Cannabidiol, a promising therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. A mini-review

DOI: 10.2478/amma-2024-0012

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder, manifesting in people who have endured traumatic events like violence, war, natural disasters, accidents, or other life-threatening situations. Essentially, PTSD is a chronic and debilitating disorder, significantly impacting mental health and psychosocial well-being, necessitating the exploration of novel treatment approaches. Although conventional therapies like psychotherapy and antidepressants have demonstrated efficacy for certain individuals, their effectiveness is limited for some and minimal for others. Consequently, researchers and clinicians are investigating alternative therapeutic methods for these conditions. Among these emerging treatments, cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promising results. Nevertheless, early studies suggest that CBD might yield positive outcomes in mitigating symptoms related to both depression and PTSD.

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