Up to 30 percent of veterans develop the symptoms of PTSD throughout their lifetime. That’s roughly 11 to 20 returning veterans out of every 100 from the Gulf War, and up to 30 out of every 100 from the Vietnam war.

There is no cure for PTSD. But recently scientists have made breakthroughs in understanding how PTSD can change the brain on a molecular level. One discovery is an endocannabinoid deficiency among patients with PTSD.

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