Ketamine infusion is highly effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression and anxiety.
Ketamine is a medication usually used in the treatment of neuropathic pain. The aim of a ketamine infusion
is to reduce the level of pain and, at the same time, increase your sensitivity to an algesia.
Probably the biggest benefit of Ketamine infusion therapy is that it is safe to use and Effective treatment when other treatments fail. Few are listed below:
Treats severe depression and chronic pain.
Ketamine is a sedative drug that is specifically used to treat depression and pain-related problems.
It has been proven by research that it can be an effectual antidepressant.
Treats acute suicidality in patients
We need suicide treatments so greatly in psychiatry,says
"researcher Elizabeth Ballard, PhD.Ketamine infusions have also been proven to be an effective treatment for people with suicidal thoughts.
"It is so effective that it has greatly curtailed, and in some cases cured, thoughts of suicide in people after just one 40-60 minute treatment
KETAMINE INFUSION FAQs
What is Ketamine ?
Ketamine is a medication that was first developed in 1962, and is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines.
Ketamine has been found to be effective in treating many conditions such as depression, chronic pain, and PTSD, but is most commonly
used as a surgical anesthetic, and has only been approved by the FDA to be marketed as such.
Is it an Outpatient Procedure?
Yes. All infusions are administered in our clinics in comfortable, private treatment rooms.
How does Ketamine IV work?
Ketamine has been shown to stimulate neuron growth in the brain in just an hour.
Ketamine has also been found to be a strong anti-inflammatory, which is also being studied for its positive effects.
While the studies of “how” continue, the life enhancing results are seen daily at ART.
How long does the infusion takes place ?
About an hour, with an additional half hour of quiet time before discharge.
Is it painful ?
The treatment is essentially pain-free. Other than a small prick while starting the infusion line, you will feel no pain and may even enjoy the experience.
Are there any medicals that will interfere with ketamine treatment?
Yes. Some medicines like Lamictal (lamotrigine) in doses above 150mg/day also can block ketamine efficacy.
Please consult with the physician to discuss if and how to modify your existing medication regimen in order to maximize ketamine’s effectiveness.
Are there health risks?
Ketamine is typically well tolerated, and we are not aware of any significant adverse reactions at the low dose used for this treatment.
Use of Ketamine by people with conditions such as unstable heart disease risks aggravating these conditions.
It is important that you fill out the medical questionnaire fully and truthfully, so we can properly evaluate whether you are medically appropriate for the treatment
What are the common side effects?
Any side effects experienced as a result of Ketamine infusions will go away within an hour of treatment.
The most commonly reported side effects include mild nausea, drowsiness, and a temporary increase in blood pressure.
The nursing staff will closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate throughout the course of the infusion.
Less common side effects include vivid dreams, mood swings, or agitation.
If these types of side effects do occur, they are controlled by adjusting the dosage of Ketamine.
Who can benefit from ketamine infusion?
In study after study, patients with treatment-resistant disorders benefit greatly from ketamine infusion.
The quick, dramatic results empower patients and their care providers to implement treatment plans and healthy
lifestyle changes which improve their long-term state.
What conditions does ketamine infusion therapy treat?
• PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
• OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
• Bipolar Disorder
• Anxiety Disorders
• Chronic Pain
Ketamine infusion is recommended for patients who have major, chronic mood and/or pain disorders, and who have not experienced significant progress with two or more medications. It is used in tandem with psychotherapy, and is safe to use with most antidepressant medications.
What is the difference between ketamine infusions vs nasal spray?
Infusion is the only method that has been widely researched by respected medical teams.
Nasal spray, injections, and other forms of ketamine administration are unlikely to work the same way.
We only offer infusion therapy.
What is the goal of ketamine infusion therapy?
What we want to achieve is a significant improvement in the level of your pain or mood disorder.
With a decrease in your symptoms you can expect to increase your activity level and improve your overall quality of life.