As those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder know, it can be an extremely debilitating condition. PTSD is a mental health disorder that occurs as a response to an abnormal, traumatic event. The event may be experienced directly as a victim of the event or indirectly as a witness to it.
There are no particular types of events that automatically cause PTSD. There are, however, certain situations that are more likely to lead to the development of PTSD due to their strong emotional component. A few examples include working as a first responder, war, physical and sexual assault, life-threatening medical diagnoses, physical and sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents and the death of a loved one.
After the event occurs, the individual may experience a whole host of symptoms. Some of which may include vivid flashbacks and/or nightmares of the incident, extreme anxiety, a constant state of hypervigilance and a detachment from loved ones. These, along with the many other symptoms, can last a lifetime. They can interfere with work, ruin relationships and cause inexplicable amounts of grief.
Treatments frequently used to alleviate PTSD symptoms include psychotherapy, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and prazosin to treat nightmares. Even with these treatments, however, many people continue to suffer from this disabling condition.
Fortunately, scientists have now discovered another treatment option for people with PTSD called ketamine. Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that has been around since the Vietnam War. Recent studies have demonstrated that it can effectively treat PTSD symptoms in up to 70% of people. In addition, the results frequently begin to take effect within hours or days instead of weeks or months, like other PTSD medications. This is extremely exciting news! People that have been suffering from PTSD for years are finally finding the relief that they’ve been looking for and are taking control of their lives once again.
RADIANCE KETAMINE CLINIC is proud to offer ketamine treatments for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.