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PTSD Specialist

BRYANT S EDWARDS, D.O. -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic

ICONIC INFUSIONS, PLLC

BRYANT S EDWARDS, D.O.

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Anesthesiology located in BRIARWOOD HILLS, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

Board-certified anesthesiologist and U.S. Army veteran Bryant Edwards, DO, has extensive experience treating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At Iconic Infusions, PLLC in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the team provides comprehensive, customized treatment plans that focus on your PTSD symptoms and your overall well-being in a therapeutic treatment environment. If you need help managing the triggers and stress of PTSD, don’t delay an evaluation. Call the office or request an appointment online today.

PTSD Q & A

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that typically develops following a traumatic or terrifying event that you experience or personally witness. The event may relate to death, military involvement, physical or sexual assault, or serious injury.

You may also develop PTSD due to:

  • Persistent stress
  • Personality disorder
  • Brain chemical imbalance
  • Inherited mental health disorders

As a result of PTSD, you may experience a variety of symptoms that affect your mental, emotional, and physical health. 

 

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

As a result of physical or emotional trauma, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Nightmares
  • Negative thoughts
  • Intrusive memories
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Physical reactions to your environment

You may develop persistent anxiety or chronic depressive symptoms that lead to thoughts of suicide or self-harm. PTSD can also trigger thoughts or actions of harming others.

Symptoms of PTSD can range in intensity and even be severe enough to interfere with your usual responsibilities. If you can’t cope with your PTSD symptoms, it’s important that you schedule an evaluation at Iconic Infusions, PLLC as soon as possible. 

You should also seek medical help if your PTSD symptoms are getting worse, even with treatment.

 

What treatments are available for PTSD?

Iconic Infusions, PLLC specializes in ketamine infusion therapy for treating PTSD. This type of treatment involves delivering low doses of ketamine into your bloodstream through an IV line.

Ketamine blocks N-Methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in your brain that contribute to PTSD symptoms. The medication also triggers glutamate production in your body, which helps your brain create new neural connections.

Iconic Infusions, PLLC uses ketamine therapy to reduce your response to triggering stimuli in your environment, such as:

  • Smells
  • Sounds
  • Lighting
  • Social situations

Through a treatment plan customized to meet your specific needs, you can better cope with your PTSD symptoms and learn how to live a high-quality, fulfilling life. Iconic Infusions, PLLC also works closely with area providers to ensure you have the mental health and other wellness resources you need to stay healthy.

If you have uncontrolled symptoms of PTSD, find out how ketamine infusion therapy can work for you. Book an appointment online or by calling Iconic Infusions, PLLC today.