3 Lies You’ve Been Told About PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presents serious difficulties for sufferers. But there are a lot of myths and lies out there about PTSD. Are you sure you really have the facts about this mental health condition and how it may be affecting you or a loved one?

Board-certified anesthesiologist and US Army veteran Dr. Bryant S. Edwards understands the truth about PTSD. He can help clear up any misconceptions you have about the symptoms, effects, and causes of PTSD. Dr. Edwards also offers effective treatment for PTSD from his practice with Iconic Infusions, PLLC of Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Have you heard any of these myths about PTSD? Let’s set the record straight. When you understand the facts about trauma and mental health conditions like PTSD, you can find healing and new hope for the future.

Lie 1: PTSD is only a problem for vets

PTSD has a long association with military service. This condition was first identified in veterans. Many people assume that PTSD can only affect you if you’ve served in the military or experienced war first-hand.

While PTSD often affects veterans, many types of trauma can lead to PTSD. This isn’t only a condition that affects people in the military. If you’ve experienced violence or trauma in your daily life, you could develop PTSD. That includes sexual abuse, past child abuse, a death in your close circle, or even a bad car crash.

If you notice symptoms of PTSD like nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive negative thoughts, physical reactions to triggers, or feelings of detachment negatively affecting you, don’t think you can’t reach out for help if you’ve never been in the military. Your trauma is valid, and you deserve treatment so that you can fully heal and recover from your PTSD.

Lie 2: PTSD isn’t that serious

PTSD is a serious mental health condition that can become chronic without the right treatment. Your PTSD could even get bad enough that you experience thoughts of suicide, self-harm, or harming others. PTSD may make it difficult for you to continue your daily activities without disruption.

If you think you might have PTSD, don’t ignore your condition. Help is available. Reach out to Dr. Edwards to learn more about the impacts of PTSD on your physical and mental health and what you can do to find relief.

Lie 3: PTSD can’t be treated

In fact, PTSD often responds well to the right type of treatment. Relief from your symptoms is available!

At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, we specialize in ketamine infusion therapy to treat PTSD. Ketamine administered through an intravenous (IV) drip produces dissociative effects during your treatment sessions. 

Ketamine treatment effectively blocks the negative loops of PTSD that keep bringing you back to the worst moments in your life. Treatment gives your brain a chance to create new neural connections, as well.

For experienced, compassionate, and knowledgeable support with PTSD, contact Dr. Edwards at Iconic Infusions, PPLC today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online, or call now to book.

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