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Medical Marijuana After Traumatic Event ‘Prevents PTSD Symptoms’

Medical Marijuana After Traumatic Event ‘Prevents PTSD Symptoms’

By Hannah Osborne
September 4, 2014

Providing trauma patients with medical marijuana shortly after the event could help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers have said.

In a study on rats, scientists at the University of Haifa in Israel found that administering synthetic marijuana, or cannabinoids, helped to prevent PTSD symptoms caused by both the trauma and trauma reminders.

It is estimated that about 3% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with combat soldiers, prisoners and victims of crime particularly at risk.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/medical-marijuana-after-traumatic-event-prevents-ptsd-symptoms-1464037






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