CBD and PTSD
CBD and PTSD
Research on possible benefits of CBD and Veterans by OilWell CBD of Houston, TX
Veterans, especially combat veterans, face an extremely increased risk of mental health disorders (including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts), traumatic brain injury, insomnia, nerve pain, and inflammation. Approximately 22 American veterans commit suicide each day, and less than 50 percent of returning veterans in need receive any type of mental health treatment. Many of the most common ailments reported by veterans have recently become the topic of research in regards to using CBD which afflicts a staggering amount of veterans.
Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD are:
- Severe Anxiety
- Obsessive thoughts
Many veterans avoid going to a psychiatrist for mental health disorders or suicidal thoughts because (besides the majority of clinicians not fully understanding military culture) many pharmaceutical drugs can cause extreme side effects and have come under scrutiny due to their lack of effectiveness and scientists still not fully understanding how they work, despite prescribing them for decades
Military culture also correlates with an increase in substance abuse, which can exacerbate existing issues. These issues, combined with the unique stressors and training of those in the military, has led to a mental health crisis for our veterans, culminating in record-breaking numbers of soldiers taking their own lives. You can talk to your regular physician to see if full spectrum CBD oil may be beneficial for you (please note that military regulations as of this writing prohibit active members of the Army and Air Force from consuming hemp products. The Navy and Marines are allowed to consume them but should be aware that depending on the type of drug test, even trace amounts of THC could cause you to fail. Retired or separated members are allowed to discuss cannabis and CBD use with VA staff openly without fear of punitive measures or loss of benefits. However, VA doctors are not allowed to recommend or prescribe any form of hemp or cannabis including CBD.
CBD has been shown to benefit some veterans with one or more of the following ailments as part of a treatment plan:
- Chronic pain
- Nerve pain
- Substance abuse
At Oil Well, we support our men and women in the military and believe that veterans deserve the utmost respect. We also believe that there should be better systems in place for veterans who suffer mental and emotional disturbances after returning from deployment or returning to civilian life, as well as while active duty. Oil Well will continue to support scientific studies surrounding the use of CBD to benefit our country’s bravest citizens.
This statement is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information, nor recommended product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are already undergoing treatments for PTSD, anxiety, or inflammation or you feel you are suffering from PTSD, anxiety, or inflammation, speak with your doctor about the benefits of supplementing your treatment plan with full-spectrum CBD oil. It is important to always discuss supplementing with herbal supplements with a medical professional, as pharmaceutical drugs can have interactions with herbal supplements. Ask your doctor about incorporating full-spectrum CBD oil in conjunction with your treatment plan, or substituting full-spectrum CBD oil for your pharmaceutical drugs.