Is CBD effective for PTSD
It is said that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often affects soldiers who survive on the battlefield. It is not a rare disease at present. Given the limited treatment options available, you may have heard that CBD is effective for PTSD. In fact, CBD is not necessarily effective at present, but some studies show that it is very promising.
In this article, I will explain which effects of CBD are considered effective for PTSD and, conversely, which aspects are considered ineffective.
1. Is the "anti-inflammatory effect" of CBD effective for PTSD?
PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is also called "post-traumatic stress disorder" in Chinese. It is a state of anxiety, isolation, tension and other stress symptoms due to life-threatening psychological impact.
PTSD has four main symptoms:
① Invasion symptoms: unpleasant and painful memories of traumatic events suddenly reappear or repeat like nightmares. In addition, when you remember, your feelings may be upset, and you may have a physical reaction (palpitations or sweating).
② Avoidance symptoms: try to avoid remembering and thinking about events, and avoid reminding your people, events, situations and dialogues.
③ Negative changes in cognition and emotion: negative sense of identity, loss of interest and interest, feeling of isolation and isolation from others, and loss of positive emotions (happiness, feelings, etc.).
④ Significant changes in arousal and response: irritability, reckless or self destructive behavior, excessive alertness, shock response, even the slightest stimulation is frightening, difficult to concentrate and sleep disorders.
Research shows that more than half of the people self heal within 3 months after PTSD, but a certain number of people do not self heal after more than 1 year.
There are also some special treatment methods that are conducted through face-to-face counseling, and we will gradually expand the scope of thinking and understanding, such as "continuous exposure therapy" (PE) to contact with real things and memories. These include cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and eye movement desensitization therapy (EMDR), in which the therapist's fingers move left and right with the eyes while remembering the cause of the injury.
Antidepressants such as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are also considered effective for PTSD.
As you can see, there are many treatment options, but the best way is to talk to someone you can trust and recover naturally. Many people who are still unresolved or unwilling to use existing treatments may want to know, "is CBD effective for PTSD?"
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