PTSD services offered in Levittown, NY


Experiencing a life-threatening or horrific event can sometimes be tough to overcome, resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you develop PTSD symptoms, contact Ketalink Ketamine Center in Levittown, New York. We use ketamine therapy to combat the flashbacks, nightmares, and panic attacks typical of PTSD. Call the office for more information on treating PTSD with ketamine, or complete the online booking form today.


What is PTSD?

PTSD develops when someone experiences a horrifying event that profoundly impacts their mind. Examples of traumas that can result in PTSD include:

  • Military combat
  • Living or working in a war zone
  • Rape and other forms of assault
  • Natural disasters like hurricanes and floods
  • Serious car, air, or rail accidents
  • Fires
  • Collapsing buildings
  • Terrorist attacks

These experiences are often life-threatening, but trauma may also come from seeing other people who are dead or severely injured. First responders often develop PTSD after witnessing the outcomes of these events.

You could also experience PTSD after years of physical or emotional abuse.

While such trauma would severely affect anyone, some people can’t move beyond the experience even after months or years. They become anxious and angry, have problems sleeping, suffer from nightmares, and exhibit extreme reactions to any reminders of the event.

Flashbacks, where you feel like you’re reliving the trauma, are a particular feature of PTSD.

Without treatment, PTSD can affect your ability to work, maintain relationships, and enjoy life’s pleasures. However, with the right help, you can overcome your trauma.

What treatment might help my PTSD?

People with PTSD often avoid reminders of their experiences because of the intense emotions they stir. That makes psychotherapy challenging because patients are often reluctant to discuss their trauma. However, therapy can be immensely beneficial if you find a provider you trust.

Medications like anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants can reduce PTSD symptom severity and help you benefit from psychotherapy.

If your condition doesn’t improve with these treatments, ketamine offers hope for symptom relief.

How does ketamine help me recover from PTSD?

Research indicates that PTSD affects your synaptic connectivity — how information travels through your brain. Ketamine seems to repair these damaged connections and create new ones, enabling you to change harmful thoughts and move on from your trauma.

Repairing and rebuilding in your brain occurs almost immediately with ketamine infusions, effectively relieving PTSD. However, it’s important to continue with maintenance sessions and supportive treatments like psychotherapy because PTSD could return if you don’t.

Treatment requires sitting quietly in Ketalink Ketamine Center’s infusion room while the medication enters your bloodstream. You stay for a while afterward to ensure you suffer no adverse effects before going home.

To learn more about using ketamine to tackle PTSD, call Ketalink Ketamine Center today or book an appointment online.