Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced by over 8 million Americans who have undergone a frightening or traumatic event. PTSD causes a chemical imbalance in the brain that can trigger anxiety, depression, fear, high blood pressure, and emotional detachment. Typical treatments offered for PTSD including psychotherapy and medications (SSRI’s) that are usually incorporated together have shown low levels of success. Ketamine is a great solution, by quickly controlling symptoms allowing patients a better quality of life.
Severe emotions and trauma create changes within the brain. These changes usually occur in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex region of the brain that is responsible for the regulation of emotional response. Ketamine works by quickly increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate in the frontal cortex of the brain, while also allowing new synapses to form in the same area. The speediness of ketamine in producing antidepressant effects in some cases can be almost immediate as most SSRI/Oral treatments can take four to six weeks. Studies have also shown that the impact of Ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD and other anxiety disorders can last for up to 14 weeks after the first series.
The slightly dissociative quality of Ketamine enables patients to explore the emotions attached to memory without experiencing severe reactions. With side effects being mild and short-term, Ketamine infusions are a great treatment for PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Contact Ketamine Infusion Centers today to get started on your treatment.
Ketamine infusion treatment is helpful for the following anxiety disorders:
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
• General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Panic Disorder