CBD and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD in simple terms is uncontrollable anxiety due to memory flashbacks caused by a traumatic event or events. PTSD can have a significant impact on relationships, everyday life and even disrupt work. At least 24.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with with PTSD and the number unfortunately grows daily.
Scientific research indicates that CBD may have the ability to reduce anxiety and depression associated with PTSD, all while protecting the brain. CBD has this power over PTSD as it reduces the symptoms by acting on the serotonin pathway. Half of all individuals with PTSD already use medicinal cannabis to treat overall symptoms. Cannabis however can be too much of a good thing as you can potentially overconsume cannabis with THC. Bear in mind, overdosing on cannabis is not possible as we have very few endocannabinoid receptors in our brain stem which is the area of our brain responsible for the autonomic functions of heartbreak and breathing. Overconsumption of cannabis may desensitize endocannabinoid receptors resulting in larger doses being required.
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