Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services offered in Houston, TX

The inflammatory properties of cannabis can help treat many side effects of psychological disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At Texas Herbal Clinic in Houston, Texas, board-certified neurologist Darryl Camp, MD, uses medical marijuana to minimize potentially debilitating symptoms of PTSD, such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, and cognitive impairments. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about PTSD.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Q&A

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after you experience or witness a traumatic event, such as death, rape, abuse, or extreme injury. Symptoms of PTSD can develop weeks, months, or even years after the event. 

Understanding the warning signs can encourage you to seek early intervention and treatment for your symptoms.

What are the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

The signs of PTSD typically fall into four categories:


Intrusive thoughts

Intrusive thoughts are unwanted memories or flashbacks that force you to relive the traumatic event. Many people with PTSD have nightmares or severe emotional responses to places or objects that remind them of the event.



Avoiding people, places, or things that remind you of the event is a common sign of PTSD. You may not want to talk or think about the traumatic event.


Emotional changes

PTSD can affect your emotional responses. Some people with PTSD feel easily startled or on guard, while others have trouble sleeping and concentrating. PTSD can also lead to self-destructive behavior and irritability. 


Mood changes

PTSD can change the way you think about yourself and others. Many symptoms, such as sadness and hopelessness about the future, may mimic the signs of depression.


What causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

While traumatic events directly cause PTSD, some people are at a higher risk of developing the condition. Having depression or anxiety increases your chances of developing PTSD after a traumatic event. If you have a close relative, like a parent or sibling, with a diagnosed mental health condition, you’re also more likely to develop PTSD.

How can medical marijuana treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

As a board-certified neurologist, Dr. Camp frequently recommends medical marijuana to reduce the symptoms of PTSD, like anxiety, nightmares, and insomnia. 

Dr. Camp performs a comprehensive evaluation that includes a physical exam and medical history review to determine if medical marijuana is the right treatment for you. Medical marijuana can help relieve your PTSD symptoms along with therapy and medication.

Call Texas Herbal Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about PTSD.