About 8 out of every 100 Americans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point. At Relief Clinic, with offices in Auburn, Maine, and Summerfield, Florida, the medical marijuana experts offer comprehensive evaluations to help you qualify for a medical marijuana card. To find out whether this treatment could help you, call the office in your state or book your appointment using the online scheduling link now.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that occurs in people who experienced a traumatic event in their past. If you have PTSD, that event frequently comes back to haunt you, causing difficulties in your daily life.
You can experience PTSD following any type of traumatic event, with a few common examples including military combat, physical assault, or an auto accident.
It’s important to know that PTSD can occur after any frightening or dangerous event, whether it’s life-threatening or not — and the event doesn’t necessarily have to involve your own physical safety. For example, some people experience PTSD after the sudden loss of a loved one.
PTSD symptoms vary widely since each person’s situation and PTSD triggers are different. People with PTSD experience symptoms in four different categories simultaneously. These include:
Re-experiencing symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, scary thoughts, and physical symptoms like heart palpitations, shaking, and sweating.
Avoidance symptoms involve going out of your way to avoid situations and experiences that remind you of your trauma.
Arousal and reactivity symptoms include unusual reactions to ordinary situations. For example, being started easily, being hyper-aware of your surroundings at all times, difficulty concentrating, angry outbursts, and even destructive behaviors.
Cognition and mood symptoms can include a wide spectrum of emotions and behaviors. Many people experience fear, anger, and shame. Or, you may feel like it’s impossible to be happy. Also, you may have distorted memories or block out some parts of your trauma.
These are just a few examples of PTSD symptoms within each category. People with PTSD receive a diagnosis after a complete evaluation. The Relief Clinic team determines whether you have PTSD based on your specific symptoms and behaviors.
If you have PTSD, you may qualify for a medical marijuana card in your home state. Relief Clinic treats patients in both Florida and Maine. Both states recognize that PTSD is a serious and often difficult-to-treat disorder that can respond particularly well to alternative treatments like medical marijuana.
So, if you’re diagnosed with PTSD or think you might have it, the Relief Clinic specialists can do a comprehensive evaluation, make an accurate diagnosis, and then help you get the treatment you need.
If the team prescribes medical marijuana as a treatment, for maximum symptom relief.
If you think medical marijuana might help you, call Relief Clinic or click on the online scheduler to arrange your evaluation now.