PTSD

An oz. of Wellness Healthcare

Medical Marijuana Certifying Doctors & Alternative Medicine Physician located in Boca Raton, FL, Orlando, FL & Palm Bay, FL

It’s not uncommon to experience an increase in anxiety or fear after going through a terrifying event. However, if your fear and feelings are disrupting your daily life, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). No single treatment works for all those suffering from PTSD. If you’re searching for an alternative treatment to manage your PTSD, the experienced team at An oz. of Wellness Healthcare, with locations in Boca Raton, Orlando, and Palm Bay, Florida, can help. Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.

PTSD Q & A

What is PTSD?

PTSD is a mental health condition that most often develops after you experience or witness a terrifying event. However, it’s also possible to develop PTSD after the sudden loss of a loved one.  

It’s normal to develop various symptoms after going through a terrifying experience or significant loss. However, these symptoms should subside over time. If you continue to experience problems related to the event or the loss is interfering with your daily life, then you may be suffering from PTSD. 

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD symptoms usually develop within the first three months after the incident. However, it’s also possible for symptoms to develop years after the event. 

The symptoms are grouped into categories, which include:

Reexperiencing symptoms

Flashbacks and frightening thoughts are reexperiencing symptoms. The symptoms may develop from your own thoughts or be triggered by an object, word, or situation.

Avoidance symptoms

Avoiding people, places, or events that remind you of the experience are avoidance symptoms. 

Arousal and reactivity symptoms

Arousal and reactivity symptoms tend to be constant in someone suffering from PTSD. You’re always on edge, stressed, or easily angered. 

Cognitive and mood symptoms

Lack of interest in activities, feelings of guilt and shame, and difficulty remembering parts of the event are the cognitive and mood symptoms associated with PTSD.

To be diagnosed with PTSD, you must be experiencing these symptoms for a month or more, and the symptoms must be interfering with your everyday life. 

What are the treatments for PTSD?

Traditional treatment for PTSD includes medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. However, no single treatment works for everyone, and it can take some time to find the right combination to help you get relief from your PTSD symptoms.

The state of Florida has listed PTSD as a qualifying condition for the use of medical marijuana. An oz. of Wellness Healthcare is a medical marijuana treatment center (MMTC), and the team can determine if you would benefit from the alternative treatment and provide the proper certification so you can register for your medical marijuana identification (ID) card. The team also determines the best product and dose to alleviate your PTSD, and these recommendations go into a computer program that shares the information with medical marijuana dispensaries so they know what you need.

An oz. of Wellness Healthcare isn’t a medical marijuana dispensary.

To learn more about medical marijuana and if it’s a treatment that would benefit you and your mental health, call An oz. of Wellness Healthcare or use the online booking button today.