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PTSD Specialist

Megan Baerny, CRNA -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic


Megan Baerny, CRNA

Ketamine Infusion Clinic located in Lake Oswego, OR

About 1 in 11 people Americans will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime. If you’re unable to manage depression, anxiety, or other PTSD symptoms, you can find help at Repose in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Megan Baerny, CRNA, provides in-office ketamine infusion therapies to quickly relieve recurring PTSD symptoms. Find out if ketamine infusion therapy is a treatment option for your PTSD symptoms by requesting a consultation online or calling Repose today.


What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after a frightening or traumatic event.

There’s no clear understanding why some people develop PTSD and others do not. However, you might be at increased risk of developing PTSD if you have a personal or family history of anxiety. 

Some common PTSD triggers include:

  • Physical trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Violence
  • Death of a loved one

If you’re in the military or are a first responder, you might develop PTSD after witnessing violence or traumatic events.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

The symptoms of PTSD usually develop soon after the event, but you could also develop symptoms years later.

Common PTSD symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Flashbacks to the event
  • Isolating yourself from friends and family
  • Difficulty managing your responsibilities

PTSD can also cause you to be easily startled or have severe, unexpected mood swings.

If your PTSD symptoms are not adequately controlled with therapy and medications, the providers at Repose can determine if you are a candidate for ketamine infusions.

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine is a surgical anesthetic medication that can also relieve the constant symptoms of mental health disorders, including PTSD.

The therapy involves low-dose infusions of ketamine through an intravenous (IV) line. The infusion usually lasts around 40 minutes.

Infusions of ketamine provide you with rapid relief from your symptoms, especially in conjunction with therapy with your mental health provider. You should continue to improve in the days after your treatment. You might need a series of ketamine infusions to achieve the best possible symptom relief.

How does ketamine treat PTSD?

Ketamine creates new neural connections in your brain to relieve your symptoms. The medication also binds to the N-methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptors in your brain to increase glutamate levels.

Glutamate is an important neurotransmitter in your brain that helps process and stabilize your moods. By increasing the levels of glutamate, you can find rapid, long-lasting relief from your PTSD symptoms.

Find out how ketamine infusion therapy can treat your PTSD symptoms by calling Repose or requesting a consultation online today.