Looking for PTSD treatment in Pompano Beach? We can help.
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 even the shock of witnessing an event happening to someone else the symptoms of PTSD may set in.
While outlook can be understandably grim when suffering from PTSD, it can be treated successfully 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. Learn more about the various treatments available to Florida residents that may be struggling with the symptoms of PTSD including IV ketamine.
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?
The symptoms of PTSD generally start within a month of the original traumatic event, but in some cases may not appear until even years after the event. The symptoms tend to cause problems at school or work and in personal relationships, and also interfere with your daily life.
There are generally four types of PTSD symptoms: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative moods, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms may vary from time to time or person to person. It is crucial to remember that trauma stigmas should not keep you from seeking relief.
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, and to recognize trauma avoidance
How to cope if symptoms pop up again
How to recognize trauma triggers
How to think better about yourself
How to treat other problems brought on by a traumatic event (such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse)
There are no rules to who can be affected by symptoms
The most common or effective treatments for PTSD include the following:
Ketamine Infusions: An exciting new treatment option that research shows can bring relief in up to 80% of patients.
Stellate Ganglion Block: low-risk, fast, and highly effective medical procedure that involves the application of a local anesthetic to the front area of the neck
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).
Stellate Ganglion Block or (SGB) is a common and successful treatment for PTSD.
Ketamine for PTSD Treatments
Ketamine, first developed and approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, is a promising new innovation in the field of PTSD treatment. 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 or a loved one is searching for PTSD treatment in Pompano Beach we can help. Contact us today to learn more about the clinical use of ketamine to help treat the symptoms of PTSD.
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