How Ketamine Helps
How ketamine therapy helps to provide relief for mood disorders – Ketamine therapy stimulates the growth of neural connections in the areas of your brain most impacted by mood disorders. This is done by acting on the neurotransmitter glutamate, which is crucial in growing new pathways and strengthening vital connections in the brain. These new connections result in brain circuit rewiring, positively adapting how the brain processes information related to depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine for Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression affect millions of Americans every year; many of whom struggle with debilitating symptoms their entire life. Those who suffer from these disorders often report a feeling of “not living life to its full potential,” and may even experience persistent suicidal ideations. Ketamine therapy is an innovative approach that brings symptom relief to those who find traditional psychopharmacology and psychotherapy ineffective.
Some of the typical anxiety and depressive disorders being successfully treated by ketamine therapy include:
– Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
– Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
– Panic Disorder (PD)
– Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
– Postpartum Depression
– Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Ketamine for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is most often associated with military veterans and first responders, however, PTSD symptoms can occur for anyone who has experienced overwhelming life circumstances in either childhood or as an adult. Symptoms may include:
– Increased irritability
– Nightmares / flashbacks or night terrors
– Increased anxiety and depression
– Not feeling safe in the world or even in your own body
– Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
Ketamine works on PTSD symptoms by blocking the neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain. Overactivation of glutamate, as occurs with PTSD, can cause severe depression and exacerbate symptoms. Ketamine therapy rebalances glutamate and appears to stimulate regrowth of more adaptive neurological connections and pathways, thus relieving the suffering caused by PTSD. Kismet Ketamine & Wellness Infusions specializes in the treatment of PTSD, in conjunction with our psychotherapy services.