PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is an anxiety disorder that a person may develop after a particularly frightening or life-threatening event. The person does not have to be directly involved, because of even the shock of witnessing an event happening to someone else that the symptoms of PTSD may set in.
While outlook can be understandably grim when suffering from PTSD, it can be treated and the symptoms can be lessened. There is a multitude of options available for treatment, but pairing two treatments together often yields the best results. If you are searching for PTSD treatment in Kansas, please keep reading
WHAT CAUSES PTSD?
PTSD is usually caused by going through (or occasionally, witnessing) a traumatic event that threatens serious injury or death. Medical science still can’t completely explain why people develop PTSD, but research indicates it may be a complicated mix of:
Family history of mental health disorders
How your brain is regulating the hormones and chemicals in your body in response to stress
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PTSD?
Recurrent, intrusive memories of the traumatic event
Flashbacks to the original event
Nightmares or dreams about the event
Emotional distress and physical reactions to things that remind you of the event
Not thinking about or refusing to talk about the traumatic event
Going out of your way to avoid situations or places that remind you of the event
Withdrawal from family or friends
Lack of interest in hobbies
Feelings of emotional numbness
Changes in Physical and Emotional
Getting startled easily
Always feeling on guard
Self-destructive behavior (for example, alcohol abuse)
Guilt or shame
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PTSD?
After suffering from PTSD for a while, you may lose your ability to carry out everyday tasks or grow isolated from your loved ones. Finding a treatment that works for you can help you regain control over your life and get relief from your symptoms. Treatment can help you learn to manage symptoms as well, by teaching you:
How to properly address your symptoms
How to cope if symptoms pop up again
How to think better about yourself
How to treat other problems brought on by a traumatic event (such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse)
The most common or effective treatments for PTSD include the following:
Psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy. May include cognitive therapy (which helps you recognize the thinking patterns worsening your symptoms), exposure therapy (which helps you face situations or memories that worsen your symptoms), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Medications: Typically antidepressants such as paroxetine (Paxil) or sertraline (Zoloft).
Ketamine Infusions: An exciting new treatment option that research shows can bring relief in up to 80% of patients.
KETAMINE FOR PTSD TREATMENT
Ketamine, first developed and approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, is a promising new innovation in the field of PTSD treatment. While you may know it as the club drug often abused as Special K, Ketamine is what some doctors are calling the biggest breakthrough in depression and PTSD treatment in decades. When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, research shows that Ketamine may be up to 80% effective at providing relief for PTSD symptoms.
One benefit to Ketamine Infusion for PTSD treatment is its ability to sometimes bring relief to symptoms within minutes or hours, rather than the weeks or months your typical antidepressant may take.
If you are interested in learning more about Ketamine Infusions For PTSD in Kansas, Call 785.979.2231 and schedule your FREE Consultation.