Ketamine for PTSD
The PTSD Relief You've Been Searching For in Frisco, TX
Ketamine Infusions for PTSD Treatment
Over the past 50 years, ketamine’s role in health has evolved dramatically. What was once primarily a surgical sedative has become an invaluable resource for various physical and mental issues, known both for its transformative power and immediate results.
Traditional medications like antidepressants can take months to start working. Ketamine therapy, on the other hand, offers patients relief quickly, with some individuals reporting relief within a few hours of their first infusion session.
What Are the Symptoms of PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows up in a variety of ways depending on individuals’ genetics, history, and current situation, but some common signs to watch for are:
- Intrusive memories overly impacting your emotional state
- Reliving traumatic events (flashbacks)
- Disturbing or upsetting dreams about past traumatic events
- Severe emotional distress and physical reactions to triggers
How Does Ketamine Help Treat PTSD?
Mounting evidence continues to show that ketamine helps with PTSD. There is still much to be understood about how ketamine alleviates PTSD. Scientists tend to focus on ketamine’s ability to boost the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter found throughout the central nervous system. This heightened glutamate activity allows new pathways to form in areas of the brain associated with memory, learning, and mood regulation. In turn, these new pathways correspond with a patient’s heightened ability to emotionally regulate.
Researchers are starting to see that the positive effects of many antidepressants may be a result of regulating glutamate, although less directly than ketamine. Because of this indirect process, SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants often take weeks to start improving symptoms of PTSD, if they do at all. Ketamine often produces results and relief from PTSD symptoms during the first session.
Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?
We strive to ensure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their private rooms during treatment, with care administered by empathetic and exceptional medical professionals.
You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our attentive team available to monitor you and enhance your therapeutic experience during your infusion.
Is Ketamine Treatment the Right Solution for You?
Are you ready to take back control of your life? Are you tired of trying one medication after the other only to be left with the same symptoms? Then ketamine infusions might be an excellent option for you.
Our expert providers can walk you through everything you need to know to make a well-informed decision and find relief from these symptoms in a safe and welcoming environment. Contact us at KDI Health today to get started.