KETAMINE INFUSION AND THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
Mental health experts and researchers are starting to recognize Ketamine Infusion efficiency in treating depression and other mood disorders.
Ketamine Infusion, in coordination with therapy, has proven to be a safe and effective way of alleviating symptoms of major depressive disorder, bipolar depression, severe anxiety and the like. It’s also a great alternative treatment for those who do not respond well with conventional methods of treatment.
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WHAT IS KETAMINE?
Listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Organization, Ketamine is an anesthetic that’s been used in as early as 1960s and has been one of the most widely used drugs in modern medicine. It’s got a safe history in the surgical community and is mostly used in the pediatric field. It’s used for treating chronic and extreme physical pain when other modalities have failed.
HOW DOES KETAMINE INFUSION WORK?
Ketamine blocks the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor, one of the three major glutamate receptors. Essentially, doing this results in an increase of glutamate which in turn, initiates a cascade of neurobiological events that experts and researchers believe is a key reason in Ketamine’s antidepressant effects.
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AFTER INFUSION THERAPY
Following the treatment, you may experience slight symptoms as mentioned above. You should not drive a car or operate heavy machinery for the rest of the day. Your improvements will be assessed each infusion session to make sure you are being treated appropriately. The results of the treatment will vary individually, based on your mental health history, severity and duration. Maintenance or “booster” infusions may be necessary; the intervals will depend on your specific situation and the collaborative recommendations of your mental health provider.
WE’RE NOT JUST A CLINIC
Unlike other ‘busy’ clinics that run 8-10 rooms at the same time and leave your care entirely to technicians, we pride ourselves in providing the highest possible level of care during this delicate time. You will be taken cared of by a board-certified anesthesiologist from the the time you come in to our office, up to the time you are ready to leave.
We are a boutique practice. We treat every patient as a unique individual, equally with compassion and respect. We have in-house mental clinicians who will work with us collaboratively to make sure you get complete individualized care and maximize your chance for recovery.
WE ENSURE YOUR SAFETY
A board certified anesthesiologist will be with you and readily available throughout all your treatments. We are more than equipped to handle any unexpected reactions during your infusions, making sure you are safe and comfortable at all times.
WE LISTEN AND MEASURE
We listen to your story and what your experiences are before, during, and after your treatments to make sure you are heading the right trajectory towards healing and recovery. We also measure your progress concretely throughout the treatment process.
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