Why Does Lynx CBD Support PTSD Awareness?
The effects of PTSD, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, have been well documented through clinical research. A somewhat newly defined disease, Lynx CBD knew they wanted to give back through their donation system. One of the founders comes from a military family and has witnessed the effects first hand, but was surprised to learn that PTSD is about more than combat flashbacks. As they performed their own research, they realized how little they, and others, understood about of the disorder.
What is PTSD?
A common misconception is that PTSD is exclusive to those who’ve served in the military. In fact, it is a disorder experienced by a person who has trouble coping with traumatic events that they’ve experienced. A common disorder affecting more than 3 million men, women, and children in the US every year, the effects can last months, years, or a lifetime. In addition to combat, other life-threatening experiences that can cause disorder symptoms include:
- Natural Disasters
- Automobile Accidents
- Sexual Assault
- Violent Physical Assault
- Robbery or Muggings
Despite the wide range of sources, PTSD causes the symptoms to manifest in similar ways. Those afflicted with the mental health problem may experience any number of symptoms from behavioral to psychological through intense emotional or physical response. PTSD sufferers may experience:
- Agitation/Nervous Excitement
- Self-sabotaging Behavior
- Social Isolation/Social Contact
- Flashbacks/Vivid Memory
- Severe Anxiety/Uneasiness
- Reliving the Event
- Trust Issues/Suspicion of others
- Emotional Detachment/Dissociation
- Involuntary/Intrusive Thoughts
Portions of the brain responsible for fear perception through neural pathways trigger a state of attentiveness within the body. This state of vigilance can be set off by outside stimuli or, because of conditioning, be manifested by the body causes the aforementioned PTSD symptoms.
With approximately 1% of the US population diagnosed with Post Traumatic Street Disorder every year, Lynx CBD believes it is essential to increase awareness of this crippling disorder. Through our donation system, when a customer decides to buy cbd oil, Lynx CBD will donate $1 to their charity of choice. Supported charities include Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, PTSD, and Cancer research and awareness.