Mental health disorders are physical diseases of the brain. These conditions are not simply an unhappy mind or a bad attitude but result from changes in your body’s chemistry. We’re revolutionizing mental healthcare and providing an alternative to traditional methods of depression, PTSD, and anxiety treatment.
Evidence-based scientific research has established the benefits of using Ketamine for mental health/psychiatric disorders. Unlike other delivery methods like IV or injection, Ketamist Therapy (KetaMist™) is innovative in treating a broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions. Ketamist gives you more control, better results, faster, and less time.
Researchers have found that a series of Ketamist treatments can relieve depression for at least 3 to 6 months, allowing the tapering of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. Other benefits include an accelerated “on-ramp” for people suffering from addiction, PTSD, and compulsive behaviors. Multiple studies indicate it is non-addictive and have no significant side effects except mild nausea.
Depression, anxiety, and chronic pain of PTSD can be brutal. If you are living with these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to learn more about Ketamist and available treatment options; call our office today. We can help get you on the path to feeling better than ever.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic used in medicine since the 1960s. The FDA approved it as a treatment for depression in 2017, and it has been used to treat pain by MD’s and dentists across the country.
Ketamine works by affecting the brain’s ability to process pain signals. It blocks NMDA receptors, which are responsible for memory formation and learning. The effects of Ketamine can last from 45 minutes up to 3 hours, depending on the dosage and method of administration. When used as a treatment for depression, it works quickly—in less than an hour.
The premeasured dose is provided under the supervision of your physician. In a relaxing environment, you control the pace of treatment.
Within the mental health management group, we have a relaxation room that provides a safe, private, comfortable place for your journey to begin. The room and the experience are designed to set you at ease and help you feel comfortable while receiving your treatment. The environment has been described as an oasis of zen, a warm nook with twinkle lights and cozy relaxation recliners. A treatment specialist will check with you, take your blood pressure and monitor your progress. It is rare, but if nausea should occur, relief is provided.
You cannot drive or return to work following treatment. Many patients attend along with a comforting friend or family member or we can work with you to arrange a car service via electronic vehicle transportation (EVT app), Uber or Lyft.
A single treatment is $400, with multiple treatments recommended based on mood outcome and feedback you provide before and after to our treatment physician.