Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common than you may realize: about 8 million Americans experience PTSD every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. If you experience the frightening and intrusive symptoms associated with PTSD, such as vivid recall of traumatic memories, sleep disturbances, and emotional disturbances, it’s important to know that you don’t have to keep suffering. PTSD symptoms don’t mean you’re weak: in fact, recognizing the problem and reaching out for help means you’re strong and can experience excellent benefits from customized ketamine IV Therapy for PTSD at Colorado Recovery Infusion Center.
Dedicated integrative psychiatry specialist Dr. Beth Ballen and her experienced team offer ketamine IV Therapy for PTSD to give patients rapid relief from frustrating and emotionally painful symptoms associated with PTSD. Treatments are delivered in the office, in a private and comfortable setting, to help you reclaim peace at last.
What is ketamine IV Therapy for PTSD?
ketamine IV Therapy for PTSD is a unique approach in which your specialists deliver medication intravenously. Ketamine was once used mainly as an anesthetic before it was discovered that patients who suffered from emotional disturbances experienced dramatic symptom relief after ketamine treatment. For you as the patient, it’s very simple: you’ll relax in a calm and peaceful treatment room while your specialist attaches the IV. The infusion only takes around 45 minutes.
When ketamine enters your bloodstream, it interacts with the chemical messengers inside your brain, the neurotransmitters, to balance your brain chemistry. It also boosts the level of beneficial growth factors in your brain to help you make new neural pathways. This ultimately means that your brain can basically reprogram itself to reduce or eliminate the harmful and negative thoughts associated with PTSD. Researchers are still learning exactly how and why ketamine has such an extraordinary effect, but it’s now being widely hailed as a safe and reliable breakthrough drug for anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Is Ketamine Treatment Right For Me?
ketamine IV Therapy for PTSD could be right for you if:
- You don’t get adequate results from your current treatment
- You’re not able to function normally due to PTSD symptoms
- You’re in need of immediate symptom relief
- You’re struggling with severe depression, anxiety, or suicidal tendencies related to your PTSD
Ketamine treatment can be an effective alternative to daily oral medication, or may also be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes oral medication and other treatment approaches like therapy. Because ketamine works on the brain in a different way than oral medications, it doesn’t interfere with prescribed medication. In fact, some patients find that their prescription medication is more effective after starting ketamine treatments.
Many PTSD patients arrive at the Colorado Recovery Infusion Center feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and desperate for relief. Ketamine is often particularly beneficial in those cases because it has such a fast onset time. After their first ketamine infusion session, many PTSD sufferers feel significantly better in anywhere from a few hours to a few days, while it often takes weeks for oral medication to go into effect. Because ketamine is so beneficial for patients in crisis, it’s even used successfully for suicidal patients in inpatient treatment facilities today.
Once your symptoms are controlled, The Colorado Recovery Infusion Center team can work with you to design the ideal ketamine treatment maintenance plan for your unique needs. With a consistent treatment plan in place, you can live without the overwhelming fears, terrors, and panic associated with PTSD.
At Colorado Recovery Infusion Center, Dr. Ballen and her compassionate team of highly trained experts are ready to help you break free from the binding chains of PTSD so you can live a healthy and happy life with true mind and body wellness. To meet all of your needs and fully address all the problems associated with PTSD, they also offer a wide range of alternative therapy types including psychiatry, massage therapy, reiki healing, neuro-linguistic programming, talk therapy, hypnotherapy, and play and art therapy for kids.