Nearly 60% of people have experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime, and many of them develop nightmares, flashbacks, and behavioral changes indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result. To help treat this disorder, Avesta Ketamine and Wellness offers ketamine therapy at our offices in McLean, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland, and Washington DC. To find out if ketamine therapy is the right next step for you, book an appointment by phone or online at either location today.
How does ketamine treat PTSD?
Ketamine works in your brain in several ways, which can help regulate emotions, responses to thoughts, and even your behaviors. As you undergo six to eight initial 45-60 minute infusions, the ketamine increases a neurotransmitter called glutamate within your brain.
Glutamate helps regulate your thoughts and emotions. Additionally, it helps you build neural connections that can help you interpret your thoughts with new perspectives. These effects happen within hours of your treatment, and by the fourth or fifth time, you experience significant improvements.
You should continue with counseling and any other treatments for PTSD while you undergo your series of ketamine infusions. Depending on your results, your provider might recommend getting intermittent booster infusions at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness after the initial induction phase.
Schedule your consultation for ketamine therapy to treat symptoms of PTSD by phone or online at either Avesta Ketamine and Wellness location today.