Patients suffering from PTSD typically struggle to manage their everyday life, which is challenged by the feelings of anxiety, nightmares, fear, anger and a sense of isolation. Relationships can be compromised, and it gets difficult to trust anyone or feel comfortable in any situation. Standard therapy and medications are often unsuccessful, or may bring other side effects.
Ketamine Therapy can offer effective healing for PTSD without the unbearable side effects of other medications. The pillar of the community Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by Dr. Steven Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and surrounding locations.
Safe and Sustainable Healing of PTSD
Ketamine has been in use as an anesthetic for over 50 years. In recent decades, the healing properties of ketamine for conditions such as mood disorders, chronic pain and even PTSD have been noted by researchers. The difference with ketamine healing for PTSD is that Ketamine IV Therapy has virtually no long term negative effects on the patient’s health.
Patients who suffer from PTSD often report a sense of calm and a healing touch with Ketamine Therapy that they may not have felt in a long time. With subsequent Ketamine Infusion treatments and ongoing maintenance therapy, patients can experience sustainable relief from PTSD symptoms and enjoy a fully healed life.
How Ketamine Healing Works?
Moods of human beings are shaped to a significant extent by chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. These chemicals include serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine, which send and regulate signals between nerve cells. Modern antidepressants for PTSD, such as Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Celexa, Cymbalta and Wellbutrin work by changing the levels of these neurotransmitters.
Ketamine IV Therapy works differently. Ketamine infusions work by blocking a vital neurotransmitter, glutamate, just at the NMDA receptor. According to researchers, an increase in the levels of glutamate in the brain leads to an increase in the level of proteins needed for cell formation and growth. This improves cell signaling, synaptic plasticity and circuitry. It also helps to increase neuronal growth.
As a result, healthier nerve cells can transmit better signals for a healthier state of mind.This makes Ketamine Therapy a powerful healing medication for PTSD and other depressive disorders.
The Ketamine Difference
Ketamine IV Therapy has shown to lead to significant improvement in life-hindering symptoms with very small dosages. Patients struggling with symptoms of PTSD can expect to achieve fast and effective healing with this treatment option. Ketamine Infusion Therapy is different from traditional antidepressants for healing PTSD in the following ways:
- Traditional antidepressants take several weeks to produce results, whereas Ketamine Therapy can start the healing process within hours.
- Response rate of traditional antidepressants is low, while Ketamine IV Therapy can prove to be a successful healing solution for PTSD symptoms even in patients who have not seen success with traditional medications.
- Ketamine Infusion Therapy avoids serious side effects such as weight gain, nausea and sexual dysfunction, which commonly occur with traditional antidepressants.
The remarkable and astute Dr. Steven Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County, California, and other cities and towns in The Golden State for ketamine infusion treatments.
For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625