Psychiatric use of Ketamine is relatively recent. There are a growing number of scientific research papers indicating that patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc. may benefit from Ketamine infusions. For these patients we offer Ketamine infusions at a dose that is significantly lower than the anesthetic dose and may produce a very positive response.
All treatments are administered under the direct supervision of a health care professional on our staff. Side effects and contraindications to Ketamine infusions are very few and reviewed prior to treatment starting.
Unlike medications currently used for the treatment of depression, bipolar disortder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc - patients’ response to Ketamine is typically very fast. People who benefit from the infusion treatment experience improvement as soon as within 24 hours. By the second or third session, treatment is definitive (compared to the several weeks it takes for the traditional medications to start working).
On average, 2 out of 3 people (67%) will benefit from the Ketamine infusions. The success rate is reported as high as 70-80%, which is much better than the treatment with conventional antidepressants alone.
Who could benefit from ketamine?
There are millions of people in the United States suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD.
Every day they may struggle to perform simple tasks and even to stay alive. These patients have an extremely low quality of life when conventional antidepressants and other medications do not give them the necessary relief.
Ketamine treatment offers them a new hope.