New PTSD Treatment in Iowa City
When you suffer a traumatic event and have lasting anxiety that affects your life, work, and relationships, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The team at Midwest Ketafusion®️ in Iowa City, Iowa, offers safe, effective doses of ketamine to treat your PTSD symptoms. For an expert consultation, call or book an appointment online today.
PTSD Q & A
What is post-traumatic stress disorder?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is caused by a traumatic event. Around 7-8% of the American population suffers from some form of PTSD. Both men and women can experience PTSD after a terrifying event, such as assault, natural disaster, combat, or threat of death.
PTSD can significantly impact your life, including your job, daily activities, and close relationships. If left untreated, PTSD can lead to problems such as:
- Severe depression
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
A multi-disciplinary approach to PTSD treatment is important, and should involve your medical doctor, mental health professional, and the team at Midwest Ketafusion®️.
What are symptoms of PTSD?
How you react to a traumatic event is unique to you. You may not respond the same as someone else, even to the same event. You may even develop symptoms of PTSD when another person does not.
Common symptoms associated with PTSD are:
- Reliving the traumatic event
- Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
- Increasing negative thoughts or beliefs since event
- Hyper-reacting or hyper-arousal to certain stimuli
Those with PTSD may have changes in mood or behavior, such as:
- Participating in self-destructive behaviors
- Having extremely negative or emotional responses
- Struggling with sleep or rest
- Startling or being easily frightened
- Struggling with anxiety or depression symptoms
Anxiety after a traumatic event is not unusual. When your symptoms last longer than a month, treatment may be needed to help you find relief.
How can ketamine treat PTSD?
As part of your treatment team, Midwest Ketafusion®️ offers low-dose ketamine infusions in the comfort and privacy of their office. This treatment is in addition to care given by your mental health and primary care providers.
As part of your initial consultation, the licensed team of professionals at the clinic takes a thorough health history and completes a physical exam. They create a treatment plan that supports other aspects of your care.
Most likely, your treatment plan will include a series of ketamine infusions, each lasting about 40 minutes, over a two-week period. While a single dose can dramatically improve your results, spreading out your infusions can help to maximize the effect and prolong relief of your symptoms.
Unlike many treatments for PTSD, ketamine has the benefit of working quickly and effectively, helping you get your best life back on track.
For a personalized consultation and treatment plan, call or book an appointment online with Midwest Ketafusion®️ today.