Looking For Relief From PTSD Symptoms?
IV Ketamine For PTSD Can Help.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes referred to as post-traumatic stress (PTS), is an incredibly difficult disorder to live with, but research shows that intravenous ketamine for PTSD can be highly effective.

From military veterans to abuse survivors, patients suffering from any type of extreme trauma are at risk of developing changes in brain chemistry. When this occurs, patients commonly experience symptoms of fear, anxiety, and emotional detachment. 

Conventional treatment options have included a combination of psychotherapy and oral medications. Now, there’s an alternative solution available for PTSD sufferers: intravenous ketamine. PTSD symptoms can dissipate within hours after a ketamine infusion treatment, and lasting benefits can be attained in as little as one to two weeks.

What is Ketamine and How Does Ketamine Therapy Help?

For over 50 years, ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for sedation and as an analgesic to treat acute pain in emergency room cases. In the last 20 years, it has been used to treat depression and other mood disorders. 

Patients suffering from PTSD often experience a slow decline in their mental well-being. This can have negative effects on a patient’s personal and professional life and put relationships with friends and family in jeopardy. Patients with PTSD may also struggle to get a good night’s sleep if they have anxiety and flashbacks that cause nightmares, and the resulting exhaustion can take a serious toll.

Ketamine therapy can help change that by balancing mood and reducing— or even eliminating—PTSD symptoms.

We Offer PTSD Treatment Options

Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of PTSD are SSRIs and SNRIs, two types of antidepressants that can help to regulate mood. According to the National Center for PTSD, Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, and Effexor are examples of antidepressants that have been deemed the most effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. However, “most effective” doesn’t mean satisfactory, it means better than the alternatives. Unfortunately, they don’t work more often than they do and the quality of relief when they do work is often described as mediocre. These medications are not without side effects either, and many people develop a dependency on them.

Ketamine for PTSD can provide relief from many PTSD symptoms, such as intrusive thoughts, physiological reactions to reminders of traumatic events, persistent inability to experience and positive emotions without many of the side effects commonly associated with antidepressants. Treating depression with ketamine works quickly. In fact, some patients notice a difference within a few hours.

Ketamine has a short half life and the drug leaves the body quickly, but there are significant changes in brain chemistry and patient perspective during the time it is in the body. This makes ketamine for PTSD an ideal treatment for people who do not want to be medicated daily and those who can’t afford to risk trial-and-error prescriptions for several months.

Ketamine treatment for PTSD is a safer, faster acting, and more effective alternative to conventional prescription drugs. For more information on the science behind ketamine, click here.

Benefits of Ketamine Therapy for PTSD

Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist and an AMPA receptor stimulator. AMPA stimulation is necessary for increasing brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which in turn stimulates the formation of new receptors and synapses. This process is critical for making connections between neurons and is often severely compromised among those suffering from PTSD, depression, and mood disorders.

Ketamine Relief from PTSD

Ketamine for PTSD can provide relief from many PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, loneliness, and loss of interest in pleasurable activities. Treating depression with ketamine works quickly since it is administered intravenously — some patients notice a difference within a few hours.

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Ketamine has a short half life and the drug leaves the body quickly, but there are significant changes in brain chemistry and patient perspective during that time. This makes it an ideal treatment for people who do not want to be medicated daily and those who don’t have the luxury of trial-and-error prescriptions for several months.

If traditional PTSD medication methods are not working, then try Ketamine Treatment for PTSD, a much safer alternative than prescription drugs.

How Ketamine Treatment for PTSD Works

Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles administers ketamine intravenously, the only scientifically proven route of administration (ROA). PTSD patients undergo a series of 6 infusions administered over 2-3 weeks. Each treatment session lasts 50-55 minutes and many patients report a difference in mood within a few hours.

Over 83% of patients undergoing ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression and other mood disorders like PTSD experience substantial relief.

The Science Behind Ketamine Therapy for PTSD

Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist and an AMPA receptor stimulator. AMPA stimulation is necessary for increasing brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which in turn stimulates the formation of new receptors and synapses. This process is critical for making connections between neurons and is often severely compromised among those suffering from PTSD, depression, and mood disorders.

Undergoing Ketamine Therapy for PTSD

When starting Ketamine Therapy for PTSD, patients are closely monitored by an entire team trained and lead by Dr. Mandel. Our medical staff are very well educated and experienced in psychology and medicine. Our facility requires ACLS certification, HIPAA courses, rigorous testing, and many other extra layers of knowledge to ensure a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment that produces the best chances of symptom relief. We monitor a patient’s pulse, oxygen level, blood pressure, and EKG before and during the infusion. Our facility is equipped with hospital grade equipment and all patients will have a medical professional monitoring them the entire time.

Most patients do not feel any side effects, outside of dissociation, during treatment. Some may experience dizziness, nausea, and/or fatigue. We can administer medication that can help with these short-term side effects, if needed. These potential side effects typically subside quickly so patients will be able to move and walk around without discomfort after the session. The average time spent recovering is 15-20 minutes, but patients are not discharged until our medical team assesses them and determines them fully ready to leave.

Your insurance company may partially reimburse you for the cost of Ketamine Treatment for PTSD. While we do not bill insurance, we can provide you with billing codes so you can submit your claim.

Ketamine infusion treatment

The Research Behind Ketamine Therapy

In the last 20 years, institutions including Yale University, The National Institute of Mental Health, Stanford University, The Black Dog Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital have conducted clinical research studies that prove Ketamine Therapy is effective for treating mood disorders and pain conditions. Some have reported a 70% success rate or higher. We are proud to report an 83% success rate among our patients with mood disorders

  • Ketamine was named #7 of Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations Most Likely to Be Game Changers in 2017
  • Anesthesiology News published, “Anesthesiologists Take Lead as Ketamine Clinics Proliferate” in December 2015
  • Thomas Insel M.D., Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) stated, “Recent data suggest that ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades.”

Why Choose Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles

Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles provides ketamine therapy for PTSD in a spa-like, state-of-the-art facility. Our highly knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate staff work closely with you and your other providers to tailor a treatment plan that best meets your needs. As one of the leading PTSD treatment centers, we have administered more ketamine infusions than most other facilities in the world. We understand the unique needs of PTSD sufferers, especially military veterans, abuse survivors, and other individuals who have survived a traumatic experience that continues to have a negative impact on their lives. We are here to help.

We offer a 10% discount to active duty military, veterans, police, and other first responders. Thank you for your service.

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