Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for PTSD
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Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

Feb 24
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What Psychedelics Are Used to Treat PTSD?

Field Trip Health offers Ketamine-assisted therapy treatments that combine psychotherapy with psychedelics to help those suffering from severe or treatment resistant PTSD break down barriers and work towards a deeper healing.

What is Treatment Resistant PTSD?

There are cases of PTSD that require an alternate approach. People suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD are usually unresponsive to traditional medicines and approaches. Oftentimes, one’s conditions remain after several months, or even years, of traditional therapy and prescriptions. The criteria for “nonresponse” includes little to no change in serotonin levels, prolonged feelings of anxiety and depression, and no obvious change after long-term medication use.

Can Psychedelics Really Help with Treatment Resistant PTSD?

KAP can take treatment of PTSD to a whole new level. Several studies have found that traditional antidepressants and talk therapy are unable to fully, or ever, heal the deep-rooted trauma that many people face. With Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, symptoms are not merely muted. Rather, a chemical change in the brain occurs that allows clients to see things from a new perspective. At Field Trip Health, you will receive your treatment in the form of an intramuscular injection or orally with a lozenge. Both methods provide fast acting effects in a safe and supportive setting that last anywhere from 45-90 minutes. KAP is a remarkable model in psychiatry that has brought extraordinary well-being to those suffering with trauma.

How Long Does Ketamine Assisted Therapy Take to Work for PTSD?

Depending on the client, positive outcomes can begin almost immediately. At Field Trip Health, the average Ketamine program is broken down into three categories: introduction and pre-treatment therapy and intention setting, Ketamine sessions, and integration therapy. Clients often feel lighter shortly after their first session. Emphasis is strongly placed on integration and taking these feelings of joy into everyday life, long after the appointment. A willingness to show up for this deep, internal work as well as the expertise of our psychotherapists makes the facilitation of mental healing a possibility. 

What Are The Benefits of Ketamine Treatments for PTSD?

Unlike traditional antidepressants, Ketamine strengthens and rebuilds your brain’s neural circuitry. This allows the nerves in your brain to communicate better and perhaps soften negative thoughts, feelings, and traumas. Your brain’s chemical makeup changes, which makes room for real healing to occur. 

Is Ketamine Therapy for PTSD Safe?

When used in a supervised setting at appropriate doses, Ketamine therapy is quite safe. You will have fully trained health professionals at your side throughout your treatment journey.

How Do I Start With Ketamine-Assisted Therapy?

Ultimately, it all starts with you. Our treatment programs are designed to help you utilize your own ability to heal. Because that ability may be inaccessible due to past experiences or learned patterns, our team is here to support you and serve as a guide, with the medicine being a catalyst to open up access to healing. We believe in empowering you as the agent of healing in your life.

Does Field Trip Health have a ketamine therapy clinic near me?

Field Trip Health has clinics throughout the US and Canada. If your ready to begin your journey towards a better, personalized treatment plan that's best for your well-being then Give us a call to learn more:

  • 1-888-519-6016 (USA)
  • 1-833-222-0084 (Canada) 

Or schedule an appointment time online that's best for you and our team will reach out to you.

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