PTSD Specialist

Green Med Cards

Alternative Medicine Practitioner & Medical Marijuana located in College Park, MD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause a wide variety of symptoms making it difficult to rest or concentrate and significantly reduce your quality of life. Green Med Cards in College Park, Maryland, can help you with your PTSD through medical cannabis treatment. For more information on how medical cannabis can treat PTSD, call Green Med Cards today or schedule an appointment online.

PTSD Q & A

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that occurs in the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or distressing event. While most people who go through something traumatic may have trouble adjusting to daily life for a short period afterward, people with PTSD experience long-term, severe symptoms that don’t get better over time. Getting effective treatment for PTSD can be critical in reducing your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

Symptoms of PTSD can vary from person to person, but they often fall into one of four categories.

Intrusive memories

Intrusive memories are recurrent and distressing memories of the traumatic event you experienced. You may relive the event as if it’s happening all over again, sometimes called a flashback. You may have upsetting dreams or nightmares or experience a severe emotional or physical reaction when you’re reminded of the event.

Avoidance

You will likely try to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event and may avoid places, people or activities that remind you of it.

Negative changes in thinking or mood

You may experience negative thoughts about yourself, the world, or people around you, as well as a sense of hopelessness about the future. Some people with PTSD develop depression or other similar mental disorders. You may often feel detached, or separated from your friends and family. Many people report a lack of interest in activities they once enjoyed or a feeling of emotional numbness.

Changes in physical or emotional reactions

You may notice that you react to things differently, becoming easily frightened or startled, or reacting angrily to trivial issues. People with PTSD are often on-guard against danger, even in safe situations, and may become irritable or have trouble sleeping and concentrating.

Symptoms may change in intensity over time, but people often experience more dramatic symptoms when they feel stressed or when something reminds them about the traumatic event.

How can medical cannabis help me with my post-traumatic stress disorder?

Medical cannabis can be effective in reducing the anxiety caused by PTSD and also works as a gentle sleep aid. Many people with PTSD report that medical cannabis reduces both the frequency and the intensity of their symptoms and improves their quality of life.

If you’re interested in using medical cannabis to treat your post-traumatic stress disorder, call Green Med Cards today or make an appointment with the online scheduling tool.