Medical News Today: Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

A new study finds that, in people with PTSD, those who use cannabis are less likely to experience depressive episodes and suicidal thoughts than nonusers.
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
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BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder sharply increases the risk of depression and suicide. Individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder frequently use cannabis to treat associated symptoms. We sought to investigate whether cannabis use modi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The objectives of this study wer...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A study of Canadians with and without PTSD found that the condition raised the risk of depression or suicidal thoughts among people who didn't use cannabis, but not among those who did.
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Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
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