Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.
The symptoms of PTSD can be debilitating and include flashbacks, nightmares, trouble sleeping, irritability, hypervigilance, and avoidance of people or places that remind the individual of the trauma.
Ketamine infusions have been shown to reduce symptom severity in individuals with chronic PTSD and the improvement is rapid and maintained for several weeks afterward. This treatment may provide an alternative to current treatments such as antidepressants which are not always effective for this population.
If you suffer from PTSD please contact us at 251-607-6653 about ketamine infusions as an option for fast relief!
A circuit in the brain involved with resilience as well as resistance to stress can be activated by ketamine. Research has indicated that ketamine can block NMDA-glutamate receptors in the brain.
Glutamate is a primary neurotransmitter and has a big effect on many regions of the nervous system. Overactivation of this particular neurotransmitter can cause depressive symptoms. When ketamine blocks this neurotransmitter, it helps ease depression by recovering the balance in the glutamate neurotransmission pathway. Ketamine may also work by stimulating the regrowth of specific neurological connections.
People who suffer from PTSD experience flashbacks, difficult sleep, nightmares, and other debilitating symptoms. They may also have an increased sensitivity to noise or light which can make them anxious. Avoidance of people or places that remind them of the traumatic event is common.
One of the major benefits of Ketamine Infusions for PTSD treatment is its ability to sometimes bring relief to PTSD symptoms within minutes or hours, rather than the weeks or months a typical medication may take.
If you think you may have PTSD or know someone who does, contact us today to schedule a consultation! We offer ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD in Mobile, AL, for patients suffering from chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Contact our office today to learn more about how ketamine could help treat your PTSD symptoms!