Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that is often triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This can be anything and anyone can experience it, whether it be military personnel, emergency services members, victims or witnesses of crime, or even people going through a serious family tragedy. Trauma is different for everyone, and PTSD can affect everybody.
Some symptoms of PTSD can include:
- Re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive and distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks, and nightmares
- Emotional numbness and avoidance of places, people, and activities that are reminders of the trauma
- Difficulty sleeping and concentrating
- Perfection, and avoiding making mistakes
- Feeling alert, and being easily irritated and angered
PTSD is not always easy to identify because many people can have issues coping and adjusting to an experience, but eventually they get better with time. However, if your experiences are seriously affecting her day-to-day functions, and these do not seem to improve over time, this may be a sign of PTSD.
Treating PTSD Effectively
The first step to treating PTSD or any trauma is by talking about your condition and your symptoms to professionals who can help. Safe and effective treatment exists.
One such treatment is ketamine. Ketamine is an FDA approved anesthetic that has been widely used and has been shown to be safe in adults and children. It has been known to produce vivid dreams and feeling of the body being separated from the mind–also known as dissociation.
If you live in Southern California and are experiencing symptoms of PTSD, Infuse Ketamine Treatment Center can help. Our safe, effective, and noninvasive ketamine therapy can offer an effective treatment course with minimal side effects. Contact us today for a free consultation.