The Efficacy Of Nabilone, A Synthetic Cannabinoid, In The Treatment Of PTSD-associated Nightmares: A Preliminary Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Cross-over Design Study

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Key Findings

In this small sample NAB provided significant relief for military personnel with PTSD, indicating that it shows promise as a clinically-relevant treatment for patients with nightmares and a history of non-response to traditional therapies.

Information and Links


Link: The Efficacy Of Nabilone, A Synthetic Cannabinoid, In The Treatment Of PTSD-associated Nightmares: A Preliminary Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Cross-over Design Study

Year: 2015

DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.11.002


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — 5


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

Drugs Used

Nabilone 0.5mg NAB or placebo titrated to the effective dose (nightmare suppression) or reaching a maximum of 3.0mg.