Dave Stancliff 'Pot' may help combat PTSD U. of Haifa study shows blogarama.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

'Pot' may help combat PTSD U. of Haifa study shows

I’m vaguely uneasy about comparing rats with people when it comes to PTSD. A lot of questions come to mind. Read the whole article (follow link) and see what you think.

"The results of our research should encourage psychiatric investigation into using cannabinoids." - Dr. Irit Akirav of the psychology department learning and memory lab.

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich 

“A University of Haifa study on rats has found that giving medical marijuana to those with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can provide significant relief.

In addition, a pilot study on 20 Israel Defense Forces veterans and others with PTSD that was recently launched in various psychiatric hospitals is promising, but a full clinical trial has not yet been approved by the Health Ministry, The Jerusalem Post has learned.”

1 comment:

Tom Holloway said...

To be honest, I thought they already knew this!!