At NY Ketamine Infusions, we’ve become a leader in the caring treatment of PTSD, and have had great success in alleviating many of its most severe symptoms in veterans, first responders and others.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is best known for affecting veterans, police officers, and firefighters, but millions of others who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events suffer from PTSD as well. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to intrusive recurring memories, avoidance, hopelessness, detachment from family and friends, severe depression and anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts and actions.
If you are visiting this website, you or someone you love are most likely dealing with a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) that has not responded to other medication. Many of you will have tried talk therapy, several SSRIs, SNRIs, Tricyclic or MAOI antidepressants, or even antipsychotic medications. Some of you have undergone ECT and/or TMS with no significant improvement. Chances are that you can no longer function effectively at home, work or school, and find even small tasks — like showering or getting out of bed — insurmountable.
What you are feeling is not simply the short-lived result of one of life’s disappointments.
PTSD is something quite different and is more likely associated with feelings of intense hopelessness, intruding recurring memories, severe anxiety, and even thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
This is where NY Ketamine Infusions can help. Numerous studies at world-renowned institutions and 9 years worth of treatment experience in our offices show that safe, low-dose ketamine infusions alleviate suffering in over 70% of patients. And unlike other anti-depressant medication, which can take 6-8 weeks to take effect, ketamine can begin to work quickly, sometimes after just one or two treatments. Nearly 4,000 patients thus far have experienced some form of relief from Dr. Brooks’ unique, next-level protocols and compassionate, personalized care.
Many of our depression and anxiety New York patients, and those suffering with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are also dealing with PTSD. Most are survivors of childhood trauma which can arise from a variety of causes: abject poverty, physical, mental or sexual abuse, neglect, parental divorce, disabilities, and even bullying. These experiences result in extreme stress, anxiety, pain, and feelings of low self-worth, and they often morph into major depressive disorders (MDD) beginning as early as adolescence. The cause is a change in mood center structure or anatomy brought on by childhood stress. This can be difficult to repair.
Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) is an important brain protein that is responsible for the maturation and maintenance of the neuronal dendrites and synapses that are necessary for normal brain connectivity. In order to maintain a normal mood, the neurons in various parts of your brain need to connect to each other via their dendrites and their synaptic contact. Childhood stress and anxiety inhibit the production of BDNF, leading to visible changes in neuroanatomy and subsequent serious mood disorders such as MDD, PTSD, OCD, and anxiety.
In many cases, yes!
Multiple studies conducted in some of the nation’s finest institutions like New York’s Mt. Sinai Hospital and Yale University have concluded that “Ketamine infusion was associated with significant and rapid reduction of PTSD symptom severity.”
Over the past 9 years at NY Ketamine Infusions, we’ve helped thousands of patients recover from PTSD, learn how to overcome past trauma and begin life anew with renewed confidence.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has recently been recognized as a major health-related issue and the unfortunate cause of the increased suicide rate among our military and those suffering from childhood trauma. IF YOU’RE A VETERAN, A FIREFIGHTER OR A MEMBER OF THE POLICE FORCE, or anyone suffering from childhood trauma, we’re here for you. Please ask us how we can help.