Common Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment
At this time, there are two main forms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, including medications and psychotherapy.
Medications for depression are often prescribed in order to alleviate symptom intensity and help sufferers get through each day with limited anxiety, flashbacks and negative thoughts. Psychotherapy involves meeting with a mental health professional to learn how to cope with the thoughts and feelings. Many sufferers are also encouraged to discuss the traumatic event repeatedly until it is no longer difficult or upsetting.
These two post-traumatic stress disorder treatments are not always effective in every patient. Patients who do not respond to traditional treatment now have a promising treatment option known as ketamine for PTSD.
Ketamine for PTSD
Ketamine for PTSD is a new alternative treatment for those who have not responded well to other PTSD treatments. The ketamine infusion is administered over a 40 minute window in a controlled and comfortable setting at Texas Ketamine Specialists.
Research has shown that if a PTSD sufferer is going to achieve positive results with ketamine, symptom relief will occur within hours or days, not weeks or months. Ketamine for PTSD can rapidly alleviate symptoms and patients will know if the treatment is appropriate within 1-2 infusions. This allows the patient to determine if ketamine is a viable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment in a short amount of time. No more waiting weeks or months to see if a treatment is effective.
To determine if you are a candidate for this post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment, or to learn more about ketamine for PTSD, please contact the Dallas, Plano and Richardson, Texas area office of Texas Ketamine Specialists today.