Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impacts around 3.5% of individuals in the U.S., and approximately one in 11 individuals will receive a PTSD diagnosis in their lifetime.
What Is PTSD?
PTSD is a type of mental health disorder triggered by a scary, traumatic or terrifying event, either by witnessing the event or actually experiencing the event. Many individuals who experience a traumatic event might have a hard time coping, but this is temporary, and they often get better with time and perhaps some help. However, if you experience symptoms that don't go away, sometimes even for years, you could be suffering from PTSD.
At this point, you should seek treatment to reduce your PTSD symptoms, and improve your functioning.
What are the Symptoms of PTSD?
PTSD symptoms typically start within a few months of experiencing the event. However, sometimes, they don't start for years. The duration and severity of PTSD symptoms can vary. Some individuals start feeling better within six months; others struggle with their symptoms for a long time.
You can group PTSD symptoms into four primary categories. These include:
- Repeated Thoughts
With PTSD you might often relive the trauma repeatedly through memories and thoughts. These might be:
When something reminds you of the event, you might experience a lot of distress.
You might avoid places, situations, people or thoughts that might remind you of the event. This could result in feelings of isolation and detachment from your friends and family. You might also lose interest in hobbies or activities you used to enjoy.
- Reactive and Arousal Symptoms
These symptoms might include:
- Troubles relating to other people (i.e. showing or feeling affection)
- Excessive emotions
- Problems with falling asleep or staying asleep
- Troubles concentrating
- Anger outbursts
- Being easily startled
You might also struggle with physical symptoms like muscle tension, increased heart rate and blood pressure, nausea, diarrhea, and rapid breathing.
- Negative Mood and Cognitions
This is where you have feelings and thoughts related to estrangement, blame, and memories of the trauma.
Could There Be Benefits of CBD for PTSD?
Since scientists discovered your endocannabinoid system (eCB) was involved in emotional memory processing, they began studying the therapeutic potential of pharmacological eCB signaling manipulation to treat PTSD. Studies on rodents have shown the potential of cannabidiol (CBD) to help with eliminating memories of trauma, and blocking their reactivation, potentially through eCB system potentialization.
In another study, 11 patients (adults) were provided with oral CBD at an outpatient psychiatry center. They also received psychotherapy and psychiatric medicines. It was an eight week study. Ninety-one percent of the 11 patients experienced a reduction in the severity of their PTSD symptoms.
Can a CBD Pillow Help with Those with PTSD?
CBD pillows could potentially reduce stress levels, lower anxiety, and promote relaxation. The fabric of CBD-infused pillows go through a patented process where millions of microcapsules of hemp-derived CBD are infused in the pillows. They come in different thickness and sizes, and are timed to burst at varying intervals. You absorb the CBD through your skin and hair follicles, where it goes to work stimulating your endocannabinoid system, helping you experience CBD's calming benefits safely.
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