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Avoidant Behavior in Relationships

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Avoidant behavior in relationships is one of the many manifestations of avoidant personality disorder, along with an unwillingness to be social, fear of rejection and criticism, and poor self-esteem, amongst others. These are all parts of anxiety and are often caused by some form of PTSD. Our clinic’s work with ketamine infusion therapy allows us … Read more

Understanding and Addressing First Responder Trauma Through Ketamine Infusion Therapy

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First responders, the unsung heroes at the forefront of emergencies, carry an invisible burden – trauma. Amidst their heroic acts, from holding up phones for final goodbyes to rushing into perilous scenes without a second thought, they accumulate scars unseen by most. This blog delves deep into understanding this unique form of suffering and illuminates … Read more

How Does Stellate Ganglion Block Treatment For PTSD Work?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) disrupts the lives of roughly twelve million people in the U.S. each year. Commonly associated with veterans, PTSD affects individuals from all walks of life who have experienced traumatic events that they could not entirely process. People struggling with PTSD may see their relationships, career, and home life decline as their … Read more

What Are PTSD Flashbacks?

As a military veteran who saw combat, you’re still unnerved at the sound of July fourth fireworks or jet engines wailing overhead. You instinctively hold your breath for a moment as your heart races, but the anxiety eventually fades. Some people who live through severe trauma aren’t so lucky and have intense flashbacks of what … Read more

What causes PTSD?

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects up to 8 million people every year, according to some estimates, and is more prevalent in females than males. While mostly affecting adults, symptoms can also threaten the mental and physical wellbeing of children. PTSD can’t be cured, but the symptoms can be managed by educating yourself, seeking treatment, taking medication, and attending therapy as directed, and other steps. If you think you have symptoms, don’t ignore them – get help.

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How to Diagnose PTSD


PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – is a mental health disorder triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The most common symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety, as well as intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event. It’s natural to have difficulty coping after a traumatic event, but these feelings should go away on … Read more

Can you cure PTSD?

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Humans are ingenious. We’ve cured the likes of polio, measles, rubella, and smallpox with vaccines after years of research. So why can’t we cure posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? The answer is complicated because, as with all mental health disorders, PTSD has mysterious causes and so far, only some of its symptoms can be managed. The goal of treating PTSD is to allow – through therapy, education, medicine – affected individuals to return to some level of normalcy.

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Ketamine for PTSD

Ketamine treatment for veterans with PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that occurs in some people after the occurrence of a highly stressful, shocking, scary, or traumatic event. Doctors do not know why certain people’s bodies react to stress to result in PTSD, but for those individuals, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can interrupt their day-to-day functioning and disrupt their lives.

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