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From PTSD to Living Freely with Ketamine Infusions

ABC Network’s GMA3 is a morning news show covering health and lifestyle topics. In November 2023, co-host Eva Pilgrim covered the story of a young woman who was a bystanding survivor during the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. After being diagnosed with PTSD, the woman struggled to find relief. 

“I didn’t think I’d make it to my 21st birthday,” she said in her interview. Thanks to ketamine infusion therapy, paired with talk therapy, she now has hope. 

“Typical antidepressants take about two months to bring results. Ketamine infusions take about 24 hours in many people,” said Dr. John Crystal, interviewed in the GMA3 coverage. Dr. Crystal has been studying ketamine at Yale University for over 30 years. “I think of ketamine as an intervention that is part of an overall treatment,” he continued. 

The History of Ketamine Infusions

Originally known for its use as an anesthetic, ketamine has emerged as a groundbreaking treatment option for depression, PTSD, and anxiety. This transformation began as researchers noticed its profound and rapid antidepressant effects in patients receiving the drug for anesthesia. As research progressed, it became evident that ketamine's impact on mood regulation went beyond its anesthetic properties. With careful exploration and clinical trials, doctors began to administer ketamine off-label for mental health conditions, often achieving remarkable results where traditional treatments, such as SSRIs, had failed.

Treating PTSD and Beyond

Today, ketamine infusion therapy is increasingly recognized as a promising option for those seeking relief from the burdens of depression, PTSD, and anxiety, offering hope and healing to many. At Freedom Ketamine Treatment Centers, we offer personalized, cutting-edge ketamine infusion care to patients throughout the DC metropolitan area. Some of the factors that set our practice apart include: 

  • Physician-guided treatment: All care is overseen by skilled physicians who prioritize 

  • patient well-being and safety.

  • Proven effectiveness: Ketamine infusion therapy has been clinically proven to provide rapid relief from symptoms, often when other treatments have failed.

  • Personalized approach: We understand that every individual is unique, which is why we tailor our treatment plans to suit each patient’s specific needs and circumstances.

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Freedom Ketamine Treatment Centers is ready to support your next step

Make 2024 Your Year of Prioritizing Mental Healthcare

With insurance reimbursement, HSA and FSA acceptance, and clear-cut pricing, our practice stands out as an honest partner in your mental wellbeing. The first step in our care procedure includes a free phone consultation with one of our Board-Certified physicians. We have six locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, and have been providing this care in the DMV since 2016. Book your phone consultation today and take the first step toward improved symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

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