Mood Disorder Treatable with Ketamine:
Ketamine works by increasing the synaptic connections between nerve cells in the brain. Within one or two treatments, patients report improved moods, energy levels, and higher self-esteem.
More trials are underway, but early science suggests that ketamine offers longer-lasting depression treatment with fewer side effects than traditional drug therapies. Ketamine has also
shown effectiveness against treatment-resistant depression.
Many patients who have not responded to other treatments or experience adverse side effects are restoring their hope with ketamine infusions.
Depression is caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. This mood disorder can compromise a person’s ability to think, feel, and effectively handle daily activities. Left untreated, depression can be characterized by feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, irritability, and persistent anxiety. Typical antidepressants can take weeks or months to work, whereas many patients find relief after their first Ketamine treatment.
How Ketamine Treats Depression
How Ketamine Treats Major Depressive Disorder
Bipolar disorder is an illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior. During the depressive cycle, patients can find it hard to work, or to participate in family or community life. While similar in many ways to major depression, bipolar depression is often accompanied by increased eating and sleeping, and a profound reduction in energy.
How Ketamine Treats Bipolar Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects individuals who have experienced a traumatic situation. Veterans, and survivors of accidents or violence may experience continued fear and stress after the incidents. This condition can disrupt daily activities and minimize your quality of life.
How Ketamine Treats PTSD
Suicidal ideations can be a common, but serious and overwhelming, response to unbearable emotional pain. It often accompanies a preoccupation with death, along with withdrawal from family and friends, and increased anxiety. Ketamine provides some of the fastest and longest lasting anti-suicidal interventions ever seen in a controlled trial.
How Ketamine Treats Suicidal Ideations
Anxiety is one of the most common mood disorders affecting Americans. Anxiety conditions, including social anxiety, separation anxiety, and general anxiety, can prevent people from living their life to the fullest.
How Ketamine Treats Anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often characterized by recurrent thoughts or repetitive ritualized behaviors that a person feels compelled to perform. Most of the common treatments for OCD, such as SSRI medications and cognitive behavioral therapy, have a low rate of success and are often accompanied by many side effects.
How Ketamine Treats OCD
Postpartum Depression is characterized by depressed mood, irritability, significant weight change or change in appetite, changes in sleep patterns, including insomnia or hypersomnia, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and impaired ability to concentrate or make decisions.
How Ketamine Treats Postpartum Depression
Ketamine has been used in hospitals for the past 50 years mostly during surgery in children, adults, and even animals as an anesthetic. More recently Ketamine is being used to help patients with depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD. The doses vary depending on the patient.
The typical regiment is 6 infusions. Mood disorder infusions last approximately 90 minutes. After the initial treatment infusions, patients may need booster infusions.
No. Ketamine Infusions have proven effective in most cases, and it’s the latest treatment for depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD and CRPS.
A patient consultation is required for all patients to determine the treatment plan. Please call us as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.
It is not advisable that you work after treatments. You may resume regular activities the following day.
Insurance will not cover Ketamine infusions, as this leading-edge treatment is considered to be off-label use of the drug. Insurance is only used for the initial patient consultation.