Can Cannabidiol (CBD) Enhance PTSD Treatment?Pilot study tests combined impact of cannabis derivative and behavior therapy
Recent research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD), a substance derived from the cannabis plant, can help to relieve pain, reduce anxiety and depression, and enhance learning. CBD may also help individuals recover from traumatic events by reducing anxiety and increasing their ability to talk about and make sense of painful memories, two key components of Prolonged Exposure (PE), a leading therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The STRONG STAR Consortium at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is conducting a clinical research study testing whether administering CBD improves the response to treatment of patients receiving a leading behavioral therapy for PTSD.
This study is being conducted in San Antonio. Study participants will not be charged for taking park in the study and are eligible to receive up to $100 for study participation. Individuals will be randomly assigned to receive one of two treatments: (1) PE therapy plus CBD in the form of a medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or (2) PE therapy plus a placebo/inactive medication.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
--Feeling jumpy or always on edge
--Loss of interest in regular activities
--Upsetting or distressing memories, nightmares, or flashbacks
--Mood swings or irritability
--Desire to avoid trauma reminders