Need for a clinical trial on post-traumatic stress in the Armed Forces of Colombia

Need for a clinical trial on post-traumatic stress in the Armed Forces of Colombia

According to the USA National PTSD Center, more than 8% of the US population suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

A study published by the British Journal of Psychiatry, by the authors: Dückers ML, Alisic E, Brewin CR. mentions that Canada has some of the highest rates of PTSD, with an estimated 9.4% of the population experiencing some form of the disease.

 

In Israel, a country where military service and reserve duty is mandatory, post-traumatic stress disorder is frequent. In Israel, approximately 9.4% of citizens have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the study by Bleich et al. (2003).

A country like Colombia with more than 50 years of conflict and wars with mafias, drug traffickers, paramilitaries, guerrillas with confrontations, massacres, terrorist attacks that have left more than 8 million dead (almost 20% of the population).

 

In Colombia, the PTSD indicator is not known according to the researcher Vallejo (2009, 2011), but some clues indicate that the figure may be significantly higher than countries such as the United States, Canada and Israel.

 

Thus, it is essential to motivate and promote a study of the effectiveness of medical cannabis in post-traumatic stress in Colombia, starting with its military forces.

 

How is it possible that Israel, Canada and the United States have studies on Post-Traumatic Stress in their Armed Forces and Colombia, with all the violence they have suffered, with all the evidence that shows that it is not a peaceful country, with all the facilities that exist today to investigate the efficacy of Medicinal Cannabis in Colombia, from the law passed in August 2016 by the Colombian Congress that regulates the medicinal use of cannabis, we do not have a clinical trial that allows us to face this serious illness that affects to a greater extent the members of the Armed Forces and in general to almost the entire population.