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Case Study: PTSD

Presented by Dr Philip Blair, MD

About this module:

In this presentation, Dr Philip Blair (MD), retired US army colonel and family physician, presents a case study in a US marine who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), highlighting his treatment with a CBD-dominant medicinal cannabis. Dr Blair explains why CBD may be useful in alleviating many of the symptoms associated with PTSD. He also shares the results of some of his own research into the use of a hemp-based CBD oil in 9 veterans with PTSD. 

This presentation is suitable for healthcare practitioners and those with a background in biomedical sciences. It assumes a knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and medicinal cannabis pharmacodynamics.
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the signs and symptoms associated with PTSD.
  • Justify why adverse childhood events are relevant to PTSD sufferers.
  • Describe changes in the endocannabinoid system in PTSD.
  • Rationalise the use of CBD in the treatment of PTSD.
  • Discuss how you might evaluate potential immediate effects in a patient after taking CBD. 

Dr Philip Blair, MD

Dr. Philip Blair, MD, (Colonel, US Army, retired) is a Family Physician and consultant in disease management in the Northwest USA. He graduated from West Point in 1972, attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, training as an Army Family Physician and serving as a combat physician in the first Gulf War. After medical assignments in three continents and 29 years in uniform, he retired from the Army and has been consulting on complex disease management since 2000.

Dr. Blair has been studying, treating, and lecturing about the human body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) since 2014. His goal is to restore health and performance by enhancing the ECS using diet, exercise, appropriate medications and non-psychoactive therapies.
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