PTSD Relief NeuConnections June 5, 2022

Ketamine Therapy for PTSD

Ketamine Therapy for

Ketamine Therapy for PTSD

The National Institute of Mental Health defines Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. While mostly associated with wartime trauma, PTSD can arrive after exposure to any traumatic event. Anyone can develop PTSD, including children, teens, and adults, who have been through a physical or sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters, war or combat, the sudden death of a loved one, or other serious events. 

It is normal to feel on edge, have upsetting memories, or have trouble sleeping after these types of events, but if symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. While PTSD is usually diagnosed a few months after an incident, it can be years before symptoms surface and truly affect a patient.  

0 %
of the U.S. population

will have PTSD at some point in their lives

Adults in the U.S.

have PTSD in a given year

11- 11 %
of Veterans

having served in the past 20 years are estimated to have PTSD

How Ketamine Can Help

  • NeuConnections offers Ketamine Infusion Therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for clients who have been diagnosed with PTSD and who have not found relief from their current treatment regimen. SSRI’s have a success rate with around 42% of patients no longer experiencing PTSD symptoms, but require the medication to be taken daily. Symptoms can return if the medication stops being taken. Recent studies(1.) have shown that up to 66% of patients receiving ketamine infusions over the course of two weeks responded positively and experienced a 30% reduction in symptoms in a remarkable two weeks. It was determined that “intravenous ketamine has tremendous potential as a treatment for PTSD.”
  • Ketamine is a NMDA receptor antagonist, meaning it blocks glutamate receptors. Glutamate regulates psychological conditions like depression and anxiety and transmits pain signals. When the receptors are blocked, a chemical reaction occurs and more glutamate is produced which researchers believe relives pain and improves mental health conditions by balancing the mood regulation chemicals in the brain. 
  • Additionally, ketamine triggers neurogenesis, which is the creation of new neurons in the brain, and reactivation of neurons that may have been laying dormant. This activation creates new and stronger connections between those neurons, stimulating growth and connections of neural pathways. As these pathways develop, your brain becomes more resilient and adaptable to the stressors in life. 
  • What SSRI’s take months or years to do, intravenous ketamine can do in hours or days. However, to truly heal old trauma, it is important to enlist the care of trained trauma therapists which we can provide for you. As the wounds begin to heal, we find that Integration Coaching is an incredible tool to help you begin to take your life back into your own hands as you move forward and accomplish the goals that you have set for your future.
  • Our standard treatment protocol for PTSD is as follows: 2 infusions per week, over the course of 4 weeks. However, every individual is unique and you may find that after the first few sessions, it may be more supportive to wait a bit longer to integrate the healing and change and perspectives that ketamine therapy allows. Within this time frame, our team will work with you to monitor the efficacy of the treatment, provide you with support, and collaborate with your primary mental health provider to assist you in meeting your goals.

Are You Ready To Begin Your Journey?

Schedule a free consultation call with our patient care coordinator below. We’re happy to answer any and all questions you may have and are here to be your advocate on your journey to a better you.

NeuConnections is a Veteran and First Responder owned business.

Ask us about our rate for those who have served,
and those who continue to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Ketamine is considered a World Health Organization (WHO) essential medicine and is one of the most commonly used anesthetics in the world because of its safety. 

Once in this relaxing environment, safe from all the daily worries and stresses, you can have a deep and meaningful conversation with yourself about what it is you miss most about being YOU, and you can set positive intentions during your session on how to integrate your thoughts to being a better version of yourself. Many people get ketamine infusions simply to practice gratitude, to recognize what they have done well in their lives, who has helped them get to where they are, or see where they can improve on their self-care. Many more experience ketamine simply to enrich their thinking, the medicine actives parts of the brain that have laid dormant or uninterested in growth. Being “stuck in a rut” is a common place to start when beginning your treatment process. But with some positive intention setting, your experience can be filled with epiphanies with will bring you closer to your best self.

To achieve the highest levels of benefit, our patients complete treatment based on specific guidelines established by researchers, approved by our Medical Director and tested over years of treatment. Your individual needs, symptoms, and goals of care will be addressed to determine your course of treatment.   

Check out our Pricing Page for our most up to date pricing.

We started NeuConnections because we wanted to help people and we are committed to keeping our pricing as low as possible to make this life changing therapy accessible. Ketamine treatment is an investment in mental health. Allow this self-care to become an investment in your wellbeing; an investment that grows and pays dividends that last a lifetime.

The first step is an initial consultation with our patient care coordinator to answer any questions and discuss if treatment is right for you.

Visit our Begin Intake page to schedule your free consultation.

Call our office if you have more questions or visit our page with FAQ.

Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Vivid dreams, nightmares, or flashbacks about the incident
  • Hypersensitivity to other people, places, or situations related to the event
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Blaming yourself for the event or survivor’s guilt
  • Unexplainable irritability or anger

Click here to visit the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more about PTSD. 

Call our office if you have more questions or visit our page with FAQ.