Medical cannabis is a proven effective treatment for many symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially among combat veterans. Natural Green Remedies provides consultations for medical marijuana cards in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding New Jersey area. To find out how medical marijuana can relieve your PTSD symptoms, call or book an appointment online today.
Everyone experiences fear and worry after they witness a terrifying event. But some people continue to suffer from severe anxiety, nightmares, and/or flashbacks long after the danger has passed. If these symptoms get worse and interfere with your everyday activities, you may have a mental health condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD can make you feel like you can’t escape the terror of a traumatic situation, like war combat, a natural disaster, or personal assault. Fortunately, medical cannabis can change the way your brain processes memories and help you recover from PTSD.
PTSD involves a variety of symptoms that last for at least one month and are severe enough to cause problems at work or in personal relationships. The four categories of PTSD symptoms include:
These symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and frightening thoughts that cause you to re-experience the event.
Avoidance symptoms involve avoiding physical places, objects, or events as well as thoughts or feelings related to the traumatic experience.
Arousal and reactivity symptoms include feeling edgy or tense, being easily startled, and having problems sleeping.
These symptoms affect the way you think and feel about yourself and life in general. Cognition and mood symptoms include difficulty remembering the traumatic event, negative feelings about yourself or the world, and a loss of interest in pleasurable activities.
Standard treatment for PTSD includes talk therapy and medications like antidepressants. However, psychiatric medications can cause side effects that some people find intolerable.
The team at Natural Green Remedies helps people with PTSD find a natural alternative to medications. Research shows that medical cannabis reduces debilitating symptoms of PTSD, including haunting nightmares that keep you up at night.
Your first consultation at Natural Green Remedies involves an interview with a medical doctor. They ask you about your specific symptoms and how they affect your daily life. Then, they explain the benefits of using medical cannabis to treat your PTSD.
They write you a certificate for a medical marijuana card, which you bring to a dispensary to purchase the recommended amount of medicine. You must have a valid New Jersey or Pennsylvania driver’s license or identification card, depending on which office location you go to.
If you suffer from PTSD, call Natural Green Remedies, or schedule your consultation online today.