Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects about 6% of people. At MediCalm-PA, LLC, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, board-certified family practice and medical marijuana physician Kimberlee Park, DO, certifies people with PTSD, allowing them to utilize medical cannabis to help control their symptoms.  Dr. Park uses a holistic osteopathic-based framework that incorporates healthy lifestyle changes, medical marijuana, and counseling to relieve symptoms and optimize mental health. Call the nearest MediCalm-PA, LLC, office today to schedule PTSD treatment or book your appointment online.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Q&A

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects some people who witness traumatic events or military combat. It causes flashbacks, nightmares, and other intense emotional reactions that can impact your mood, quality of life, and relationships.

Doctors aren’t sure why some people develop PTSD and others don’t, but abnormal levels of hormones and neurotransmitters might play a role. Regardless of the cause, treatment can relieve uncomfortable symptoms and help you feel better. 

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

PTSD symptoms include:

  • Nightmares
  • Intrusive and unwanted thoughts
  • Flashbacks of the traumatic event
  • Ongoing fear, horror, guilt, or shame
  • Memory loss
  • Feeling detached from others
  • Being unable to experience positive emotions
  • Avoiding activities you used to enjoy

As the condition worsens, you might experience problems concentrating, sleeping, and doing other routine activities, like going to work. 

When should I see a doctor about PTSD?

Make an appointment at MediCalm-PA, LLC, if you have had disturbing thoughts or feelings for more than a month after witnessing a traumatic or frightening event, and if conventional medicine alone has not been helpful. 

After discussing your symptoms and reviewing your medical records, Dr. Park makes personalized treatment recommendations to help you get your life back under control. 

How is PTSD diagnosed?

There isn’t a specific test to diagnose PTSD. Instead, a clinician reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, mental health, and history of trauma exposure. 

Dr. Park reviews your medical records, and will ask you pointed questions regarding your overall health and if their are no contraindications, will certify you for medical marijuana. 

How is PTSD treated?

At MediCalm-PA, LLC, Dr. Park treats PTSD with a holistic osteopathic-based framework. She could suggest:

  • Medical marijuana certification
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Antidepressants
  • Relaxation techniques, like deep breathing and meditation
  • Improved sleep hygiene
  • Eating a balanced, nutritious diet
  • Exercising regularly

Dr. Park might recommend counseling (talk therapy) depending on the severity of your symptoms. She refers you to a nearby mental health specialist if needed. 

Call  MediCalm-PA, LLC,  today at 484-440-9494 to schedule a Medical Marijuana consultation and certification or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.