New Ketamine Infusions For PTSD Treatment in Boise
Searching for new options for PTSD treatment in Boise? Boise Ketamine Clinic is leading the way in the treatment of PTSD for Boise residents. Our staff is fully committed to helping each of our patients find relief and live their best life. We offer Ketamine infusion therapy which has shown incredible results when other treatments have failed. We would like to invite you to learn more about the benefits of Ketamine infusion therapy and discover if you would be a good candidate for the treatment. Contact us today to set up a free phone consultation to learn more.
How Ketamine Helps PTSD
About seventy percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Of those people, twenty percent will go on to develop PTSD. Additionally, eight percent of Americans – that’s around 25 million people – have PTSD at any given time.
Ketamine, which some doctors are calling the biggest breakthrough in depression treatment in fifty years, is able to provide relief from the symptoms of PTSD within minutes, rather than the weeks a typical antidepressant may take.
- Negative thoughts
- Memory issues
- Withdrawal from family or friends
- Lack of interest in hobbies
- Feelings of emotional numbness
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What Is PTSD?
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is an anxiety disorder that a person may develop after a particularly frightening or life-threatening event. The person does not have to be directly involved, because even the shock of witnessing an event happening to someone else may cause the symptoms of PTSD may set in.
While the outlook can be understandably grim when suffering from PTSD, it can be treated and the symptoms can be lessened. There is a multitude of options available for treatment, but pairing two treatments together often yields the best results.
PTSD is usually caused by going through (or occasionally, witnessing) a traumatic event that threatens serious injury or death. Medical science still can’t completely explain why people develop PTSD, but research indicates it may be a complicated mix of:
- Stressful experiences
- Family history of mental health disorders
- How your brain is regulating the hormones and chemicals in your body in response to stress
The symptoms of PTSD generally start within a month of the original traumatic event, but in some cases may not appear until even years after the event. The symptoms tend to cause problems at school or work and in personal relationships, and also interfere with your daily life.
There are generally four types of PTSD symptoms: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative moods, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms may vary from time to time or person to person.
- Intrusive Memories
- Recurrent, intrusive memories of the traumatic event
- Flashbacks to the original event
- Nightmares or dreams about the event
- Emotional distress and physical reactions to things that remind you of the event
- Not thinking about or refusing to talk about the traumatic event
- Going out of your way to avoid situations or places that remind you of the event
Anyone who experienced or witnessed a traumatic event can develop PTSD. That said, there are some factors that may put a person at higher risk to develop PTSD.
- If the trauma is long-lasting or especially intense
- If they have experienced trauma early in life (such as childhood abuse)
- If they work a job that increases their risk of exposure to traumatic events
(such as first responders)
- If they have previously had mental health or substance abuse problems
- If they lack a social support network of close friends and family
- If they have blood relatives with mental health disorders