Ketamine for PTSD
Surviving a traumatic event is sometimes only the beginning. In the aftermath, it is not altogether uncommon to develop a psychological disorder called posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Of those who go on to develop PTSD, most report one or more of the following symptoms:
- Hypervigilance and extreme anxiety
- Disturbing dreams
- Intrusive thoughts, including feelings of shame, depression and despair
- Flashbacks of the traumatic event
- Avoidance of certain situations or places
- Distress after exposure to stimuli triggering memories of the traumatic event
Experiencing a combination of some or all these symptoms can be the basis for a formal diagnosis of PTSD. Treatment options do exist, although a significant number of patients do find themselves still struggling with the symptoms of their condition, even with pharmacological and cognitive therapy. Fortunately, a drug safely used as an anesthetic since the 1960s is showing incredible promise as a breakthrough treatment for treatment-resistant conditions like PTSD and depression.
PTSD IV Therapy Infusion Treatment in Brooklyn
Ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD is a truly revolutionary treatment. Listed among the World Health Organization’s essential medications and FDA-approved for anesthetic use, ketamine is currently being prescribed off-label for psychiatric use. Pharmaceutical companies are currently working to synthesize nasal spray deliveries and other ketamine products, as the FDA approval process is ongoing. Currently, you cannot be prescribed ketamine by your doctor and have that prescription filled at a pharmacy.
Ketamine IV infusion therapy for PTSD must be administered in a safe, controlled environment while under the supervision of trained medical staff. Our ketamine treatment protocols are available only in our Brooklyn treatment center and are not eligible for our mobile concierge service.
Safe, Breakthrough Treatment for PTSD
Living with the effects of PTSD can be debilitating and have a significant impact on your quality of life. At IVDRIPS, we believe in helping you take the first steps to a brighter, healthier future. Science shows that ketamine therapy can jump-start the process of rebuilding neural networks to help you overcome traumatic events. Contact us today to learn more about the power of ketamine infusion therapy.