PTSD can be debilitating, causing emotional distress and interfering with day-to-day life. Addressing this condition is difficult and traditional therapy may fall short of helping you feel better. If you’ve tried traditional therapy and have not found relief, Ketamine Therapy may help. At Captivate Wellness, we offer this treatment on a case-by-case basis to help our patients find the relief they deserve. Get in touch with one of our offices to learn more.
What Is PTSD?
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, series of events, or set of circumstances. This disorder causes significant stress and can make day-to-day experiences difficult to cope with. Common symptoms of this disorder include:
- Intrusive Thoughts – These include repeated, involuntary memories, dreams, and flashbacks.
- Avoidant Behavior – Actively avoiding reminders of the traumatic event. This includes avoiding certain people, places, activities, objects, and situations.
- Distorted Thoughts – Inability to remember important aspects of the traumatic event as well as negative thoughts and feelings leading to ongoing and distorted beliefs about oneself or others.
- Being Reactive – Being irritable and having angry outbursts, behaving recklessly or in a self-destructive way, being suspicious, and being fearful.
How Do We Address PTSD?
At Captivate Wellness, we offer Ketamine Therapy to treat PTSD and other disorders such as depression, anxiety, and anorexia. Infusions are closely monitored and delivered with your specific needs in mind. These treatments act as a supplement to traditional therapy and are not meant as a cure-all solution. We recommend continuing your treatment and remaining in close contact with us to ensure that the medication is helpful.
What to Expect From Treatment
Ketamine Therapy has shown some promising results in treating PTSD. According to a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, patients taking Ketamine infusions experienced a 30% reduction in symptoms after two weeks of treatment. The study also concluded that Ketamine decreased intrusions, avoidance, and negative alterations. Moreover, these improvements were rapid, observed 24 hours after the first infusion, and were maintained for a median of 27.5 days following the primary outcome assessment day.
Treatments for PTSD in Skaneateles and Syracuse
If you’re struggling with PTSD, Ketamine Therapy is worth considering. Our infusions are delivered on a case-by-case basis and are meant to complement your treatment protocol. If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach us by clicking the button below or giving us a call at (315) 277-2602 for Skaneateles or Syracuse.