What is PTSD?
People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear, or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people. People with PTSD may avoid situations or people that remind them of the traumatic event, and they may have strong negative reactions to something as ordinary as a loud noise or an accidental touch.
How is PTSD treated?
The most effective treatments for PTSD are a combination of psychotherapy and medication. It is important to note that not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD, and not everyone who develops PTSD requires psychiatric treatment. For some people, symptoms of PTSD subside or disappear over time, but many people with PTSD need professional treatment to recover from psychological distress that can be intense and disabling.
For those that have tried multiple types of therapy and medications but are still struggling with symptoms, interventional therapies might be the best course of action.
What is Treatment-Resistant PTSD?
While lacking a concrete definition, some PTSD patients find that even with psychotherapy and medication, symptoms may continue to be overwhelming or disabling.
In this instance, patients might consider interventional therapies.
How is Treatment-Resistant PTSD Treated?
Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions will work in conjunction with your primary care physician or psychiatrist to offer interventional therapies for treatment-resistant PTSD, including:
IV Ketamine Therapy*
IV ketamine is an anesthetic that also has a significant effect on PTSD. Ketamine therapy involves having an intravenous (IV) line in your arm. The medication then drips steadily into your bloodstream over the next 30 minutes. We recommend that you work with a therapist in conjunction with IV ketamine treatments.
To find out how you can overcome treatment-resistant PTSD, call Breakthru Psychiatric Solutions today or book an appointment online.
**All interventional treatments for PTSD are not eligible for insurance coverage and are cash-pay only.
***Dr. Giles does not do medication management and offers the interventional therapies listed above in conjunction with the support of your psychiatrist or primary care physician.