Medical Cannabis Services Australia

PTSD

Have you been diagnosed
with Post-traumatic stress disorder?
Are you looking for an alternative
treatment option?

Medical Cannabis for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a common mental health condition not only in Australia but around the world. With a growing number of PTSD patients, this mental disorder has become a global problem.  

About 12% of Australians develop PTSD at some point in their life, whereas around 25 percent of people who’re exposed to a traumatic event experience PTSD. Women develop this disorder more often than men. However, anyone can develop the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder at just about any age.

Whether you are looking for treatment for your loved one or yourself, understanding the nature, causes, and common symptoms of PTSD is of great importance. If you are seeking an alternative option, our treatment can be the answer to your problem.

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a psychological disorder caused by a terrifying or traumatic event. People can develop PTSD after witnessing or experiencing interpersonal trauma, especially if that traumatic experience is prolonged and repeated.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect each person in a different way. It usually lasts for a few months, but some people can experience symptoms for years. Aside from affecting your well-being and mental state, PTSD can interfere with your daily activities. So you may have a hard time going to work or school or and spending time with family and friends. Eventually, this leads to relationship problems, depression, and suicidal feelings.

PTSD Symptoms

It is important to point out that symptoms don’t always start immediately after the traumatic event. Sometimes it can take a few weeks or months for them to develop. The common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Mood swings
  • Sleeping difficulty and nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Emotional distress, such as anxiety, depression, and hopelessness
  • Drug abuse or problems with drinking
  • Getting startled easily
  • Feeling detached or avoiding places and people
  • Lack of motivation and interest

How Medical Cannabis Can Relieve PTSD Symptoms

Medical cannabis interacts with the nervous system and receptors that control thoughts and feelings, thereby relieving PTSD symptoms. Cannabis oil, i.e. cannabinoid compounds, react positively with those receptors, which helps relax your mind and body. 

CBD and THC – chemical compounds found in cannabis – can help relieve PTSD symptoms by improving the essential functions of the endocannabinoid system like retrieval and memory consolidation. Cannabinoids can activate CB2 and CB1 receptors across the endocannabinoid system and cause it to create neurotransmitters promoting memory, happiness, and pleasure.

This way, cannabinoids prevent the underlying trauma and traumatic memories from retrieving. Not only does our treatment relieve PTSD symptoms, but it can also improve your emotional wellness and the quality of your life.

We Are Here to Help

If you are experiencing any symptoms that may be associated with PTSD, you are advised to seek professional help. Don’t let PTSD take control of your life. Once you recognize the early signs of this disorder, act fast and seek help without delay. Most people diagnosed with PTSD avoid talking about it. Let’s discuss your problems and find a treatment option that perfectly suits your needs.