Breakthrough Ketamine Treatment for PTSD in the Eastern Shore – Salisbury, MD.
Ketamine infusion therapy for PTSD is a breakthrough treatment modality that is changing the way in which this condition is being treated. Traditional medications can take weeks or even months to reach therapeutic levels and start working, while intravenous ketamine infusion delivers fast, effective, and safe results. Some clients experience relief of their symptoms after the first infusion, while others might experience an improvement after more infusions, as it works differently in different people.
Looking for an Alternative Treatment Approach to Treat PTSD?
Ketamine infusion therapy has been showing proven results in alleviating the symptoms of PTSD in individuals who tried traditional medications, without much success. Intravenous ketamine is a rapid, safe, and effective treatment approach, that is delivered through a series of initial sessions (6), followed by maintenance sessions/infusions.
What is Ketamine and how does Ketamine Infusion Work for PTSD?
Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that has been used for over 50 years in many hospitals and clinics during surgical procedures. Ketamine is a noncompetitive glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, with lower affinity for serotonin, dopamine, opioid, and other receptors, and when administered in sub-anesthetic doses (doses lower than the traditional ones used in operating rooms), it has shown positive and successful results, in providing rapid and effective relief of symptoms of PTSD. A research study reported that 80% of patients who received IV ketamine infusion during their trials reported experiencing remission of PTSD symptoms. PTSD is associated with disruptions in glutamate signaling and connectivity, and it is believed that ketamine at subanesthetic doses may be able to reverse these disruptions by causing a rapid increase in glutamate release, triggering changes in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
What to Expect During the Infusions/Sessions?
During the infusions/sessions, you will be placed in a safe, quiet, and comfortable room. We will administer ketamine via intravenous infusion, which is one of the most effective ways of medication administration. Throughout the infusion, you are being monitored by our highly trained medical professionals, to ensure your safety and comfort. The series of infusions are provided over a period of 2-3 weeks/weekends, with each session lasting approximately a total of 60 minutes, which includes the infusion time (40 min) and recovery time (20 min). These six initial sessions are followed by maintenance infusions over the next month or two, and throughout the year.
Is Ketamine Infusion Covered by Insurance?
Since ketamine infusion for the treatment of mental health conditions is considered “off-label”, it is currently not completely covered by insurance providers. However, there are ways that we can help you to get the most of what your insurance can offer.