Texas Cannabis Clinic

Medical Marijuana Doctors located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and the entire State of Texas through telemedicine.

Approximately 1 in 11 people will get a PTSD diagnosis in their lifetime, affecting approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States. If flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety interfere with your daily activities, there’s a solution. At Texas Cannabis Clinic, Matthew Brimberry, MD, helps patients with PTSD in and around Austin, Houston, Arlington, San Antonio, and the entire state of Texas through telemedicine. Schedule a telehealth appointment today.

“Our telehealth visit, following a PTSD diagnostic survey, was the most insightful, unhurried, and thoughtful medical appointment I’ve ever had, not just in regard to PTSD but in learning about how the brain responds to stress and discussing therapies that I could use in conjunction with cannabis”.

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
Call text or message 988

Signed into law in 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act authorized 988 as the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Veterans can use this new option by dialing 988 and pressing 1 to contact the Veterans Crisis Line. Veterans may still reach the Veterans Crisis Line with the previous phone number—1-800-273-8255 and Press 1—by text (838255) and through chat (VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat).

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT):
Our goal at TCC is for our patients to reduce pain and suffering.

With PTSD we strongly believe that once the symptoms are controlled that patients can find long lasting results with therapies like EMDR and CBT.

An excellent resource for PTSD therapy specialists is Austin Trauma Therapy Center (ATTC). ATTC offers virtual CBT and psychiatric care throughout Texas using a wide variety of modalities including EMDR.

You can learn more and schedule with them here:
Email: [email protected]


What Is PTSD?

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a psychiatric health condition caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Common causes of PTSD include natural disasters, serious injury, experiencing assault or death threats, or being involved in a serious accident.

Most people who experience a traumatic event will require time to adjust and move forward with their lives. But if you struggle with PTSD symptoms months or years after a traumatic event and they interfere with your daily activities, you may have PTSD.

What Are The Symptoms Of PTSD?

PTSD symptoms may start a few weeks after a traumatic event, but sometimes the symptoms don’t start until years after the event. Symptoms cause difficulties in social situations, at work, in relationships, and interfere with your ability to complete regular daily activities. Common symptoms include:

Negative thoughts and mood

People with PTSD commonly experience negative changes in their thinking and mood, including feeling hopeless about the future, detached from family and friends, and having a lack of interest in activities you used to enjoy. You may feel a lack of emotion or be emotionally numb.

PTSD also causes memory problems that may include having trouble remembering important details of the traumatic event itself.

Flashbacks and nightmares

PTSD commonly causes recurrent and unwanted memories of the traumatic experience. The memories may occur during sleep, or they may occur when you’re awake. Severe episodes may involve flashbacks or reliving the event in your mind as if it’s happening again.


It’s not unusual for people with PTSD to practice avoidance behaviors, like trying to avoid people, places, or activities that remind you of the traumatic experience. You may also change the subject of conversation if someone tries to talk about the event.

Physical and emotional reactions

PTSD also causes memory problems that may include having trouble remembering important details of the traumatic event itself.

How Is PTSD Treated?

Treatment after developing PTSD symptoms is critical to reduce their impact and improve your functioning. The primary treatment for PTSD is psychotherapy, but it is often combined with medication.

Our doctors and nurse practitioners, at Texas Cannabis Clinic, can evaluate you for PTSD during your video appointment. This is the only diagnosis we’re able to provide.(Patients will need to provide proof of their qualifying conditions, if applicable).

As of September 1, 2021, Texas law allows for medical cannabis treatment of PTSD symptoms. Symptoms such as insomnia, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and aggression respond well to medical cannabis. Texas Cannabis Clinic offers an on-site psychologist to evaluate and diagnose PTSD before you see Dr. Brimberry about medical cannabis treatment.

Choose diagnosed or undiagnosed PTSD when scheduling your video visit for PTSD Schedule Appointment