Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Jacksonville, FL
For many people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traditional treatments aren’t effective at relieving symptoms. At Ketamine Therapeutics in Jacksonville, Florida, Satyen Madkaiker, MD, FAPA, and his team offer many advanced treatments for PTSD, including ketamine infusions, which may provide immediate relief from symptoms. For a consultation with the mental health experts, call the office today or request an appointment online.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Q & A
What is PTSD?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops after a stressful event or situation. It’s normal to experience a heightened sense of fear or anxiety after a life-altering situation, such as war combat, a car accident, or even the loss of a loved one. These feelings may even last for a period of time.
But if you continue to experience fear and anxiety that affects your everyday life, then you may suffer from PTSD.
PTSD can affect anyone at any time. Finding support during or after a life-altering situation may help prevent PTSD.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
PTSD symptoms are divided into categories. To be diagnosed with PTSD, you must experience symptoms from each category for a month or longer. PTSD symptoms include:
Re-experiencing symptoms refer to flashbacks, nightmares, and fear-inducing thoughts.
If you do everything in your power to avoid situations or places that remind you of the stressful event, then you’re suffering from avoidance symptoms. For some people with PTSD, these avoidance symptoms keep them from their responsibilities or even loved ones.
Arousal and reactivity symptoms
If you’re quick to anger or easily startled, you’re experiencing arousal and reactivity symptoms.
Cognitive and mood symptoms
Depression, difficulty concentrating, and loss of interest in your usual activities refer to cognitive and mood symptoms.
If you or a loved one experience symptoms that seem like PTSD, contact the team at Ketamine Therapeutics for an evaluation.
What are the treatments for PTSD?
Traditional treatments for PTSD include cognitive behavioral therapy and/or medication. Many people find that these treatments take too long or are ineffective for their PTSD. The team at Ketamine Therapeutics offers ketamine infusion therapy to help those with treatment-resistant PTSD.
What is a ketamine infusion?
Ketamine is an anesthetic traditionally used to block pain during surgery, but it’s also an effective treatment for mental health conditions. The fast-acting medication seems to increase the growth of neural pathways in the brain to improve mood and mental health.
Ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD is considered an experimental treatment. However, early research indicates that it provides fast relief from symptoms. Ketamine Therapeutics offers ketamine infusion therapy as a treatment for PTSD and can help you.
To learn more about your treatment options for PTSD, call Ketamine Therapeutics today or request an appointment online.