Being emotionally withdrawn, quiet and sad after a traumatic event is normal, but if these depressing feelings drag on for too long, you may need medical help. PTSD may make you feel as if you are worthless, but these are just fleeting emotions that the Ketaesthetic professionals can efficiently address. The PTSD New York professionals at Ketaesthetic offer advanced treatments that guarantee an uplift in your mood, helping you feel hopeful and better about yourself.
PTSD refers to a psychiatric disorder triggered by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Most people have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event at least once, and it is normal to have heightened emotions, fear, and anxiety after a traumatic situation. However, if these intense emotions prevent you from accomplishing your day-to-day activities, you may have PTSD. You may start experiencing PTSD symptoms months or even years following a traumatic situation. Some of the traumas that can contribute to PTSD incle the death of a loved one, sexual assault, military combat, terrorist acts, child abuse, and physical assault. Medical care can help reduce the severity of your symptoms and restore normal body functioning.
PTSD may result in symptoms that significantly affect your work and social relationships. They may also interfere with your efficiency in accomplishing specific tasks. These symptoms include:
- Mood changes and negative thoughts
This category consists of feelings of self-blame, loss of interest in fun activities, inability to experience joy, depression, and memory issues. If you experience any suicidal thoughts, you should immediately inform your doctor.
- Intrusive memories
In some cases, PTSD may cause intrusive memories like reliving the trauma in the form of flashbacks, recurring nightmares, and extreme reactions to objects or situations that triggers memories of the traumatic event.
PTSD may also cause you to avoid situations, people, and objects that trigger memories of the painful event. This group of symptoms also includes resistance to sharing details about the trauma.
- Arousal and reactivity changes
Symptoms in this category include startling easily, constant alertness for danger, angry outbursts, and self-destructive behaviors.
If these symptoms persist or deteriorate, you may need immediate medical intervention.
Although PTSD may make you feel that your life may never go back to normal, some treatments can restore the joy and peace you had in your life. Medications and psychotherapy are crucial parts of your treatment plan. Although these treatments are effective for most people, some may be treatment-resistant. Ketamine may be the most effective treatment for PTSD, especially for those patients with treatment-resistant PTSD. Ketamine is an advanced anesthetic, but low-dose ketamine can significantly reduce PTSD symptoms. It also offers recovery results quicker than other traditional treatments. The team at Ketaesthetic offers Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions in comfortable and conducive ketamine offices. Your providers will be there to monitor and support you throughout the treatment. Most patients experience a boost in their mood and start feeling better about themselves almost immediately after the treatment.
To explore the dramatic results of IV ketamine, call the Ketaesthetic office or schedule an appointment online.