"Circulating endocannabinoids are reduced in people that go on to develop PTSD after trauma exposure.
Could an endocannabinoid deficiency contribute to PTSD symptoms? The statistics on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are startling. Up to 30 percent of veterans develop the symptoms of PTSD throughout their lifetime. That’s roughly 11 to 20 returning veterans out of every 100 from the Gulf War, and up to 30 out of every 100 from the Vietnam war.
Symptoms vary between patients, but can include intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, emotional turmoil, and associated mental health issues ranging from anxiety to depression. Nightmares, avoidance characteristics, and personality changes are also common.
There is no cure for PTSD. But recently scientists have made breakthroughs in understanding how PTSD can change the brain on a molecular level. One discovery is an endocannabinoid deficiency among patients with PTSD."
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Circulating endocannabinoids are reduced in patients with PTSD. The latest research suggests that THC therapy can reverse this endocannabinoid deficiency.