Marijuana and other cannabinoids as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A literature review

  title={Marijuana and other cannabinoids as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A literature review},
  author={M. Steenkamp and E. Blessing and I. Galatzer-Levy and Laura C. Hollahan and W. Anderson},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
  pages={207 - 216}
  • M. Steenkamp, E. Blessing, +2 authors W. Anderson
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common in the general population, yet there are limitations to the effectiveness, tolerability, and acceptability of available first‐line interventions. We review the extant knowledge on the effects of marijuana and other cannabinoids on PTSD. Potential therapeutic effects of these agents may largely derive from actions on the endocannabinoid system and we review major animal and human findings in this area. Preclinical and clinical studies generally… CONTINUE READING
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