Ketamine: Helping Victims of Trauma Heal
Ketamine, when administered in low doses, has been a landmark therapy in the treatment of moderate to severe PTSD. Ketamine has long been used as an anaesthetic to treat battlefield injuries. Physicians began to discover that soldiers who were treated with ketamine compared to other anaesthetics, suffered lower rates of PTSD on the whole. This discovery prompted research, development, and clinical trials into the treatment of PTSD utilizing low dosage ketamine therapy, both in conjunction with talk therapy and without it.
Backed by Evidence
A notable study was conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai which was the first randomized, controlled trial of ketamine therapy on individuas suffering from chronic PTSD. Authors of the study concluded: "The data presented in our current study not only replicates, but also builds on our initial findings about ketamine for PTSD, indicating that in addition to being rapid, ketamine's effect can be maintained over several weeks.”
Ketamine has been shown to regrow neural pathways that have been damaged by experiencing severe stress and trauma. While ketamine has consistently demonstrated an uncanny ability to provide rapid relief, investments in clinical research such as the Icahn School of Medicine study make the case for ketamine’s ability to relieve PTSD symptoms over the long-term.
Tripsitter Clinic’s program of physician-directed, therapeutic ketamine may just be the kickstart you need to reduce the debilitating symptoms of trauma-involved disorders and set you on a path towards healing. Regardless of the nature of the trauma, those who struggle with PTSD express a moment where their life completely shifted; a signal that their brain chemistry has also shifted. Significant shifts during the dissociative experience of ketamine are particularly therapeutic as the patient begins to turns their thoughts inward and broaden their perspective, soften judgement, and access locked away emotional responses.
Approaching Comprehensive Wellness
PTSD shows up differently in each person it affects. We stress the importance of working with your primary care physician to arrive at the right combination of treatments in order to alleviate the symptoms of trauma related disorder which would allow an individual to focus on overall health and wellness.