Ketamine for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is offered at our Save Minds. PTSD typically manifests as a debilitating anxiety disorder that is symptomatic of intrusive re-experiences of events, feeling jumpy or easily startled, and the avoidance of stimuli and situations that may remind the patient of traumatic events. PTSD patients are often depressed, whilst many others experience significant memory impairments. Considering the consistent (and at times increasing) number of military engagements globally, coupled with civilian traumas as a result, PTSD continues to affect more of global populations. Some of the common symptoms of PTSD are:
• Frequent flashbacks of traumatic events;
• Hyper vigilance;
• Traumatic nightmares;
• Distress experienced when exposed to traumatic reminders;
• Negative thinking and moods (including depression, shame and despair) that are often burdensome; and
• Avoidance of certain types of thoughts or situations.