Around 12 million Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition often resists or only partially responds to traditional treatment. At Revival Infusion Madison in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, knowledgeable certified registered nurse anesthetist Sarah Wilczewski, CRNA, APNP, provides ketamine infusions. This alternative treatment dramatically improves many PTSD patients’ symptoms. Click the online scheduler now or call the office to book your ketamine consultation.
PTSD is a mental health disorder in which patients find it challenging to recover from trauma. Many different traumas can trigger PTSD, with some common examples including physical assault, military combat, sexual violence, and death threats.
PTSD causes vivid and unsettling thoughts, feelings, and memories related to the traumatic event, even when the event is long past.
PTSD symptoms include:
These symptoms can also point to other mental health disorders and may happen in people without PTSD. If your symptoms continue for longer than one month and lead to considerable difficulties in day-to-day function, you might receive a PTSD diagnosis.
PTSD can occur alongside depression, substance abuse, and other problems. Symptoms can overlap.
Medical professionals often find PTSD challenging to treat. The standard approach is some form of psychotherapy, like cognitive processing therapy, combined with medication like antidepressants.
The traditional approach doesn’t work for many people with PTSD. Recent surveys show that 60% of participants continued to have debilitating PTSD symptoms after months or even years of traditional treatments.
Revival Infusion Madison offers ketamine infusions, an alternative treatment for people who don’t experience improvement with traditional approaches.
Ketamine is officially classified as an anesthetic. In the last several decades, researchers discovered that, in small doses, it can provide dramatic relief for people with PTSD, other mental health disorders, and chronic pain.
Medical researchers believe that ketamine triggers a significant boost in brain glutamate (a chemical messenger).
Glutamate levels affect important aspects of mental health, including mood and memory, both of which are challenges for people with PTSD. Additionally, ketamine reduces inflammation levels in the brain and encourages the regrowth of broken brain connections.
Ketamine can have immediate effects, lightening your oppressive thoughts and improving your ability to live your life. It can even help you get the most from your psychotherapy.
Call Revival Infusion Madison now or click on the provided online scheduler to learn more.
NOTE: Ketamine infusions are an alternative treatment. Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression at this time. Ketamine affects each patient differently, so results may vary.