Medical Cannabis And Mental Health: A Guided Systematic Review

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Key Findings

Preliminary evidence suggests that cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP) may have potential for the treatment of PTSD, and as a substitute for problematic use of other substances. Extrapolation from reviews of non-therapeutic cannabis use suggests that the use of CTP may be problematic among individuals with psychotic disorders. Extrapolation from reviews of non-therapeutic cannabis use suggests that the use of CTP may be problematic among individuals with psychotic disorders. The clinical implications of CTP use among individuals with mood disorders are unclear. With regard to assessment, evidence suggests that CTP use does not increase risk of harm to self or others. Acute cannabis intoxication and recent CTP use may result in reversible deficits with the potential to influence cognitive assessment, particularly on tests of short-term memory.

Information and Links


Link: Medical Cannabis And Mental Health: A Guided Systematic Review

Year: 2016

DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2016.10.002


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Cannabis