Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex mental health condition that can arise from a variety of causes. PTSD causes distressing symptoms that damage your quality of life, including insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, and depression.
US Army veteran and board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Bryant S. Edwards understands PTSD at a deep level. Dr. Edwards provides evaluation and support for new and existing patients with PTSD from his clinic Iconic Infusions, PLLC in Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Could your mental health symptoms be a result of PTSD? Here’s what Dr. Edwards looks at in evaluating potential PTSD cases, and more information about the effective treatment options available to you through Iconic Infusions, PLLC.
Signs and symptoms of PTSD
PTSD develops after you go through a traumatic experience. You could have PTSD as a result of military service, domestic violence or abuse, a car crash or other accident, or other traumatic events in your life. PTSD can affect you long after the traumatic event itself, disrupting your ongoing life.
The symptoms of PTSD can vary widely from person to person. It can be challenging, sometimes, to know what you’re dealing with. You could benefit from being evaluated for PTSD if you suffer from symptoms, including:
- Flashbacks and intrusive thoughts that seem to take you back to the moment of your trauma
- Physical reactions to your environment and sensitivity to smells, sounds, lighting, or social situations
- Sleep disturbances including insomnia and nightmares
- Emotions of detachment
- Persistent anxiety or depression
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide, or thoughts of harming others
PTSD doesn’t typically improve without treatment. You need care and support to reclaim your life from PTSD.
PTSD treatment and support
When you know what you’re dealing with, you can take steps to relieve your PTSD symptoms and address your underlying mental health needs. At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, we provide a positive, therapeutic environment for recovering from PTSD, and can help you put together a personalized treatment plan to address your condition.
Dr. Edwards and his team specialize in treating PTSD with ketamine infusion therapy. A controlled series of treatments delivering low doses of ketamine directly to your bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) needle can transform your mental health for the long term, resolving your symptoms and freeing you to take your life back from PTSD.
To learn more about how IV ketamine therapy can rewire your brain and restore your mental health after trauma and PTSD, get in touch with Dr. Edwards and his team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online, or call 910-920-3434 now to book.