Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is difficult to live with — and finding the right treatment can be a challenge. At KetaView, experienced physician J.R. Evans, MD, and a team of compassionate ketamine specialists offer ketamine injections in their Redlands, California, office. Ketamine can offer rapid freedom from your intrusive thoughts, allowing you to look ahead rather than behind you. Learn more by clicking the online scheduler or calling the office to book your consultation now.
People who live through a traumatic event may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD,) a psychiatric disorder that involves reliving the traumatic event in some way. Some examples of events that may lead to PTSD include terrorist acts, natural disasters, war, and threats of violence.
PTSD symptoms include:
Intrusion means thoughts that disrupt your mental peace. This may include vivid memories, nightmares, or flashbacks that feel like you’re reliving the situation in real time.
Avoidance means avoiding situations that make you think about the event. This may involve avoiding places, people, objects, activities, or other things that aren’t actually harmful because they trigger unwanted memories.
Cognition and mood changes can involve distorted thoughts, self-blame, anger, shame, detachment, or other negative or unhelpful emotions and thoughts surrounding the event.
Arousal and reactivity changes involve symptoms such as startling easily, overreacting to issues with angry outbursts, acting recklessly, concentration problems, and being very suspicious of what’s going on around you.
People with PTSD have symptoms lasting for more than a month. Alongside their PTSD symptoms, many people experience depression or anxiety.
Most people with PTSD experience symptoms within three months of the event, but there are exceptions.
PTSD treatment often includes oral medications, primarily antidepressants, alongside psychotherapy. Unfortunately, many studies show that some of the most commonly used antidepressants are only slightly more effective than placebos in relieving PTSD symptoms.
Added to the questionable effectiveness, antidepressants take a long time — often months — to take full effect in the body. This record of less-than-great results is one reason that so many people with PTSD continue to struggle and search for solutions.
At KetaView, the team offers ketamine injections to give you almost instant results. Ketamine is an anesthetic by drug classification, but there’s much more to it.
In recent years, doctors have found that ketamine works in unique ways within the brain to bring on rapid relief in people who have PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other debilitating mental health conditions.
A series of ketamine injections can give you immediate relief from intrusive PTSD symptoms, which also enables you to participate in therapy more effectively.
To learn more about ketamine and its promise for PTSD, call KetaView or click on the online scheduler now.