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 elevateholistics.com/what-are-the-causes-of-ptsd
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.