It’s a hard road for those suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
First of all, it’s difficult enough getting recognition, diagnosis, and treatment.
Unless you’re a veteran of a foreign war or a survivor of physical or sexual abuse, you’re heavily scrutinized by mental health professionals. Once you’re finally diagnosed, the road doesn’t get much easier. It’s not exactly easy treating a disorder that can cause depression, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressive mood swings, and psychotic breaks with a single medication. You can give the patient an antidepressant, an anxiety reducing benzodiazepine, and a mood stabilizer like neurontin, but the cocktail of drugs won’t necessarily reduce symptoms across the board. It’s likely that the drugs used for PTSD treatment will at some point worsen one or more symptoms of the disorder itself. An anxiety reducing drug could slow someone down enough to increase depressive symptoms, while several antidepressants are capable of instigating manic mood swings in some people. It’s reassuring that mental health research in minor cannabinoids is showing serious potential. A lot of people are already taking CBD extracts in varying forms to treat anxiety and depression, including some with PTSD. CBG is another cannabinoid that could be effective in mental health treatment, possibly in mood regulation. But the cannabinoid that might have the most immediate potential for PTSD treatment is THCV. It has been shown to lessen both anxiety symptoms and full blown panic attacks in patients suffering from PTSD. Wholesale cannabinoid manufacturers offer THCV distillate oils that are created through large scale hemp extractions. These products are clean, safe, and free of any real THC that could trigger a drug test.