Post-traumatic stress disorder is common among military veterans, but many civilians experience PTSD, too. Car accidents, work incidents, domestic violence, and other traumatic events can trigger this severe condition, which causes anxiety, tension, violence, insomnia, flashbacks, and anger outbursts. Dr. Douglas Kornreich administers Ketamine infusion therapy at KetaMed Health & Wellness in Rye Brook, New York, to provide long-lasting relief of symptoms, allowing the body to heal itself and helping restore neural pathways to the brain.
PTSD is a mental health condition that develops after a person has experienced a life-threatening event such as military combat, assault, or a car accident. Recurrent memories, anxious thoughts and feelings, and chronic insomnia may disrupt day-to-day activities.
While it’s natural to feel on edge following a traumatic event, lingering feelings for a few months and beyond may indicate PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone following a traumatic event, especially following major trauma, such as sexual assault or intense combat.
Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may begin soon after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event but may also be delayed for months or years. Symptoms may appear and disappear throughout the years, but if they last longer than four weeks or begin to interfere with your daily life, your doctor may diagnose you with PTSD.
Common types of PTSD symptoms include:
People with PTSD may be prone to feelings of hopelessness or despair, and depression and anxiety are common. They may also self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, have problems with relationships and employment stability, or experience chronic pain.
Many patients with PTSD have found lasting relief through Ketamine infusion therapy. Ketamine works to restore neural pathways broken by stress and repair connections in the brain damaged by the stress of terrible events.
You receive infusions under the careful watch of Dr. Kornreich and his staff, with dosage and number of treatments based on your specific needs. For help treating your PTSD symptoms, contact KetaMed Health & Wellness today to learn more about how Ketamine infusion therapy can ease your symptoms and restore your good health.