PTSD is a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana in West Virginia

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to a traumatic or terrifying event.

Almost any event can be traumatizing under certain circumstances. Although PTSD is most associated with life-threatening situations, many terrifying events can cause PTSD, including accidents, abuse, serious illness, the illness or death of a loved-one, and the list goes on and on. 

 

Medical marijuana is approved in West Virginia to treat PTSD, and anyone with this diagnosis is eligible to get a West Virginia Marijuana Card to take control of their treatment plan. 

What are the Symptoms of PTSD?

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are complicated, but they typically center around flashbacks and fear associated with the traumatic event. Flashbacks can happen at any time. For many people who live with PTSD, flashbacks can cause intense fear or distress in response to an event that reminds them of their trauma. 

 

These events might include smells (such as fire or smoke), locations where something happened or are familiar to trauma, pictures or drawings related to the trauma such as autopsy photos or social media, and many other forms of triggering events can cause a PTSD flashback. 

Difficulty with Mood and Emotions

PTSD can cause mood swings and emotional instabilities, which makes it difficult for victims of this disorder to interact with others in a fulfilling way. This can lead to social isolation, or not being able to express emotions or experience joy in happy situations. 

Problems with Sleep

Nightmares and flashbacks are some of the most common symptoms that patients with PTSD suffer from. These symptoms can be disabling for those suffering from the condition, affecting daily life and social experiences.

Exposure to Traumatic Events

Trauma victims with post-traumatic stress disorder often experience sleep difficulties due to a constant state of alertness or in trying to avoid nightmares or terrifying dreams. These triggers can lead to extreme irritability or anger which can be compounded by consistent exposure to traumatic events or memories.

Is PTSD Very Common?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that many people suffer from. It's not biased

towards any particular group, though certain individuals such as those who have

experienced combat, natural disasters, or who have been exposed to trauma as a child will be more likely to develop the condition.

Can West Virginia Patients Use Medical Marijuana to Help with PTSD?

Medical marijuana may help with many of the symptoms caused by PTSD.

 

Studies in the United States, Canada, and Israel have shown that medical marijuana can help reduce heart rate, increase appetite and decrease pain in people who suffer from chronic

illnesses like PTSD and chronic pain.

 

There are many cases where individuals suffering from PTSD reported significant reductions in anxiety levels amongst other positive effects such as improved sleep patterns and even improved social interactions. 

 

PTSD can result in a litany of symptoms. Cannabis has been found to provide relief for

those living with chronic pain, sleeping issues and irritability, as well as helping

to reduce stress levels, improve mood, and decrease depression.

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in West Virginia

Take the steps to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment online today, and become a patient in West Virginia. Getting certified for medical cannabis gives you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you.


 

We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way! Give us a call at 877-303-8424, and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.

You can even get your West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card in 3 easy steps!

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Step 1

    Schedule a telemedicine appointment by calling us at (877) 303-8424.

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Step 2
Meet virtually with one of our certified physicians through telemedicine to discuss your medical history.
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Step 2
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your recommendation for a West Virginia medical marijuana card!
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