The psychological effects of trauma and violence have long been known, and in the mid 20th century the symptoms were defined as posttraumatic stress disorder.
Some people develop PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event such as war, natural disaster or sexual assault. PTSD can be debilitating for people who suffer from it.
PTSD sufferers often find relief in cannabis. There is a correlation between PTSD and cannabis use, but is it a positive one? Most of the research on pot and PTSD has focused on substance abuse, but some studies have explored the substantial medical benefits of using cannabis for treating PTSD.
PTSD symptoms and conventional treatments
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an often overwhelming condition that can lead to other serious health consequences.
People can develop PTSD at any point in their life. Events that can trigger PTSD in some people include war, natural disasters, sexual assault, traffic accidents, witnessing or experiencing violence or serious injury, or the unexpected death of someone we love.
What’s particularly surprising is that Canada has one of the highest PTSD rates in …