Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Ketamine Infusion Therapy for PTSD

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing a terrifying or traumatic event. It cannot be cured, but treatment often helps. PTSD is often a chronic condition lasting for years or can be life-long. It is natural to experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from their initial symptoms. Some continue to experience problems and may be diagnosed with PTSD. Most people who have PTSD often feel stressed or afraid even when they are not in danger.

Approximately 44.7 million people have struggled or are struggling with PTSD. An estimated 8% of Americans or 24.4 million people have PTSD at any given time.

This is approximately equal to the entire population of Texas! While PTSD is typically thought of in terms of male soldiers returning from the battlefield, statistics show that an estimated one out of every nine women develops PTSD, which makes them about twice as likely as men to have PTSD. It can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event at any age.

Traditionally, the common approach to PTSD treatment has included both medications and psychotherapy. Since each individual is different, both treatment forms are often incorporated to varying degrees. Unfortunately, these approaches to PTSD treatment may take weeks to start working or may not work at all. Depending on the patient, our ketamine infusion therapy has been shown to help the symptoms of depression within hours. About 70% of patients with treatment resistant depression, including PTSD experience rapid relief after a low-dose ketamine infusion. It is important to understand that the degree of relief will vary by patient. Some patients only get partial relief and some patients do not get relief until the second or third treatment. Some do not respond to ketamine at all.

It is important to understand that the degree of relief will vary by patient. Some patients only get partial relief and some patients do not get relief until the second or third treatment. Some do not respond to ketamine at all.

Sara Solovitch of The Washington Post wrote that “experts are calling [ketamine] the most significant advance in mental health in more than half a century.”

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