PTSD and Marijuana Use

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“Cannabis sativa (marijuana plants)” by James St. John
from https://flic.kr/p/w9HnAm under a CC Attribution 2.0 license. Full terms at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0

A longitudinal (from 1992 through 2011) study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry looked at 2,200 veterans with PTSD and examined the effects of marijuana use on PTSD symptoms. Researchers found that those who started using marijuana after starting treatment for their PTSD had worse outcomes.Those who had never used or had stopped using had the best treatment outcomes .

The data suggest that marijuana use can impede specialized trauma treatment and cessation should be a clinical focus.

A summary of the journal article can be found in the PubMed archives here.

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Cite this article as:
Robert Allred, "PTSD and Marijuana Use," in Robert P. Allred, PhD, December 18, 2015, http://doctorallred.com/2015/12/ptsd-and-marijuana-use/.

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APA 6th:
Allred, R.P. (December 18, 2015). PTSD and Marijuana Use [Weblog post]. Robert P. Allred, PhD. Retrieved September 21, 2017 from http://doctorallred.com/2015/12/ptsd-and-marijuana-use/

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