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PTSD

PTSD

PTSD services offered in Oradell, NJ

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes vivid and scary memories to rise to the surface, even long after a traumatic experience ends. At MGM Ketamine Center in Oradell, New Jersey, behavioral health specialists Haviva Malina, MD, and Cheryl Malina, MD, offer ketamine, a groundbreaking PTSD treatment with a demonstrated history of relieving symptoms quickly and with long-lasting effect. To learn more, call the office or book your consultation using online scheduling now.

PTSD Q & A

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect people who live through traumatic events. Military veterans, sexual abuse survivors, and terrorist attack witnesses are just a few of the many people who may develop PTSD. 

Any childhood or adult trauma can lead to lifelong struggles with the inability to function due to disabling memories. 


How is PTSD treated?

Conventional PTSD approaches include oral medication and psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy. 

But, with traditional approaches in a primary care setting, only about 38% of patients recover, and out of that minority, 30% experience a PTSD recurrence later.

Ketamine offers a more creative approach that truly targets the problem of PTSD. The drug affects the level of an important neurotransmitter (chemical messenger), glutamate. 

Ketamine blocks the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain, allowing a glutamate surge, which in turn helps you grow new neural connections in your brain. Additionally, ketamine works on other important brain and spine receptors in beneficial ways.

Ultimately, ketamine stabilizes your mood and helps you develop healthy new ways of thinking. It helps you react to your triggers in a different way, so those triggers no longer cause distressing symptoms. 

Ketamine doesn’t cause the side effects that many oral medications cause, and it works almost immediately with long-lasting results.


What is the process for ketamine for PTSD?

After your evaluation and discussing your treatment plan with the team, you have your first treatment.  All ketamine treatments happen in the spa-like MGM Ketamine Center office, with private treatment rooms. 

You relax in a comfortable reclining chair as you receive the ketamine through a small catheter in your arm. The treatment takes 40-50 minutes, and then you relax in recovery for a couple of hours so the team can monitor you. 

Following treatment, a loved one can drive you home. You get back to your regular activities the following day. Many patients report a significant change in their mood within just hours. 

Research has shown that ketamine can be highly effective in treating PTSD. With appropriate IV ketamine treatment, PTSD can become a surmountable problem, and improvement can occur in a short time and be long-lasting.

To learn more about ketamine for PTSD, call MGM Ketamine Center or click the online scheduling link now.

Ketamine Treatment Indications

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