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PTSD: Anxiety, Fear and AnguishDr. Phil Leveque, Professor of Pharmacology Salem-News.com
One dictionary said “depression is sadness”, if that is so, PTSD is cancer of the soul.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - The military, especially the owners of the combat infantryman, have been calling PTSD “depression”. I researched many websites to see if I could find a medical definition. What I found was seemingly unlimited advertising for anti-depressant drugs which did not offer signs nor symptoms of depression.
In some cases, I refer to my Thesaurus; I looked up definitions of anxiety, fear, anguish, depression, sadness and came off with a whole bunch of words which more adequately define PTSD.
I came up with this group of words:
I have seen them all on the front lines, and in my regular medical practice and also in my PTSD patients who would sometimes fall apart during the time they were getting their medical marijuana permits.
I have written about this PTSD problems at least six times (6/14/07, 2/13/09, 8/21/11, 9/22/12, 3/25/13, 5/3/13), trying to explain that PTSD is not depression and that neither anti-depressant drugs, opiates, benzodiazepines, anti-convulsants, or any other type of drugs works as well as Cannabis/Marijuana.
“Marijuana works best,” say combat Veterans.
I base this statement from my experience with hundreds of Vietnam veterans who discovered that C/MJ worked better than any other medicine given them by the medics for “battle terrors”, and its sequel, PTSD.
The military medics and the VA quacks are torturing and destroying thousands of PTSD victims. Presently, only one state, New Mexico, accepts PTSD as an acceptable diagnosis for a medical marijuana permit. Oregon will start on January 1, 2014. In New Mexico, about 50% of card holders are Veterans with PTSD.
Other states also have PTSD victims, though they are unable to get a legal permit for that condition. Most patients have other physical ailments or disabilities making them eligible for a medical marijuana permit.
I also searched the World Wide Web for anguish as a sign/symptom related to PTSD. I punched up PTSD and anguish and found 9 articles on the subject. Nine.
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