About 6 out of every 100 people – 6% of the population- will have PTSD at some point in their lives. About 12 million adults in the U.S. have PTSD during any given year. Let’s take a deeper look into the causes, symptoms, and some options that might help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is caused by the experience of a traumatic event, or by trauma, as referred to by medical professionals. Trauma can be caused by events such as war, violence and abuse, immigration, public incidents such as protests, and so on. Not all traumatic events cause PTSD, and not everybody who experiences the same event develops PTSD.

Common Symptoms

After trauma, it is normal to have upsetting memories, have trouble sleeping, or feel on edge. At first, it might be hard to resume daily activities such as going to work, school, or spending time with friends and family. However, most people start feeling better after a few weeks or months whereas for some people the symptoms may start later, they may come and go, or they may not subside over time.

If it’s been longer than a few months and thoughts and feelings from the trauma are upsetting you or causing problems in your life, you may have PTSD. If you think you might have PTSD, talk to a medical professional about your symptoms. You can also do a self-assessment test here. If your answers are “yes” to 3 or more questions, you may want to consult your doctor to get a screening for PTSD.

Alternative Options

Research shows that trauma-focused psychotherapies are the most recommended option for PTSD for the average patient. It is important to know that even among the most strongly recommended options, how well a particular option works can vary from one person to the next. At this time, there is no scientific way to know which PTSD option will work best for individuals. For this reason, it is important to talk to your doctor about alternative options which may work best for individual needs.

Ketamine for PTSD

A study conducted by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that low-dose ketamine may reduce symptom severity in individuals with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the improvement is rapid and maintained for several weeks afterward.*

Valor Compounding Pharmacy compounds ketamine as an alternative to antidepressant medications in three forms:

Sublingual ketamine tablets —smaller than a troche (Altoids-like in size) designed to dissolve under your tongue
Ketamine troches —small lozenges designed to dissolve and soothe, similar to a cough drop
Ketamine nasal sprays —known to be a fast-absorbing and fast-acting dosage form

Valor offers flat-rate pricing, free shipping, and fast turnaround to provide healthcare professionals and patients with the most accommodating compounding pharmacy service possible. Click on the link to find out more about flat rate ketamine pricing.


About Valor Compounding Pharmacy

Valor Compounding Pharmacy™, Inc. is a multi-state licensed 503A facility housing both sterile and non-sterile laboratories, located in Berkeley, CA. Valor is a specialized pharmacy that makes custom medications to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. Our goal is to reinvent pharmacy from a reactive vendor to a proactive partner in patient health care. We do that by optimizing turnaround time, being data-driven, and reducing patient anxiety. Our focus is on non-sterile and sterile, hazardous and non-hazardous compounded medication, and we work with a network of providers, patients, health systems/institutions, and research scientists in multiple states in the United States.

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* Low Dose Ketamine Infusion for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20050596