What is it?
Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health states that people may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a frightening or traumatic experience. The thoughts or memories of the event or events they experienced, or witnessed, seriously affect their lives, even after the event(s) have passed.
Symptoms may develop within months of the event(s), or sometimes years after. They can include:
- Severe anxiety
- Avoiding people
- Anger easily
- Sleep disturbances
- Dizziness, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath
- A lack of interest or pleasure in anything
- Difficulty concentrating
- Worrying constantly, being easily startled
- Self-destructive behaviour or thoughts
If you are having suicidal thoughts, call 911 immediately or visit your nearest hospital
Current treatments include:
- Individual or group therapy
- Medication for depression, nervousness and sleep problems
If you have been diagnosed with PTSD and have had partial or no success with current treatments, you may be a candidate for IV ketamine infusions.
How can IV Ketamine infusions help?
While most studies focus on ketamine as a treatment for depression, there are promising results for other chronic conditions. In the case of PTSD, a few recent studies found that ketamine treatments resulted in fast reduction of symptoms, were safe and well tolerated, and patients reported marked improvements.
If you feel this could be a suitable treatment for you, and have questions, contact us. If you would like to be referred by your doctor to the Toronto Ketamine Clinic, you can print out this form for your doctor or forward this link.
The information found on this website is not to be construed as medical advice. Please see a licensed health-care professional for help with your medical condition.