Healing from Trauma
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.
What is PTSD? A: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Q: What are the common symptoms of PTSD? A: Common symptoms of PTSD include:
- severe anxiety
- avoidance of situations that remind the person of the traumatic event
- negative thoughts and feelings
- uncontrollable thoughts about the event
- emotionally numb
- relationship distress
- memory problems
- difficulty sleeping
- difficulty concentrating
- hypervigilance (easily startled)
- outbursts of anger
- substance abuse
When untreated, PTSD can negatively effect your relationships, employment, and intrudes on your 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
- 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, self-reported assessments, and lifestyle habits. They complete a physical health 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.
A Healing Ketamine provider properly manages your medication regimen to minimize or eliminate PTSD symptoms.
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.
Remission From Behavioral Dysregulation in a Child with PTSD after Receiving Procedural Ketamine: