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|Title||Preliminary, open-label, pilot study of add-on oral Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol in chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.|
|Author(s)||Roitman P, Mechoulam R, Cooper-Kazaz R, Shalev A.|
|Journal, Volume, Issue||Clin Drug Investig 2014;34(8):587-91.|
|Major outcome(s)||THC caused significant improvements in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).|
|Indication||Posttraumatic stress disorder||Abstract|
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) achieve but partial remission with current treatments. Patients with unremitted PTSD show high rates of substance abuse. Marijuana is often used as compassion add-on therapy for treatment-resistant PTSD. This open-label study evaluates the tolerance and safety of orally absorbable Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for chronic PTSD. METHODS: Ten outpatients with chronic PTSD, on stable medication, received 5 mg of Δ(9)-THC twice a day as add-on treatment. RESULTS: There were mild adverse effects in three patients, none of which led to treatment discontinuation. The intervention caused a statistically significant improvement in global symptom severity, sleep quality, frequency of nightmares, and PTSD hyperarousal symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Orally absorbable Δ(9)-THC was safe and well tolerated by patients with chronic PTSD.
|Participants||10 patients with posttraumatic stress disorder|
|Type of publication||Medical journal|
|Address of author(s)||Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, email@example.com.|