The use of medicinal Marijuana for PTSD is still controversial in the scientific community. A recent study by the University of Colorado Denver suggests that medical marijuana used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder may help to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, many in the medical community do not agree with this conclusion, stating that it is unclear whether the PTSD is the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain or if the use of marijuana is simply causing an anxiety or depression response. These studies are still inconclusive and more studies must be conducted. read here
According to the World Health Organization, a variety of medications have been proven to effectively treat patients suffering from different diseases and disorders including ADHD, chronic pain, depression, nausea, cancer, fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and much more. In the US, over two million people use over the counter medications for non-medical conditions, and over four million people are medicated each year for long term medical conditions, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This vast number of people is a testament to just how effective the use of these over the counter medications are.
However, not all over the counter meds are created equal. Many of them have not been approved by the FDA or carry severe side effects that can lead to death. As such, patients who are considering trying these types of medications should seek a comprehensive medical consultation, in order to determine the best course of treatment. Even though these medications may prove effective, there are also natural alternatives that may prove to be as effective.