Wayne State University researchers are getting nearly four million dollars to help find ways to reduce the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or P-T-S-D.
The National Institutes of Health grant, combines exposure therapy with small doses of T-H-C, the active ingredient in marijuana.
Exposure therapy or Fear Extinction Learning involves repeating sights or sounds that trigger stress reactors in a patient’s brain.
Christine Rabinak is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State.
She tells WDET’s Amy Miller low doses of synthetic T-H-C trigger the body’s cannabinoid system, which reduces stress during fear extinction learning
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