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(PTSD) may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as major stress, sexual assault, terrorism, or other threats on a person's life.

The diagnosis may be given when a group of symptoms, such as disturbing recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, and hyperarousal, continue for more than a month after the occurrence of a traumatic event. (wikipedia)

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Science & Research

2002 - Article ~ Never fear, cannabinoids are here.

2002 - Study ~ The endogenous cannabinoid system controls extinction of aversive memories.

2002 - News ~ Natural' cannabis manages memory.

2002 - News ~ Study: Marijuana Eases Traumatic Memories.

2002 - News ~ Cannabis-like Brain Chemical Blocks Out Bad Memories.

2002 - News ~ Endocannabinoids extinguish bad memories in the brain.

2002 - News ~ Marijuana-Like Compound Banishes Fear.

2002 - News ~ Natural high helps banish bad memories.

2004 - News ~ Israel to soothe soldiers with marijuana.

2005 - Study ~ Enhancing Cannabinoid Neurotransmission Augments the Extinction of Conditioned Fear.

2006 - Study ~ Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Mediates Fear Extinction via Habituation-Like Processes.

2006 - Study ~ Aversive memory reactivation engages in the amygdala only some neurotransmitters involved in consolidation.

2006 - News ~ PTSD and Cannabis: A Clinician Ponders Mechanism of Action.

2006 - News/Forum ~ Cannabis Eases Post Traumatic Stress.

2007 - Study ~ Modulation of Fear and Anxiety by the Endogenous Cannabinoid System.

2007 - Study ~ Inhibition of fatty-acid amide hydrolase accelerates acquisition and extinction rates in a spatial memory task.

2007 - Study ~ Posttraumatic stress symptom severity predicts marijuana use coping motives among traumatic event-exposed marijuana users.

2007 - News ~ Medical Marijuana: PTSD Medical Malpractice.

2007 - News ~ Cannabis for the Wounded - Another Walter Reed Scandal.

2008 - Article ~ Marijuana Therapy for Veterans with PTSD.

2008 - Study ~ Association of the Cannabinoid Receptor Gene (CNR1) With ADHD and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

2009 - Study ~ Cannabinoid Receptor Activation in the Basolateral Amygdala Blocks the Effects of Stress on the Conditioning and Extinction of Inhibitory Avoidance.

2009 - Study ~ The use of a synthetic cannabinoid in the management of treatment-resistant nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

2009 - Study ~ Cannabinoid receptors in brain: pharmacogenetics, neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, and potential therapeutic applications.

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

2009 - News ~ Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit from synthetic marijuana.

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Nightmares.

2009 - News ~ Marijuana could alleviate symptoms of PTSD.

2009 - News ~ Marijuana could prove helpful for post-traumatic stress disorder patients.

2009 - News ~ 'Pot' may help combat PTSD U. of Haifa study shows.

2010 - Study ~ PTSD contributes to teen and young adult cannabis use disorders.

2010 - Study ~ Cannabinoids modulate hippocampal memory and plasticity.

2010 - Study ~ The relationship between substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder in a methadone maintenance treatment program.

2010 - News ~ V.A. Easing Rules for Users of Medical Marijuana.

2010 - Anecdotal ~ Cannabis and PTSD by Michael McKenna.

2011 - Study ~ The role of cannabinoids in modulating emotional and non-emotional memory processes in the hippocampus.

2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoids prevent the development of behavioral and endocrine alterations in a rat model of intense stress.

2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoids Prevent the Development of Behavioral and Endocrine Alterations in a Rat Model of Intense Stress.

2011 - Study ~ Posttraumatic stress disorder and Cannabis use in a nationally representative sample.

2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoid receptor expression and phosphorylation are differentially regulated between male and female cerebellum and brain stem after repeated stress: Implication for PTSD and drug abuse.

2011 - Study ~ Effect of cannabidiol on sleep disruption induced by the repeated combination tests consisting of open field and elevated plus-maze in rats.

2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoids Prevent the Development of Behavioral and Endocrine Alterations in a Rat Model of Intense Stress.

2011 - Study ~ Anti-Aversive Effects of Cannabidiol on Innate Fear-Induced Behaviors Evoked by an Ethological Model of Panic Attacks Based on a Prey vs the Wild Snake Epicrates cenchria crassus Confrontation Paradigm.

2011 - Study ~ Medical cannabis use in post-traumatic stress disorder: a naturalistic observational study.

2011 - Study ~ Cannabis use among military veterans after residential treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder.

2011 - News ~ Marijuana Administration After a Traumatic Experience May Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms, Rat Study Suggests.

2011 - News ~ Medical marijuana turns former soldier's life around.

2011 - News ~ Marijuana blocks PTSD symptoms in rats: study.

2012 - Study ~ Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an anxiolytic drug.

2012 - Study ~ Opposing Roles for Cannabinoid Receptor Type-1 (CB(1)) and Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Type-1 Channel (TRPV1) on the Modulation of Panic-Like Responses in Rats.

2012 - Study ~ Fear relief-toward a new conceptual frame work and what endocannabinoids gotta do with it.

2012 - Study ~ On Disruption of Fear Memory by Reconsolidation Blockade: Evidence from Cannabidiol Treatment.

2012 - Study ~ Bimodal Control of Fear-Coping Strategies by CB1 Cannabinoid Receptors.

2012 - Study ~ A current overview of cannabinoids and glucocorticoids in facilitating extinction of aversive memories: Potential extinction enhancers.

2012 - Study ~ Cannabinoid CB1 receptor deficiency increases contextual fear memory under highly aversive conditions and long-term potentiation in vivo.

2012 - Study ~ Expression pattern of the cannabinoid receptor genes in the frontal cortex of mood disorder patients and mice selectively bred for high and low fear.

2012 - Study ~ Mitigation of post-traumatic stress symptoms by Cannabis resin: A review of the clinical and neurobiological evidence.

2012 - Study ~ Prevalence of Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnoses Among Veterans in 2002, 2008, and 2009.

2012 - Study ~ The underdiagnosis of cannabis use disorders and other Axis-I disorders among military veterans within VHA.

2012 - Study ~ Cannabinoid facilitation of fear extinction memory recall in humans.

2012 - Study ~ Brain altering drug calms fears also.