Can CBD Help with PTSD

Can CBD Help with PTSD

Injuries derived from war or conflict come in many forms. Some visible, and others not, nevertheless, both are equally important. Adaptation to a traumatic experience is how most professionals describe Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this modern day, alternative medicine has gained legitimate ground towards assisting with issues produced from intense struggle. 

Typical approved treatments to support against war related psychological trauma include, and not limited to serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, and SSRIs. Both of these supplements have are been shown to have low efficacy. There are also non-typical applications like Meditation retreats where wounded warriors connect deep within their being, in order to grapple with those past scenarios.

Or using plant-based nutrients like CBD, which promotes growth with those intense moments, instead of being held captive by them. But even with all the evidence, there are still misconceptions about CBD-rich products. To help shed any stigmas about CBD, here some recent clinical studies specifically about CBD and the effect it has on PTSD

  • CBD can reduce traumatic memory by stimulating the process of uneasy Memory Extinction

  • CBD has less side effects than the current pharmacological practices used to treat PTSD. Conventional available treatments have hefty side effects, which can hinder treatment. Furthermore, drugs such as antidepressants and anxiolytics, do not specifically target memory processing. 

  • Studies have shown that chronic CBD treatment may facilitate neurogenesis in the hippocampus, a structure well known for its important role in processing memories, and that is found to minimize PTSD in patients.

  • Just a dose of 12–25 mg of CBD once a day appeared to relieve key symptoms, such as anxiety and sleep disturbance. 


There are copious amount of studies showing CBD, in its isolated form, holding enormous therapeutic potential for Veterans, first responders, and anyone dealing with various trauma-related psychiatric and neurological disorders. CBD-rich cannabis might be the answer for those who want to experience cannabis for health benefits without the buzz.

 Make no mistake about it: CBD is a perfect pharmacological option to psychological therapies (I.E. PTSD).