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THCThe  Time (http://tinyurl.com/thc-for-ptsd  11/4, Szalavitz) “Wellness” blog reported that, according to a study (http://tinyurl.com/cannaboid-receptor-study) published in the journal Neuroscience, “a synthetic” compound “that acts like one of the active components in marijuana (THC) can prevent stress-induced enhancement of fear memories in rats.” In rodents, the “marijuana-like compound” makes “extreme stress more like ordinary stress,” a result that can “also be seen in terms of reductions in a key stress hormone in their brains.” Notably, it does not “matter if the rats” are given the compound “before or after” a stressful event, suggesting that in humans, this substance could point the way to a possible new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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