Ketamine for PTSD

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a growing concern among military and civilian populations. And while antidepressant and cognitive-behavioral therapy remain the primary treatments for this condition, these approaches do not always yield remission of symptoms.

Emerging evidence suggests that ketamine infusion treatments for PTSD may provide much needed relief by allowing patients to view their trauma ‘from the outside.’

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PTSD is an intense and complex response to a traumatic event that involves intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks or dissociative reactions. Those affected may struggle with difficult emotions triggered by reminders of the trauma – both internally such as thoughts and emotionally charged responses suggesting avoidance behaviors like staying away from people, places or conversations related to it. 

YOURx Health’s goal in understanding PTSD better is so those confronted with this condition can receive compassionate care tailored to their individual experiences.

To promote improved mental health, experts highly recommend four evidence-based interventions utilizing the core principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Prolonged Exposure specialize in different facets within CBT.

YOURx Health suggests combining your existing cognitive behavioral therapy sessions with ketamine therapy for PTSD.

Since 1970, ketamine has been hailed as a safe and effective anesthetic for anesthesia, pain management, and even antidepressant treatments. Today, results from clinical trials have shown ketamine can effectively address chronic PTSD – providing a viable long-term solution to those suffering with the condition.

 

In a remarkable follow-up to their pioneering study of single-dose ketamine for PTSD, researchers have presented encouraging results from trialing repeated intravenous administration of the drug. In this small experiment, two thirds of patients responded positively to six doses over 2 weeks – significantly outperforming midazolam as part of a controlled comparison.

Discussing emotional avoidance and PTSD with pyscotherapist

Emotional Avoidance – Signs & Symptoms

If you are feeling overwhelmed by memories of a traumatic experience, there is hope. PTSD can manifest through avoidance behaviors that feel necessary to protect yourself in the moment but may end up having long-term consequences for your daily life and relationships. Seeking treatment now can provide powerful tools to help manage these symptoms so they don’t stand in the way of living fully and freely again.

Unwanted mental visitor intruding on your thoughts and memories

Intrusive Thoughts and Memories – Signs & Symptoms

Intrusive thoughts can be a difficult concept to grapple with, as they are unwelcome and often fear-inducing. Simply, intrusive thoughts are negative or undesired feelings that enter the mind spontaneously and unexpectedly; these may range from feeling unsafe in seemingly safe situations to recalling memories you would prefer not to revisit. 

These ‘uninvited mental visitors’ can make it hard for people who experience them. Understanding how they manifest is an important step towards addressing such challenges over time.

Feeling dissociative from yourself because of PTSD

Dissociation – Signs & Symptoms

Dissociation is the brain’s natural defense against overwhelming or distressing situations. With dissociation, your mind can remove you from a problem that might otherwise be too difficult to face – similar to daydreaming but much more powerful in its ability to disconnect one completely from their thoughts and emotions. It provides a temporary oasis of calm amidst turmoil, but prolonged dissociative events can lead to mental disorders.

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Ketamine as Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review

(NIH) - PTSD continues to make headlines given multiple military engagements across the world and civilian traumas. Ketamine's rapid reduction of symptoms makes this article a worthy read.

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Ketamine for PTSD: Well, Isn’t That Special

(AJP) - In this issue of the Journal, Adriana Feder, M.D., and colleagues (10) present results of their important trial of repeated intravenous ketamine administration for patients with PTSD.

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The Multivariate Effect of Ketamine on PTSD

(FRONTIERS) - In recent years, studies suggest that intravenous ketamine (a single or repeated dose) can quickly reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms in chronic cases.

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