Study: Cannabinoids Can Prevent Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Giving cannabinoids to an individual soon after they experience a traumatic event can prevent post traumatic stress disorder, according toptsd a new University of Haifa study, which was published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

“The findings of our study suggest that the connectivity within the brain’s fear circuit changes following trauma, and the administration of cannabinoids prevents this change from happening,” researchers said in a press release.

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Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Publishes Study Showing Cannabinoids Can Treat PTSD

A new study e-published ahead of print by Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the American College of mmjbuddingNeuropsychopharmacology, has determined that cannabinoids can help treat, or even prevent, the effects of PTSD.

Scientists from the Department of Psychology of the University of Haifa in Israel examined rat models suffering from shock-induced PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The rats were each given an injection of either a cannabinoid receptor agonist (a substance that mimics the effects of cannabis) or a control placebo 2 hours after the shock.

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