Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Advisory Panel Endorses Use Of Medical Pot To Treat PTSD, Not Diabetes

An advisory board is recommending a few more illnesses that should be allowed to be treated with medical marijuana, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/04/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Board To Hear Case For Marijuana For PTSD, Other Conditions

Monday’s hearing is a step toward expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to include PTSD and other conditions. An advisory board made up of patients, nurses, doctors and a pharmacist will hear testimony. The board will make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

05/04/2015

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Illinois Mulls Expanded Disease List For Medical Marijuana Program

Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and Iraq asked that PTSD be included, making emotional pleas for help, according to 269 pages of petitions obtained by The Associated Press through the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

04/06/2015

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Horror Of PTSD Puts One Marine Mom On A Mission Of Mercy

After losing her son, suburban mom is on a mission of mercy.

07/16/2014

U.S. Army fatigues. (Photo credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Aldermen Seek More Attention On Veteran Suicides

There might not be much the City Council can do directly to help active-duty military personnel or veterans deal with post-traumatic stress, but aldermen held a hearing Wednesday to hear ideas on strategies to identify the causes of suicide among veterans.

02/19/2014

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Report: 911 Dispatchers Often Experience Post-Traumatic Stress

DEKALB, Ill. (CBS) — Emergency dispatchers suffer many of the same kinds of symptoms that can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, researchers at Northern […]

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012