KureIV Offers the Best Ketamine Infusion Treatment for PTSD in Houston
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.
“Around 15 million adults deal with PTSD during any given year.”
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious anxiety disorder a person may develop after going through a traumatic or near-fatal event. Sometimes even the shock of witnessing an event is enough to kickstart the symptoms of PTSD in a person.
The symptoms of PTSD include a wide range of thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Generally, patients report flashbacks, low self-esteem, insomnia, and intrusive, unpleasant emotions. This can also affect the memory of the traumatic event.
Other symptoms of PTSD can include avoidance of anything that triggers the symptoms or intense feelings of guilt and shame. While PTSD can make everyday life a struggle, it can be treated with the right options – including ketamine infusion therapy.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for PTSD
Low-dose ketamine infusion may be valuable for patients with severe anxiety who do not respond to usual treatments. In recent research, ketamine was shown to have an immediate benefit for treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorders – with relief lasting up to seven days.
Glutamate, a widely-distributed neurotransmitter, can mediate stress responses and traumatic memories. Ketamine is a glutamate NMDA receptor antagonist with profound antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.
Ketamine-mediated brain pattern changes appear to occur within a matter of hours after ketamine infusion. This is in stark contrast to other antidepressants, which may take weeks or months to manifest and start working.
Ketamine infusions for PTSD work faster than other treatment options.
If you or someone you love is struggling with PTSD, we encourage you to reach out to KureIV to learn more about our low-dose ketamine infusion treatments.
- https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20050596 A Randomized Controlled Trial of Repeated Ketamine Administration for Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (January 2021)
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457782/ Ketamine as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a review (April 2019)
- https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00749203 Ketamine as a Rapid Treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (September 2008)
- https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02397889 Ketamine as a Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (March 2015)
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