Ketamine for PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can invade every aspect of your life. Many people with PTSD are unable to focus or maintain composure due to a barrage of anxiety, fear and depression symptoms that are difficult to control or manage. If you suffer from PTSD and want an alternative to daily medications or other therapies that have been ineffective, ketamine infusions may be an option. At CLEAR Wellness Group, we offer ketamine for PTSD treatment at our clinic in Chicago.
Ketamine was FDA-approved for anesthesia in 1969 and has been used worldwide ever since. A “side effect” of ketamine reported by patients was a sense of well-being or calm, even after their treatment was finished. For over 20 years, ketamine has been used as an effective treatment for mood disorders and chronic pain, including therapy for those with PTSD. For qualified candidates, ketamine infusion therapy can help those with PTSD experience long-term relief from their anxiety, depression and compulsive symptoms without the negative side effects of other medications.
Ketamine Infusion Sessions for PTSD
To accomplish relief from PTSD using ketamine infusion therapy, a series of six sessions is required. Our double board certified anesthesiologist and pain physicians recommend three sessions a week for two weeks. Each session can require up to three hours, and we recommend that patients plan to rest and relax for the remainder of the day after their sessions. It can require 3-4 sessions before the effects of ketamine on PTSD symptoms are noticeable, but there can be long-term relief with ongoing therapy and booster sessions.
If PTSD has controlled your life for too long and you are ready to explore treatment that offers lasting relief, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group. We offer cutting-edge ketamine for PTSD treatment at our clinic in Chicago. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation to determine if ketamine therapy is right for you.