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PTSD Specialist

PTSD services offered in Orem, UT


If you had a traumatic experience in the past and struggle with anxiety, depression, nightmares, or flashbacks, you could have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At Healing Ketamine in Orem, Utah, Kendall Miller, CRNA, BLS, ACLS, and the expert team offer ketamine infusion therapy and other PTSD treatments to reduce unpleasant symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

PTSD Q&A

What is PTSD?

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health condition that develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic life event. If you struggle with flashbacks, nightmares, or other symptoms of PTSD, see the experienced Healing Ketamine team for an evaluation. 

What are the common symptoms of PTSD?

Common PTSD symptoms include:

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Recurring thoughts about past events
  • Anxiety, depression, or irritability 
  • Intrusive thoughts or memories
  • Emotional distress
  • Avoiding certain places, people, or things
  • Hopelessness
  • Negative thoughts
  • Memory problems
  • Relationship issues
  • Lack of interest
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Getting startled easily
  • Always being on guard
  • Substance abuse 

When left untreated, PTSD can interfere with your job, school, relationships, and overall quality of life.

What are the risk factors for PTSD?

Risk factors for developing PTSD include:

  • Stressful experiences
  • Military combat
  • Car accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Family history of PTSD
  • Long-lasting trauma
  • Childhood abuse
  • Being a first responder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance misuse 
  • Lack of social support

The earlier you seek treatment for PTSD, the better your chance of avoiding crippling complications associated with the condition. 

How does my provider diagnose PTSD?

Your Healing Ketamine provider diagnoses PTSD after reviewing your medical history, symptoms, past experiences, and lifestyle habits. They complete a physical exam and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to determine if you have PTSD, depression, anxiety, or more than one mental health disorder. 

How is PTSD treated?

Some of the PTSD treatments available at Healing Ketamine include:

Ketamine infusion therapy

Ketamine therapy can reduce symptoms of mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. The treatment infuses ketamine (an anesthetic) into your bloodstream for fast absorption. It calms and relaxes you, improving your overall well-being. 

A series of ketamine infusions, along with periodic maintenance infusions, offers you highly effective results. 

Medication management

A Healing Ketamine provider properly manages your medication regimen to minimize or eliminate PTSD symptoms. 

Psychotherapy

The Healing Ketamine team offers psychotherapy in addition to ketamine infusions, as these two treatments complement each other to offer superior results. Your provider offers cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to help you overcome past trauma and heal.

To get relief from PTSD symptoms and achieve a happier, healthier life, call the Healing Ketamine office or schedule an appointment online today.

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