PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Specialist

Shawn Roofian, MD -  - Ketamine Therapy Clinic

Ketamine Medical Institute

Shawn Roofian, MD

Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Beverly Hills, CA, Tarzana, CA & Chula Vista, CA

Nearly 8 million American men and women suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many of them are military veterans who experienced war. Dr. Shawn Roofian, of the Ketamine Medical Institute, with three offices in the Los Angeles area, is a board-certified physician and a leader in ketamine infusion therapy as a successful treatment option for the symptoms of PTSD. Call the Ketamine Medical Institute office nearest you in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, or Chula Vista, California, or schedule a consultation online to learn more about ketamine therapy for PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Q & A

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that often follows a traumatic experience. Those who suffer from PTSD often witness a horrific event such as:

  • Military combat
  • Natural disasters
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Serious car accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Life-or-death situations
  • Childhood physical or sexual assault

You don’t have to be hurt to experience the after-effects of PTSD, but a witness to someone else being harmed can cause undue stress or emotional problems.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

Some symptoms may begin immediately following the traumatic occurrence; other times, they don’t present themselves until later in life. Symptoms can seriously interfere with your relationships, professional life, and other aspects of daily existence.

Common symptoms include:

  • Emotional numbness with people and relationships
  • Loss of interest in activities/avoidance
  • Irritability
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Sleep problems
  • Recurring nightmares or re-experiencing the event with flashbacks
  • Psychological difficulties around the anniversary of the event each year

Depression and anxiety are common among those who suffer from PTSD.

How is PTSD treated?

The goals of PTSD treatment is to improve your symptoms, restore your mental and emotional well-being, and help you cope so you can live a happier, healthier life. Cognitive behavior therapy is often part of a post-traumatic stress disorder treatment plan. For many, talking about the problem and changing thought patterns surrounding it and understanding your fears can be very helpful.

Other traditional treatment methods for PTSD include prolonged exposure therapy, desensitization therapy, and medication.

Alternatively, Dr. Roofian and the experts at Ketamine Medical Institute successfully treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder with an innovative approach called ketamine infusion therapy. Through this intravenous treatment, ketamine interrupts certain receptors in your brain so they can reset themselves. Patients experience changes in mood, outlook, and fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, thus making PTSD less disruptive to your daily life.

This cutting-edge treatment option for PTSD may help you enjoy long-term relief so you can get back to living life to the fullest. If you have PTSD, you don’t have to suffer endlessly. Learn more about ketamine infusion therapy by calling one of the offices in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, or Chula Vista, California, or request an appointment using the online booking system.