Ketamine for PTSD

Unlock Hope and Healing with Ketamine Therapy for PTSD Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

Conventional medicines and therapies aren’t always effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In such instances, ketamine for PTSD can be a true lifesaver in addressing both the symptoms and root causes of this pervasive illness.

PTSD is a complex disorder impacting individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. From military veterans to abuse survivors, patients suffering from any type of extreme trauma are at risk of PTSD. When this occurs, changes in brain chemistry lead to symptoms of fear, anxiety, and emotional detachment, all of which can have a devastating impact on everyday life.

Traditionally, PTSD treatment options have largely been focused on a combination of psychotherapy and oral medications, particularly antidepressants. However, research shows that intravenous ketamine for PTSD can be highly effective and potentially even more so than traditional treatments. According to a recent Mount Sinai study, people can achieve significant relief from PTSD symptoms after a series of six Ketamine Infusions over 2-3 weeks. The benefits typically last at least three months, and much longer in some cases. An additional two infusions known as “boosters” often restores the initial benefit for another 3+ months.

Why Ketamine for PTSD?

Ketamine has been used to treat depression and other mood disorders for more than 20 years. What makes it such a promising alternative PTSD treatment comes down to its ability to rapidly and effectively reduce PTSD symptoms in the 24 hours after an infusion. 

It does so by directly impacting the brain’s N-methyl-d-aspartate (NDMA) receptor, which is different from the neurotransmitters targeted by antidepressants. In doing so, it can help balance mood and reduce, or in many cases, eliminate, the symptoms of PTSD.

Common Treatments VS. Ketamine for PTSD

Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of PTSD are SSRIs and SNRIs. The National Center for PTSD documents that Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, and Effexor are examples of effective antidepressants, those that have shown promise in treating PTSD for many people. While these medications may not work for everyone, they have been found to be effective for a lot of individuals.

Ketamine for PTSD is an alternative treatment option for those who don’t benefit from traditional SSRIs. Ketamine has been shown to provide relief from many PTSD symptoms, such as intrusive thoughts, physiological reactions to reminders of traumatic events, and a persistent inability to experience positive emotions, all without many of the side effects commonly associated with antidepressants. Moreover, treating depression with ketamine works quickly, and many patients notice a difference within a few hours.

The Science of Ketamine Treatment for PTSD

Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist and an AMPA receptor stimulator. AMPA stimulation is necessary for increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which, in turn, stimulates the formation of new receptors and synapses. This process is critical for making connections between neurons and is often severely compromised among those with PTSD, depression, and other mood disorders.

How Ketamine Treatment for PTSD Works

At Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles (KCLA), we administer ketamine intravenously, which is the only scientifically proven route of administration. PTSD patients undergo a series of six infusions over 2-3 weeks, with each treatment session lasting 50-55 minutes. Patients are closely monitored by an entire team of medical staff trained and led by Dr. Mandel. Our medical staff are the most experiencd providers of ketamine infusions in the field and are known for their compassionate approach. All of them are ACLS certified, undergo extensive training in HIPAA and confidentiality, rigorous testing, and must meet the most stringent training criteria before they are permitted to interact with patients. Additionally, KCLA is the first and only ketamine clinic to be QUAD A certified, setting the gold-standard for patient safety and comfort. Short term side effects are possible but tend to be mild and short-lived. They include:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
We can provide medication to help with these short-term side effects if needed. The average time spent recovering is 15-20 minutes, but patients are not discharged until our medical team determines they are ready to leave.

Why Choose Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles

As one of the leading PTSD treatment centers, California-based Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles is proud to offer success rates above industry standards for the use of ketamine for PTSD and other mood disorders. In fact, while many studies and clinics report success rates of 70% or higher, our success rate is 83% among patients with mood disorders, which includes PTSD.

Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles provides ketamine therapy for PTSD in a spa-like, state-of-the-art facility. Our highly knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate staff work closely with you and your other providers to tailor a treatment plan that best meets your needs. We have administered more ketamine infusions than most facilities in the world. We also understand the unique needs of people living with PTSD, especially military veterans, abuse survivors, and other individuals who have survived a traumatic experience that continues to impact their lives. We are here to help.

We offer a 10% discount to active duty military, veterans, police, and other first responders. Thank you for your service.

Experience the Transformative Power of Ketamine for PTSD Treatment at Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles

Ready to embark on a path towards healing from PTSD? Discover the life-changing benefits of ketamine therapy at Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, the leading destination for effective PTSD treatment in Los Angeles, CA. Our compassionate team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the support and care you need to overcome the debilitating effects of trauma. 

Experience the power of ketamine in a safe and tranquil environment, tailored to your unique needs. Don’t let PTSD control your life any longer – take the courageous step forward and contact Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles today to begin your journey towards lasting recovery.

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