International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)

Role of cannabis in treatment of depression and suicidal symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder: A review


Sruthi S, Thanima S, Sumayyamo lI, Sneha Merin John, Ansa Philip

The incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common within the population and even more so among veterans. The stress that results from traumatic events precipitates a spectrum of psycho-emotional and physiopathological outcomes. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that results from the experience or witnessing of traumatic or life-threatening events. PTSD is a serious public health concern, which compels the search for novel paradigms and theoretical models to deepen the understanding of the condition and to develop new and improved modes of treatment intervention. We review the current knowledge of PTSD and introduce the role of cannabis as a new perspective in fundamental PTSD research. We discuss the domain of evidence-based research in medicine, particularly in the context of complementary medical intervention for patients with PTSD. We present arguments in support of the notion that the future of clinical and translational research in PTSD to insure the most effective and efficacious treatment for the benefit of the patient. Current medication treatment is limited primarily to antidepressants. Such medicines have shown to produce low remission rates and may require 9 patients to be treated for 1 to have a response Cannabinoids has been evaluated as an alternative and novel treatment option with 16 states legalizing its use for PTSD.
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