PTSD is a psychiatric condition afflicting thousands of war veterans and crime and accident victims of violent trauma. Victims of such experiences often experience debilitating depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, irritability and even chronic pain or weight loss. Patients diagnosed with PTSD have found that medical marijuana has been useful in alleviating many of the symptoms associated with the condition.
United States Army doctors, from whom medical marijuana is currently not an option, have commonly prescribed veterans of PTSD anti-depressants, anti-convulsants, anti-psychotics, tranquilizers and a host of other medications. However, patients have reported that medical marijuana works better than all of their other prescriptions to offset the PTSD symptoms.