KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY FOR
About 6 out of every 100 people (or 6% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives. About 12 million adults in the U.S. have PTSD during a given year.’
At Roswell Infusions, we are proud to offer the latest in innovative post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment options. After watching loved ones struggle with major anxiety and other mood disorders, we decided to bring affordable ketamine therapy to the Roswell, NM, community.
Our mission is to help our patients live above mental illness and chronic pain. At Roswell Infusions, our growing team of specialists treats individuals from across Southeastern New Mexico. Our professionals provide the expert care you can trust. We are happy to be a key part of your care team.
Ketamine works fast to provide rapid relief for many of those struggling with PTSD. No more waiting months to feel better. Contact Roswell Infusions today to learn more about our new anxiety treatment in Roswell, New Mexico.
The effects of PTSD involve a wide range of symptoms. One of the most common symptoms people experience is disruptive flashbacks. These may involve visual hallucinations of the situation that traumatized you. Daydreaming about the event is also common, and nightmares wake you up at night. People who suffer from flashbacks describe them as so vivid that they feel like they are back in the moment that caused their trauma.
Another key symptom is avoidance. This means you may try to avoid going near a place that triggers your PTSD symptoms. If someone reminds you of the trauma, a police officer for example, you may go out of your way to avoid them. You may also refuse to talk to other people about your painful experiences, although this can block your pathway toward healing. Other symptoms of PTSD may include the following:
It is believed that one of the leading causes of PTSD and various other mood disorders is the overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps anxiety by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of anxiety symptoms.
By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons. Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors.
Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity – essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
During your ketamine treatment for PTSD, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while infusions for chronic pain conditions require a larger dose.
A number of patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this dissociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.
These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.
As a new treatment option for PTSD, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or some slight anxious feelings during treatment.
Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.
Ketamine may cause a slight elevation in heart rate and blood pressure.
Have you tried and exhausted other PTSD treatment options only to be left in constant discomfort? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again?
If you or someone you know is dealing with PTSD, contact Roswell Infusions to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting PTSD treatment in Roswell, New Mexico.
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