Ketamine for Trauma

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Ketamine for Trauma Patients

For many people, the effects of trauma, especially childhood trauma, can last a lifetime. But there is new hope in the form of ketamine for trauma treatments. Unlike traditional antidepressants which can take weeks or even months to provide relief from symptoms, ketamine for trauma provides immediate relief in many patients. In addition, ketamine is non-addictive in a therapeutic setting and has few side effects. This makes it an ideal treatment for both teenagers and adults who are experiencing long-term effects of psychological or emotional trauma.

What are Psychological and Emotional Traumas?

Psychological and emotional trauma are a type of psychological injury that occur due to frightful or distressing events and experiences that cause us to feel helpless and unsafe. It can result from a single event such as a severe accident or from an ongoing experience such as having a troubled childhood, bullying, or discrimination.

Both types of traumas can lead to a number of short- and long-term mental health problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, addiction, or alcoholism. Studies have shown that children who experience trauma are more likely to suffer from other mental health issues as adults.

Coping with trauma that results due to a manmade or natural disaster can pose challenges —even if you were not directly involved. While it’s unlikely you will be a direct victim of a plane crash, mass shooting, or terrorist attack, most of us are constantly bombarded with disturbing videos and images on the news and social media of people who have been. Even just being exposed to this type of content can cause your nervous system to become overwhelmed, resulting in distress to your brain.

Childhood Trauma and Fear of Future Trauma

Traumatic events happen to everyone. Whether or not a person ends up significantly psychologically or emotionally traumatized from an event depends on their current mental and emotional state. Those who have recently suffered a series of losses, are under heavy stress, or have been traumatized before, especially if the previous trauma stems from childhood, are more likely to end up affected by a traumatic event. Childhood trauma can result when a child is unable to feel emotionally secure or their sense of personal safety is endangered by anything including:

  • Being separated from a parent
  • An unsafe or unstable environment
  • Invasive doctor visits or medical procedures
  • Illness that is severe
  • Verbal, physical, or sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Domestic violence

Experiencing trauma in childhood often leaves the victim feeling the effects throughout their adult life. If childhood traumas are left unresolved, they can result in a sense of dread, fear, and helplessness that carries over into adulthood. Using ketamine for childhood trauma can be highly effective to move deep seeded emotions. 

Symptoms of Psychological and Emotional Trauma

Everyone responds to trauma differently. Quite often, there are physical symptoms in addition to emotional reactions. It is important to know there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to feel. Your response to trauma may be unique to you, so try not to judge your reactions or compare them to other people’s.

Emotional symptoms may include:

  • Feeling numb or disconnected
  • Self-blame, shame, and guilt
  • Disbelief, shock, or denial
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Hopelessness
  • Withdrawing from friends and loved ones


Physical symptoms from trauma can include:

  • Being startled easily aka “jumpy”
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Heart racing
  • Nightmares or insomnia


Regardless of when your trauma occurred, or how severe your symptoms are, Daytryp Health and a ketamine for trauma treatment plan can put you on a path to healing and wellness. 

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What is Ketamine for Trauma? 

Ketamine is a medication typically used for anesthesia. However, recent studies have shown that it can be highly effective in treating trauma, especially the long-term effects of childhood trauma. When someone experiences trauma, it can cause a great deal of psychological injury. This damage can manifest in several ways, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment for all these conditions.

Ketamine for trauma works by increasing levels of a neurotransmitter called glutamate in the brain, which restores synaptic connections that have been disrupted or damaged by trauma. Ketamine has shown to be a highly effective treatment for resolving childhood trauma, especially for those who have not responded well to other treatments.

Is Ketamine for Trauma Right for You?

If you have experienced any type of psychological or emotional trauma that has resulted in a loss of quality of emotional, mental, or physical health, ketamine infusions for trauma can help. Ketamine can be extremely beneficial to those who have not responded to other forms of treatment such as psychotherapy or medications such as antidepressants or pain relievers.

While ketamine provides immediate relief from both emotional and physical symptoms of trauma, it often helps to heal the underlying and deeply embedded traumatic memory itself. Because ketamine allows patients to experience relaxed defenses and a more flexible attitude, it provides the ability to examine the traumatic event more easily, without the level of reactive symptoms that could arise without it, allowing for new perspectives and shifts in how we may process memories.

If you would like to learn more about how ketamine for trauma therapy can help you, please contact Daytryp Health today.

Ketamine for Trauma FAQs

Ketamine helps treat trauma in a couple of ways. First, it regulates levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain, which helps restore synaptic connections that have been damaged by the symptoms of trauma. Second, it creates an alternate state of consciousness that is often described as tranquil and euphoric. Being in this state allows the patient to revisit memories that may otherwise cause discomfort. Patients often report being able to view the memory from a different perspective, thus allowing for it to be released, facilitating healing.