Mental Health & Family Practice

PTSD Treatment

Ketamine for PTSD Treatment in GEORGIA.

Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is a serious mental health condition. It is often triggered by a traumatic event that was either seen or experienced first hand. People who have this disorder are often haunted by the terrifying event. They often report feeling as if they were experiencing the trauma, even when they are in a safe place.

Many people who go through a traumatic event or a scary situation will need some time to adjust. People with post-traumatic stress disorder can develop symptoms that last for months or even years. Over time daily functions can start to decline if treatment is not found.

PTSD symptoms can start as early as a month after the traumatic event, but can sometimes take years to develop. These symptoms could cause problems with work, relationships, and social interactions if allowed to continue without proper treatment. Patients with PTSD often report these symptoms:

  • Distressing memories
  • Recurrent nightmares
  • Flashbacks of the event
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical reactions
  • Negative changes in mood
  • Insomnia
  • Overwhelming guilt
  • Self-destructive behavior

Ketamine has emerged as a promising therapy for patients suffering from PTSD, providing rapid and substantial relief.  If you, or someone you know, continues to struggle with the complex symptoms of PTSD, please call MINDBODYSOUL and set up a free consultation to discover how Ketamine infusions may be able to provide the relief you’ve been longing for.

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 of even the shock of witnessing an event happening to someone else that the symptoms of PTSD may set in.

The most commonly reported symptoms of PTSD are flashbacks, low self-esteem, insomnia, and persistent unpleasant emotions. You may lose your memory of the traumatic event, or you may also have constant intrusive thoughts about it. PTSD comes in many forms and affects everyone differently.

While 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.

What Is PTSD?

If you find yourself unable to live the life you want to live, you should know there is no shame in seeking medical help. Somewhere around 7% of American adults have suffered through PTSD before, and up to 8 million American adults have it each year.

When seeking treatment from a doctor or healthcare professional, they will likely put you through a few diagnostic tests to confirm that PTSD is what is affecting you. These tests may include:

Physical Exam:  This will check to see if there are any underlying medical problems causing your PTSD symptoms

Psychological Evaluation:  Your healthcare professional will usually discuss your symptoms and any traumatic events you went through.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5):  Published by the American Psychiatric Association, this includes a set of criteria generally seen in PTSD patients.

To be diagnosed with PTSD, you must have experienced or witnessed an event that threatened serious injury or death. You could have seen the event firsthand, you could have been the one in danger, or you could even develop PTSD from hearing about details from a traumatic event.

If you continue to experience significant problems in your ability to function in normal life for more than a month after the initial event, you may have PTSD and should consider treatment.

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