Ketamine Therapy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trauma impacts the brain – and not for the better.
Fortunately, the brain can change. And, those who suffer from the effects of trauma can get better. For individuals battling PTSD, ketamine therapy offers an effective new option to standard PTSD treatment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy – often in combination with antidepressants – has been the standard for treating PTSD. While this approach is often effective, it is a slow road and process to healing. Ketamine therapy reduces PTSD-symptoms in a unique way. Its slight dissociative quality allows patients to tap into the emotions attached to the traumatic memory without having to experience the intense reactions associated with those memories.
When used safely, in a controlled environment and by a trained medical practitioner, ketamine can quickly alleviate PTSD. At Foundations for Change, we offer many treatment options for mental health, including ketamine infusion for PTSD. Often ketamine infusion is coupled with therapy for optimal results, allowing patients to identify triggers and learn vital coping strategies.
Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Brain
Foundations for Change founder and lead clinician Jeff Edleman understands trauma firsthand and is uniquely qualified to work with those suffering with the effects of trauma that leads to PTSD. Jeff is a Yale-trained psychiatric nurse practitioner who has been in practice for 15 years. He has worked with and helped hundreds of trauma victims. As a former military combat veteran, he uniquely understands the impact of trauma on mental health.
Ketamine Infusion for PTSD
For PTSD, ketamine therapy follows the standard six-treatment protocol with a maintenance program afterward that varies by individual. The research shows that this six-treatment protocol provides the greatest benefits for treating PTSD.
Are you suffering from PTSD? If so, we invite you to call our clinic to learn more about ketamine therapy and see if it might be right for you.