How Does Ketamine Help PTSD?

Are you reliving a traumatic situation from your past? Have you tried treatments but found no relief? If so, you might be a good candidate for ketamine.

Here, at Klarity Clinic, our highly trained team of doctors and staff have created ground-breaking protocols in the use of ketamine. We offer treatment for everything. From major depression, severe anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.

Over 85% of our patients have found relief, thanks to ketamine treatments. We work hard to provide our patients with the best possible results and the highest level of satisfaction.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD can occur after a traumatic event and it’s more common than you might realize. About 8 million adults a year experience some form of PTSD. Symptoms can come from large-scale events, like terrorist attacks or natural disasters. Victims of assault, police officers, and even doctors can experience PTSD.

Those with PTSD often relive the experience through flashbacks and nightmares. They may try to avoid anything that reminds them of the event and may not want to talk about it.

Behavioral changes are normal. People can experience angry outbursts, along with reckless and self-destructive acts. Trouble concentrating or sleeping are also common.

Symptoms typically last longer than a month, often causing distress and complications. Depression, substance abuse, and other mental problems can go hand in hand with PTSD. Living with these symptoms every day can be difficult. That’s why seeking help is so important.

Ketamine treatment

Often people with post-traumatic stress disorder find relief with medication and psychotherapy. In some, PTSD can be resistant to treatment. That’s where ketamine can help. It works for individuals who’ve exhausted all other options and need relief.

Doctors have used ketamine for anesthesia since the 1960s. More recently, a lower dose has been successful in treating depression and anxiety. Researchers believe ketamine works by quickly increasing glutamate. Glutamate is the largest neurotransmitter in the brain and is critical for normal brain function. Ketamine treatments help the brain heal by growing and repairing damaged neural connections. This, in turn, eases depression and anxiety.

Many people report a significant improvement within a day of their first treatment. With that said, the effects of ketamine can wear off. Regular treatments are the best way to ensure you feel better longer.

If you've been struggling with PTSD and haven't found relief with therapy or medication, contact us today. We have offices in Las Vegas, Denver, Northern California, and Cincinnati. Click here to schedule an appointment in your city.

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