Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a set of symptoms that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them. This could be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or disasters such as bushfires and floods. As a result, the person experiences feelings of intense fear, helplessness or anxiety.
Symptoms of PTSD include extreme panic or debilitating fear, crippling a person’s life and their ability to undertake normal day to day tasks. Along with the assistance of supportive doctors and medical practitioners, PTSD can be easily diagnosed, and the on-going impact can be lessened if treated early and with a holistic and supportive approach. Having a great network of friends and family often ensures the best results, even if the sufferer may not feel like involving these people in the journey.
Part of the holistic healing process for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, along with psychological care from allied health professionals, is often medication. In the same way that medication can help physical injuries, emotional and mental illnesses benefit from the correct forms and dosages of certain medications. A key medication with proven success in psychological recovery is medicinal cannabis. Taken in the correct doses and monitored by an appropriate medical team, PTSD symptoms can be well managed.
CBD can often improve sleep and reduce nervousness by slowing down thought processes and reducing the hyper-anxious state. Medical cannabis acts on the brain to boost mood and assists with impulse control to improve feelings of helplessness.
Traumatic events in life are often unpredictable but knowing there are options and treatments available can help promote action and rebuild lives. This can allow people to continue with their new normal without the intense, trapped feelings that would be experienced by leaving it untreated.
If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of PTSD or other significant trauma, reach out to the caring team at Cannadoc Health to discuss a holistic care plan to help rebuild and take back control of your life.
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