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Ketamine Treatment for PTSD

Experience rapid relief from PTSD with ketamine treatment. Targeting the brain's NMDA receptors, our therapy offers a breakthrough approach for those who have found little success with traditional methods. Unlock a path to healing with fast-acting improvements in symptoms, fostering a brighter, more stable future.

How Ketamine treatment can help for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Ketamine treatment for PTSD targets the brain's NMDA receptors, offering a rapid and unique approach to alleviate symptoms like severe anxiety, flashbacks, and uncontrollable thoughts. It disrupts negative thought patterns and emotional responses to trauma, providing quick relief. Unlike traditional therapies that take longer to work, ketamine can improve symptoms within hours to days, offering immediate relief and a significant step towards recovery, enhancing patients' quality of life.

Seeking help is crucial when symptoms persist for more than a month, interfere with your ability to function in daily life, or if you're having thoughts of harming yourself or others. Treatment can include therapy, medication, or both, and it's important to consult a healthcare professional to find the most effective approach for you. Early intervention can significantly improve your quality of life.

About PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, leading to flashbacks, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event, affecting daily life.

When should you seek help for PTSD?
  • Persistent Re-experiencing: Frequent flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive thoughts about the trauma.
  • Avoidance: Steering clear of reminders of the trauma, affecting your life's scope.
  • Increased Reactivity: Easily startled, tense, sleep difficulties, or angry outbursts.
  • Mood and Thought Changes: Hopelessness, memory issues, negative self-view, or emotional numbness.
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How Ketamine works

Ketamine works for PTSD by targeting the NMDA receptors in the brain, leading to a rapid decrease in symptoms such as anxiety, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts. This action helps to disrupt the entrenched negative thought patterns and emotional responses that are characteristic of PTSD. By modulating the glutamate system, ketamine fosters an environment in the brain that promotes neuroplasticity—the ability to form new neural connections—which is crucial for recovery from PTSD. This process not only provides immediate symptomatic relief but also aids in the long-term healing and reconfiguration of brain networks affected by trauma. The result is a fast-acting improvement in PTSD symptoms, offering a new lease on life for those who have struggled with conventional treatment methods.

Our approach at Atlas Ketamine

At Atlas Ketamine Clinic, we are at the forefront of innovative treatments, specializing in ketamine infusion therapy. Our foundation is built on the extensive experience of our medical professionals in the healthcare sector, ensuring we offer personalized, high-quality, and compassionate care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Our skilled team, including expert doctors and nurse practitioners, is dedicated to administering this promising therapy to individuals struggling with treatment-resistant anxiety, focusing on achieving optimal health improvements and wellness.

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Benefits of Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) offers distinct advantages for those seeking relief from their symptoms:

Rapid Symptom Relief

Provides immediate alleviation of PTSD symptoms, often within hours to days, significantly improving patients' well-being and coping ability.

High Success Rate

Especially effective for individuals with treatment-resistant PTSD, offering a promising alternative when traditional therapies have failed to provide relief.

Promotes Neuroplasticity

Enhances the brain's ability to form new neural connections, potentially leading to sustained improvements in mental health and cognitive function.

Holistic Treatment Approach

Complements psychotherapy and support services, ensuring a comprehensive strategy that addresses both the symptoms and underlying causes of PTSD.

Our Physicians

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Dr. Sean Ormond

Dr. Sean Ormond, a double board-certified physician, specializes in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his anesthesia residency at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident. Following this, Dr. Ormond pursued an interventional pain management fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, IL. He has been practicing in Phoenix, Arizona, for several years and recently established his own medical practice. 

Jung Baccam

Jung Baccam, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, brings over 13 years of acute care experience as a registered nurse. Her diverse roles and leadership positions have shaped her commitment to equity and a holistic approach to healthcare. Jung’s practice emphasizes dignified and empowering care, ensuring a multifaceted approach to functional pain medicine. 🌟

Patient Testimonials

These People Gave us a Shot:
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Listened To Me

The staff is very friendly and Dr Ormond is great he's the first Dr that actually listens to me.
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Kind, Caring, and Amazing!

This doctor is so kind, caring, and understanding. The office staff is amazing. Everyone is so sweet! I appreciate these people more than they could ever know.
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Enjoyed everything about this practice, the girls up front are on top of it, and the Dr. Is absolutely amazing! Professional and on time.

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Doctor Explained the Process!

Friendly people, and the doctor listened and took the time to explain how he wanted to proceed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ketamine Treatment for PTSD?

Ketamine treatment for PTSD utilizes low doses of ketamine administered under medical supervision to rapidly alleviate symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including anxiety, flashbacks, and intrusive thoughts, by targeting NMDA receptors in the brain.

How Does Ketamine Therapy Work for Anxiety and PTSD?

Ketamine therapy works by modulating the brain's glutamate system and promoting neuroplasticity, leading to immediate and significant reductions in anxiety and PTSD symptoms, offering a novel solution for treatment-resistant cases.

Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy Safe for Treating PTSD?

When administered by healthcare professionals, ketamine infusion therapy is a safe and effective treatment for PTSD, with a protocol that minimizes side effects and maximizes therapeutic benefits.

What Are the Success Rates of Ketamine Treatments for PTSD?

Ketamine treatments have shown high success rates for PTSD, with many patients experiencing rapid and substantial improvements in their symptoms, enhancing their quality of life and emotional well-being.

How Quickly Can I Expect Results from Ketamine for PTSD?

Patients often report feeling relief from PTSD symptoms within hours to days after receiving ketamine infusions, making it a fast-acting alternative to traditional psychiatric treatments.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ketamine Therapy for PTSD?

Individuals with PTSD who have not responded adequately to conventional treatments, including medications and psychotherapy, may be considered good candidates for ketamine therapy.

Are There Any Side Effects of Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

While ketamine infusion therapy is generally well-tolerated, some patients may experience temporary side effects such as mild dissociation, nausea, or increased blood pressure, which typically resolve soon after treatment.

How Many Ketamine Treatments Will I Need for PTSD?

The number of ketamine treatments required for PTSD varies by individual, with a typical course involving several sessions over a few weeks, tailored to each patient's response to the therapy.

Can Ketamine Treatment Help with Other Conditions Besides PTSD?

Yes, ketamine treatment has also been effective in treating other conditions, including severe depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and certain chronic migraines, offering hope for a wide range of difficult-to-treat disorders.

Where Can I Find Ketamine Treatment for PTSD Near Me?

Many specialized clinics offer ketamine treatment for PTSD across the country. Consulting with a healthcare provider can help you find a reputable clinic near you that provides this innovative therapy.
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