PTSD Integrative Treatments in Fairborn Ohio
Almost everyone is familiar with the term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many associate it with the experience of obviously traumatic events such as military service and armed combat. However, many everyday traumas can also trigger PTSD.
PTSD triggers include:
- Military service
- First-responder experiences
- Auto accidents and near-misses
- Domestic, sexual, or child abuse
- Severe neglect
- Natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, or earthquakes
- Sudden death of a loved one
- Unexpected, life-changing news such as a terminal illness diagnosis
Basically, any severely distressing event can lead to PTSD, which can affect adults and children alike. PTSD is more common than you might think: an estimated 3 million cases are diagnosed every year in the U.S.
PTSD can cause symptoms such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks, heart palpitations, sleep disorders, nightmares, panic attacks, and more. If your symptoms last for more than a month after the traumatizing event, you may have PTSD. Often, symptoms will periodically recur – usually due to an environmental trigger – for years after the initial trauma.
People with PTSD repeatedly relive the trauma's intense experience – exposing the body to harmful effects of increased anxiety – including high levels of stress hormones like adrenaline, which creates the “fight or flight” urge. In addition, those who suffer from PTSD may find themselves restricting their activities and their lives to avoid certain stressful situations.
But there is hope for those who suffer from PTSD. With the advent of integrative medicine and medical marijuana, symptoms can be safely and effectively addressed so PTSD sufferers can move on with their lives.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Zainey to Treat Your PTSD
If you or someone you love has PTSD, make an appointment to see Dr. David Zainey at InteCare Medical Clinic – with the help of integrative medicine and medical marijuana, you may be able to put old traumas to rest. Call (937) 874-5766 or you can request an appointment online.