PTSD Specialist

Ketaesthetic

Ketamine Infusion Specialist & Wellness located in Midtown, New York, NY

Approximately 6% of Americans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you’re experiencing troubling and frightening symptoms after a traumatic experience, Ketaesthetic, in Midtown Manhattan, is here for you. The team of caring specialists uses a groundbreaking modern treatment for PTSD — ketamine infusions — to treat the cases that don’t improve with other methods. Many people experience almost immediate relief, so call the New York City office or use the online scheduler to arrange your treatment now.

PTSD Q & A

What is PTSD?

PTSD is a serious condition that happens after a traumatic experience. About 60% of men and 50% of women experience some type of trauma during their lifetime. It's completely normal to feel fear, anxiety, and other heightened emotions following traumatic situations, perhaps for quite a while. 

However, PTSD develops when those feelings and symptoms disrupt your life or cause difficulty functioning day-to-day. PTSD typically starts within three months of the trauma, but it could also start months or even years later.

Many different types of trauma can potentially lead to PTSD. A few examples include sexual assault, physical assault, childhood sexual abuse, military combat, natural disasters, terrorist acts, and the death of a loved one. The specific trauma is different to each person experiencing it, so no two cases of PTSD are exactly alike.

What are the signs of PTSD?

PTSD symptoms generally fall into four categories. 

Intrusive memories

Intrusive memories include symptoms such as reliving the trauma in flashbacks, having recurring nightmares, and having overwhelming reactions to something that triggers a memory of the trauma.

Avoidance

Avoidance symptoms include avoiding anything (people, places, objects, or situations) that brings on memories of the trauma. This category of symptoms also includes resistance to discussing the trauma.

Negative thoughts and mood changes

This category of symptoms can include changes such as depression, loss of interest in usual activities, memory issues, detachment, feeling unable to experience joy, feelings of self-blame, and other negative changes in your thoughts, mood, or outlook. 

Arousal and reactivity changes

Some common symptoms in this category can include intense irritability, angry outbursts, startling easily, self-destructive behaviors, and constantly feeling on alert for danger. 

Your symptoms may change over time, but if the symptoms persist for longer than a month and disrupt your daily life, you need treatment. 

How is PTSD treated?

PTSD treatment commonly includes psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medication. Although these approaches can help in some cases, many people have treatment-resistant PTSD. Or, you may simply need results now, rather than in a few months.

Ketamine can be a lifeline to people with PTSD, especially those cases that don't improve with other treatments. Ketamine is an innovative treatment that started as an anesthetic medication. However, low-dose ketamine can also dramatically curb symptoms of PTSD — and far more quickly than the traditional treatment approaches.

Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions happen in the comfortable Ketaesthetic office, and the team is there to support and monitor you through this painless treatment. Many people start to feel better almost immediately. 

Learn more about IV ketamine for PTSD by calling the Ketaesthetic office or booking online now.