Treatment for PTSD & Stress Disorders
Number of people who will develop PTSD at some point in their life
While most often associated with experiencing wartime trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may occur following exposure to any traumatic event. PTSD can develop in response to natural disasters, accidents, violent experiences, or even a global pandemic. PTSD research indicates that most adults experienced at least one traumatic event during their lives even though many do not develop PTSD symptoms.
No matter what triggered your PTSD, Illumma offers comprehensive, holistic ketamine treatment for PTSD and other stress disorders at our healing centers in Austin, Texas. Dr. Ken Adolph and a dedicated team of infusion specialists specialize in ketamine infusion therapy. This is one of today’s most advanced treatments that quickly relieve PTSD even when other methods or medications fail. To learn more about ketamine for PTSD, schedule a free info call by texting the office or using today’s online booking feature.
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Common questions about PTSD + ketamine.
What causes PTSD?
PTSD is a mental health disorder that begins after a frightening, disturbing, or dangerous event. You may directly experience the event, but you can also develop PTSD by witnessing it or learning that someone you know lived through the trauma.
The traumas that most often cause PTSD to include:
- Combat duty
- Gun violence
- Severe accident
- Sexual or physical assault
- Natural or man-made disaster
- Death of a loved one
- Global Pandemic
Everyone feels fearful or anxious after a traumatic event, but those feelings gradually subside. If you develop PTSD, your emotions and symptoms last longer than a month.
What symptoms develop if I have PTSD?
PTSD causes intense anxiety and other symptoms that are usually severe enough to interrupt your daily life. You may:
- Have flashbacks or vivid dreams about the event
- Feel irritable or angry
- Be easily startled
- Feel depressed
- Have insomnia
- Blame yourself for the event
- Avoid people and places that remind you of the trauma
The symptoms caused by PTSD are chronic and keep recurring. They often make it impossible to hold a job, enjoy your favorite activities, or pursue a social life.
How does ketamine infusion therapy treat PTSD?
Ketamine is a medication that causes different effects, depending on the dose. A typical amount produces anesthesia. In this role, ketamine has a safe and decades-long history of use during surgery and outpatient procedures.
When ketamine is administered at a low dose, however, it relieves PTSD and treats two critical problems associated with PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Ketamine typically produces quick results because it targets a neurotransmitter in your brain that regulates mood. Brain chemicals are restored after your ketamine infusion, and new nerve connections keep developing that support your ongoing recovery.
If you’re ready to get safe and practical help for your PTSD, schedule a free consultation by calling or using today’s online booking system.
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