • Inability to control emotions, including sadness or anger
  • Recurring nightmares
  • Inability to sleep
  • Hypervigilance
  • Substance abuse.

Cannabidiol blocks long-lasting behavioral consequences of predator threat stress: possible involvement of 5HT1A receptors.

Recent Studies on Cannabinoids and CBD’s Effect on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD patients saw a 75% reduction in PTSD symptoms, as measured by the Clinical Administered Post Traumatic Scale, when they were using cannabis compared to when they were not.

Evidence from human studies indicates that CBD found in cannabis has considerable potential as a treatment for anxiety disorders.

A review of published evidence finds that cannabinoids help PTSD patients manage the condition’s three major symptoms (re-experiencing, avoidance and numbing, hyperarousal) and helps improve sleep in those PTSD patients suffering from insomnia and nightmares.