Ketamine for PTSD Treatment
Ketamine has emerged as a promising therapy for patients who have Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), providing rapid and substantial relief. If you, or someone you know, continues to struggle with the complex symptoms of PTSD, please call The Wellness Drip and set up a free consultation to discover how ketamine infusions may be able to provide the relief you’ve been longing 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 sexual assault victims, accident survivors, childhood abuse victims, and even those who have witnessed one of these experiences.
Those who have 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.
While some PTSD patients have experienced dramatic improvements, results vary, so you and your provider will work together to design the right ketamine infusion therapy plan for you.
If your PTSD symptoms haven’t responded to traditional treatments, call the expert team at The Wellness Drip to learn more about ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD.
Are You A Good Candidate for Ketamine Therapy?
Although it has been used for more than half a century as an anesthetic and pain reliever, ketamine is now proving to be the most significant breakthrough in PTSD treatment in decades as well. Studies show that up to 72% of patients may find relief from symptoms after undergoing a series of IV ketamine infusions.
If you are interested in learning more about how ketamine treatment for PTSD can help you, contact The Wellness Drip today and schedule your free consultation.