Ketamine Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Ketamine has been shown to be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. The anesthetic is now being prescribed by more doctors for this condition because of how it has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and overall dysphoria associated with PTSD.
A significant percentage (8%) of Americans suffer from PTSD; making Ketamine therapy a treatment option without side effects such as antidepressant medications that can have negative interactions.
PTSD is a debilitating condition that can make life challenging. Symptoms include intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety, and frequent nightmares. At Georgia Renew Clinics, we offer relief for those suffering from this disorder through ketamine infusion therapy, expertly administered by our dedicated team to help you manage your symptoms.
Traditional Treatment for PTSD
Ever since WWI, soldiers have been coming back from war traumatized. Initially known as “shell shock”, the medical community has struggled to effectively treat PTSD for generations now.
Triggered by various types of trauma, PTSD can develop a host of symptoms that can severely hamper a person’s life. Traditional treatment approaches have used a combination of talk therapy, various medications, and relatively recently, the introduction of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to name a few.
The medications that are often prescribed for PTSD often include antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Some of these medications can certainly help.
Ketamine infusions can be an effective adjunctive therapy. We are happy to work with your physician or psychiatrist as part of your healthcare team.
Ketamine Treatment Plan for PTSD
Those who are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder should see a mental health provider experienced in diagnosing and treating PTSD. It’s treatable through medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, or sometimes combined treatments.
Ketamine is a valuable tool in the treatment of PTSD because it can help you overcome challenging mental obstacles. For those struggling with memories that won’t leave them alone, Ketamine may provide relief through its calming effects on brain activity patterns while improving cognitive functioning at the same time.
Why go through the pain of PTSD alone? Get help from an expert in ketamine therapy. Call Georgia Renew Clinic today so we can help you find relief from your symptoms and lead a more normal life again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Ketamine A Valid Treatment Option For PTSD?
We always encourage our patients to do their own homework but yes, medical professionals all around the world are now turning to ketamine infusions to help patients experience relief from PTSD symptoms and help them get back to their lives again.
We would encourage you to review articles like these:
From the National Institute of Health: Ketamine As A Treatment For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review
From the American Journal Of Psychiatry: Ketamine For PTSD: Well, Isn’t That Special
From Psychiatry Advisor: Ketamine: A Promising Novel Therapy For Anxiety And PTSD
And there are many, many other articles to support the idea that ketamine infusions can significantly reduce the symptoms of PTSD and help make life more manageable for those who suffer from it.
How Many Ketamine Treatments Will I Need?
Unfortunately, this isn’t a simple question to answer. We start with a consultation in order to get a better understanding of you and your symptoms prior to giving any sort of recommendation around the number of treatments you’ll require.
Some, but not all, patients begin to feel better after the first treatment but the individual outcomes vary. Some patients require multiple treatments to feel more relief.
The best thing is to simply call us and let’s set up a free consultation to discuss your individual situation.
How Long Does Each Ketamine Treatment Take?
The infusion lasts roughly 45 minutes each, but there is preparation and an observation period after so it’s a good idea to plan for 90-120 minutes for each treatment just to be safe. We’ll give you more instructions when it’s time for your treatment.
Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy Covered By Insurance?
Unfortunately, it is not covered by most insurance plans. This is why we work hard to make it more affordable to patients in need.
Relief Can Be Just A Phone Call Away
Located in Gainesville, we have patients coming to see us from all around Atlanta including Suwanee, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Braselton, and more. Call Georgia Renew Clinic today and schedule your free phone consultation. Get relief today from depression or chronic pain with ketamine.