PTSD is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Signs and Symptoms
Recurrent, distressing memories or flashbacks of the traumatic event, avoidance of anything that reminds of the trauma, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions.
After returning from a war zone, Sarah experiences frequent nightmares and flashbacks of the traumatic events she witnessed. She avoids watching news or anything that could remind her of her experience.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), medications (like SSRIs and SNRIs), and in some cases, Ketamine therapy.
Why choose the treatment?
The combination of therapy and medication has been proven to be effective in treating PTSD.
How can Ketamine be beneficial for Depression
With PTSD, scary memories can pop up and make people feel very upset. Ketamine is like a superhero who fights against these scary memories. It helps to make these memories less powerful, so they don't upset the person as much. This can help people feel safer and less scared.
Here’s another example
Think of PTSD as a monster in a video game that brings up scary memories, which makes you feel upset and afraid. Ketamine acts like a special power-up in the game that can fight this monster. When you use this power-up, it makes the monster less scary and less able to bring up those upsetting memories. This makes you feel safer and less fearful, helping you to live your life more comfortably.