Break Free From Depression, Stress and PTSD with Ketamine Therapy.
The Benefits of Ketamine Therapy
While Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for over 50 years, recent research illuminates exciting new uses for Ketamine. Ketamine often produces quicker and more effective results than standard mental health treatments like antidepressants. Ketamine treatment can begin working immediately and some patients report positive effects within minutes of their first treatment (responses vary depending on the individual patient). Ketamine has been shown to restore brain function by triggering the brain to grow new synaptic connections in a process called synaptogenesis. These new connections can help address mental disorders and other serious conditions that significantly impact your quality of life.
At our medical center, we offer a comprehensive diagnosis and custom treatment plan for individuals who can benefit from ketamine therapy.
Who can benefit from ketamine
Treatment-Resistant Depression – This type of depression does not respond to common depression medications like antidepressants. Treatment-resistant depression can have severe negative effects and create a situation that feels hopeless. Recent research suggests that as many as 70% of patients with treatment-resistant depression experienced rapid relief with low-dose Ketamine treatment. This therapy can change the lives of people who believed their depression was untreatable.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – New research supports Ketamine Therapy as a treatment for PTSD in returning combat veterans and others with PTSD symptoms. The degree of relief can vary among patients.
Anxiety Disorders – Ketamine has shown promise in treating anxiety-related mental disorders to improve quality of life and ease severe symptoms.
Chronic Pain – Ketamine has shown to be effective in treating chronic pain disorders, particularly those that have a neurological component. These include fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), phantom limb pain, and ischemic limb pain.
Improving Brain Function — Ketamine treatment has shown success in improving brain function, including cognition and memory.
Who shouldn’t recieve ketamine
Ketamine treatment has an excellent safety profile. However, it is recommended that people with the following health conditions avoid Ketamine treatment:
- Certain heart or cardiovascular conditions
- Liver disease
- Substance abuse disorders
- Certain psychotic disorders, including a history of drug abuse or dependency on Ketamine
- Pregnant and breast-feeding mothers
- High blood pressure — though patients with hypertension may be considered for treatment on a case-by-case basis
- People with a history of benzodiazepine abuse or a legitimate long-term benzodiazepine protocol may find Ketamine Therapy to be less effective. Sometimes coming off of the medication can improve the therapy’s effects.
We Offer Safe Treatments
Ketamine is given through intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) treatments. The number of treatments is based on your individual needs and the condition you’re seeking to treat. During the therapy session, you will be seated in a comfortable reclining chair with an eye mask and headphones that play calming music. If you experience nausea, a supplemental medication can easily be added to your session to help ease this side effect.
To learn more about treatment options available at our clinic for those looking for ketamine therapy, or to schedule a consultation with one of our medical professionals, give us a call today at (954) 324-7733.
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