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Marijuana could keep PTSD in check, study suggests

Marijuana could keep PTSD in check, study suggests

BY ANDREW TOBIN September 5, 2014, 8:14 pm

Israeli researchers say rats given a man-made version of the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana were immune to ‘trauma reminders’

chemical found in marijuana may help people cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new Israeli study on rats.

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Being reminded of a traumatic event often re-traumatizes people. A loud car alarm, for example, could lead to new PTSD symptoms in someone traumatized by the rocket-warning sirens that wailed across Israel for the past couple months.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/marijuana-could-keep-ptsd-in-check-study-suggests/






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