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What Are the Causes of PTSD?

Written by Stephen Stearman for Elevate

December 18, 2020

When Elevate’s own Aspen Jewel and Dr. Merchant went live on FB a while back, they dove right into the subject of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes. But first, a bit about Tyler Merchant, DO: He’s one of our wonderful and compassionate cannabis doctors at Elevate Holistics. In addition, he’s the medical director of Holistic Family Medicine and Obstetrics LLC, with located in Sedalia, MO.

  • So let's just talk about PTSD. And how does someone get PTSD? How does it work? What is it?

  • Kinds of PTSD Triggers

  • Events that PTSD is caused from

  • Negative Impacts on Patients

  • Psychological and Physical Symptoms of PTSD

To explore these interesting topics on PTSD, see the full article at


While he is not a psychiatrist, Dr. Merchant has seen his fair share of people living with PTSD. According to him “With PTSD, and to be upfront with everybody here who's listening in, I am not a PTSD expert, focused just on PTSD. That's not my sole expertise, and I'm not a psychiatrist. I'm a family doctor, but I work a lot with patients with mood disorders and traumas.”

After listening to his experiences and insights, it’s apparent that Dr. Merchant has some super-helpful knowledge and understanding to share from a medical standpoint. When Aspen jumped right in with causes of PTSD questions, he offered some real and raw answers.



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