Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults and women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD. An estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with the disorder in their lifetime. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress caused by injury or severe psychological shock.
PTSD is characterized by disturbance of sleep, constant vivid recall of the traumatic experience and dulled responses to others and the outside world. Treatment for PTSD includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy like cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, as well as prescribed medications. Medications used to treat PTSD include Sertraline, Fluoxetine and Paroxetine.
Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include drowsiness, insomnia, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, sweating, tremors, headache, vision changes, anxiety, pain, weakness, flu symptoms and sexual problems.
CBD may help alleviate symptoms for those suffering with PTSD by improving the endocannabinoid system’s (ECS) mediation of essential functions including memory consolidation and retrieval. By activating CB1 and CB2 receptors located throughout this core system, cannabinoids may prompt the system to produce neurotransmitters that helps promote happiness, pleasure and memory.
These cannabinoids play a critical role in assisting PTSD cases by preventing the retrieval of the underlying trauma, which helps in preventing traumatic memories and nightmares, while also helping attain emotional wellbeing without the negative side effects of prescribed medications.
Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually and is perfect for improving symptoms of PTSD. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
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