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Per the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, about 15 million adults have PTSD during a given year. PTSD, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder, is a condition that can occur after witnessing or taking part in a traumatic event.
Symptoms stemming from PTSD often include nightmares, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and trouble sleeping. It can also lead to changes in behavior, such as agitation, self-destructive behavior, or social withdrawal.
At Ketamine Wellness Institute, we understand how debilitating this condition can be and its impact on someone’s life. That’s why we believe in IV ketamine therapy. Up to 70% of patients report relief after just one visit, unlike the weeks or months it can take using other treatment options.
The Science Behind IV Ketamine
Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades both as a safe anesthetic and rapid pain reliever. Research in the last two decades indicates that ketamine, administered safely via a series of infusions, may relieve the symptoms of depression or other mental health conditions within hours. This is compared to the weeks or months oral antidepressants may take before relief is felt.
Researchers are still looking to determine the exact method of action with IV ketamine infusions. One theory proposes that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses – effectively “rewiring” the brain.
Another promising avenue of research into its effects indicates that it acts on glutamate, an important neurotransmitter that affects how synapses change and learn. This is called neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to change and learn. This could explain ketamine’s strong effect on mood and pain disorders.
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Living with PTSD can be challenging, and seeking treatment is a feat that should be acknowledged. At Ketamine Wellness Institute, we know how frustrating it can be to seek treatment and not see results, which can be the case with some traditional treatments. That’s where IV ketamine therapy comes in.
“…ketamine has been shown to result in a near-complete resolution of symptoms over the short term and seems to have similar findings to the use of ketamine in [major depressive disorder] MDD… With more investigation, ketamine may prove to be a viable tool in treating PTSD for those who fail more conventional treatments. – College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University.
With IV ketamine therapy, there is hope. Those who have tried it report feeling relief in just one session instead of the weeks or months that traditional methods take to kick in. If you or a loved one have PTSD, contact us today.
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