PTSD and Palmetto Harmony
An introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs when a person has experienced severe trauma. 7-8% of the American population is effected by PTSD. Therefore, 6 in 10 men and 5 in 10 women experience trauma in their lifetimes. PTSD is classified by not being able to properly respond to fear. Such as explosive anger, physical violence, spontaneous crying, flashbacks, and other reactions. Some causes of PTSD are accidents, sexual assault, combat, violence, early childhood trauma, or experiencing a death close to oneself.
A few examples of medications used for PTSD are Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft. However, these medications come with not only a list of side effects, but the potential to overdose. Side effects of these drugs can include suicidal/violent thoughts, increased risk for diabetes, risk of stroke, immune system difficulties, heart disease, birth defects, stillbirth, and brittle bones. Recent studies have shown that antidepressant overdoses take up to 40,000 lives per year. Meanwhile, no current cannabis related deaths have been recorded. There are almost thirty different kinds of antidepressants available today. Although, there are five main kinds, all of which have severe side effects. So, what alternatives can you take to improve the quality of life?
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Full spectrum hemp oil is a known anti-psychotic, antidepressant, and sleep aid. The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for many aspects of regular functioning. When it comes to PTSD, it helps with your mood, memory, sleep, appetite, stress recovery, and homeostatic regulation. Palmetto Harmony could be an option for those who do not want to take prescription antidepressants. Full spectrum hemp oil could be safer than risking the side effects of being on prescription medication.
Quality of Life
Furthermore, If you are suffering from PTSD and are searching for a better quality of life, proactive behaviors in combination with Palmetto Harmony could be your alternative. Consult with your family doctor, and give our office a call Mon-Fri, 9-5 EST. Again, you are not alone and the Palmetto Harmony family is here for you! Thank you!