Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Imaging Analysis Suggests How Ketamine Treatment Might Have Helped Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms in Trial Subjects

Imaging Analysis Suggests How Ketamine Treatment Might Have Helped Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms in Trial Subjects

A new study has analyzed detailed brain imaging data of individuals with chronic PTSD who were treated in a clinical trial with ketamine. Results suggest that improvements in PTSD symptoms that were observed in the trial were related to specific ketamine-induced changes in connectivity between several brain regions.

The new results offer clues about how ketamine may alter brain function in PTSD and may also have therapeutic implications.