Ketamine Intravenous IV Infusion Therapy
What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Most people have never heard of Ketamine Infusion therapy. In fact, most people have only ever heard of ketamine as an anesthetic or as a club drug. Tests for ketamine as a depression treatment began in the late 1990s, when psychiatrist Dennis Charney, MD and a team of researchers saw that patients with severe depression, who were undergoing operations, were given ketamine and subsequently experienced fewer symptoms. Since then, extensive studies about its rapid impact on depression and anxiety as part of an infusion therapy program have been made. The dosing of ketamine is critical. When used for treatment it is given in 1/10 to 1/20th the dose for anesthesia and is given slowly over 45 minutes rather than over 1 to 10 seconds.
Symptoms that have seen improvement, often within hours, include moodiness, decreased concentration, low self-esteem, impaired sleep, decreased sexual desire, impaired appetite, and suicidal thoughts. In fact, the recent study at Yale University showed that ketamine can re-establish interrupted nerve connections that are necessary to process and overcome traumatic memories.
What Can Ketamine Treat?
Ketamine Infusion therapy treatment can be very effective in relieving the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. Several scientific studies, including those conducted at the National Institutes of Mental Health and Yale University, have shown that even a single low dose of intravenously administered ketamine can dramatically improve symptoms associated with depression.
Ketamine Infusion therapy can result in positive treatment outcomes for the following disorders:
Severe or Chronic Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Partum Depression (PPD)
Although Ketamine IV Infusion therapy can significantly improve your symptoms, it is important to remember that it is not a cure. Continued follow up care with a psychiatrist is strongly recommended in order to adequately monitor your response and provide appropriate follow up care, which may include single booster Ketamine IV treatments, medication management and/or therapy.
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Ketamine IV Infusion Therapy coordinated at FBH, is a safe, reliable treatment tailored to your unique medical profile. A trained Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified provider will administer the therapy using state-of the-art technology and monitor and evaluate your response and progress carefully. Each treatment session is in a comfortable treatment room and lasts about 45 minutes.