Ketamine for PTSD Treatment
Ketamine has emerged as a promising therapy for patients suffering from PTSD, providing rapid and substantial relief. If you, or someone you know, continues to struggle with the complex symptoms of PTSD, please call us today and set up a free consultation to discover how Ketamine infusions may be able to provide the relief you’ve been searching for.
PTSD is typically treated with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—a type of psychotherapy designed to change harmful thinking and behavior patterns—and serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication.
Unfortunately, SSRIs—which increase your brain’s serotonin levels to reduce depression and PTSD symptoms—take approximately 4-6 weeks to work. Ketamine infusion therapy, meanwhile, can begin to take effect in as little as a single 45-minute treatment.
What is PTSD?
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop after you experience or witness a traumatic event. While most people associate PTSD with military personnel and veterans, it can also happen to accident survivors, childhood abuse victims, and even those who have witnessed one of these experiences.
Those suffering from PTSD often feel sad, angry, lost, or detached from the people they love.
How Does Ketamine Help PTSD?
Medical experts believe that ketamine works by binding to the NMDA receptors in the brain, increasing the amount of the neurotransmitter glutamate. This neurotransmitter then activates your AMPA receptors, which affect mood, cognition, and thought patterns.
If your PTSD symptoms haven’t responded to traditional treatments we can help. Contact Advanced Wellness and Pain to learn more about the innovative new treatments that are now available.
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