An estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent - more than 13 million people - go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event such as a serious accident, war or combat, natural disaster, violent personal assault, or the unexpected death of a loved one.
Symptoms may include flashbacks, uncontrollable and intrusive thoughts about the event, heightened reactions, negative mood, and sleep disturbance. And while it is natural to have some of these symptoms after a dangerous event, when these symptoms persist or worsen - or are long-lasting - then psychotherapy or medication might be required as an important part of recovery. Many times psychotherapy and ketamine infusions are combined to achieve optimal symptom reduction.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has recently been recognized as a major health-related issue and the unfortunate cause of the increased suicide rate among our military and those suffering from childhood trauma. A substantial proportion of patients have symptoms resistant to conventional treatment. Low dose ketamine infusion may be a useful treatment for patients with PTSD that do not respond to usual treatments.
If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD, we encourage you to reach out to KureIV to learn more about our low dose ketamine infusion treatments.