Treating Emotional Pain

Anxiety

If you’ve tried medications, as well as behavioral therapies, and your anxiety still controls your life, then Combination Infusion Therapy with Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy may provide the solution you need to restore your life to normalcy.

During your infusion treatments, you will receive low doses of Ketamine in a controlled and monitored environment. Our doctors understand how Ketamine works in the brain and body because the drug is used as an anesthetic in the operating room.

With 4-6 infusions over a 2-3 week time frame, studies have shown that Ketamine quickly creates new neural connections in your brain and essentially rewires the pathways to restore normal function.

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“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”

—Dan Millman

Anxiety

It is normal for patients to feel anxious or worried about infusion treatments at first. Our approach is very meticulous and deliberate and we will slowly (but steadily) work towards finding “your optimal dose”. Every patient is different and requires different amounts of medicine depending on their biology and psychology. When you receive Ketamine at our clinic you are doing so in the safest way possible – administered and monitored by a team of medical professionals who are prepared for any possible (and very unlikely) emergencies. This allows you to relax and focus on getting the most from your treatment.

Within a few minutes of receiving Ketamine via infusion you will feel a sense of euphoria, calm and even a bit dissociated. Most patients report feeling a sense of relief and a cessation of anxiety within minutes. Depending on the dose you are receiving this may fluctuate in intensity. Our anesthesiologists can monitor how you’re feeling and adjust the dose to ensure your experience is pleasant.

Depression

Many of our patients have tried traditional or even invasive treatments for depression with little improvement in their symptoms. These prior treatments may include a variety of medications, psychotherapy, and even costly transcranial magnet stimulation (TMS) or memory erasing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

We take an integrated approach to depression by using Combination Infusion Therapy to treat your brain, body and mind with a series of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions.

Studies have shown that ketamine works by rapidly increasing levels of the largest neurotransmitter in the brain - Glutamate. Glutamate is the most important neurotransmitter for normal brain function. Additionally, ketamine is thought to grow new (or repair damaged) neural connections, allowing the brain a chance to heal.

Under the careful monitoring of our clinical team you will receive a series of 4-6 intravenous Ketamine infusions over a 2-3 week period. We have found that this treatment plan, and use of our unique dosing protocols, results in a success rate of more than 85% among those who suffer from treatment-resistant depression.

Depending on your situation, we may also add a NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) therapy to enhance the results of the ketamine, restore your energy, and regulate your stress response.

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“Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, coupled with no urge to be productive.”

—Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW

Depression

About 60% of people with depression aren’t helped by the first antidepressant they try, and about 30% don’t respond to several attempts at treatment. Researchers still don’t know why so many don’t people respond well to “anti-depressants” such as SSRIs, SNRIs, etc. Treatment Reistant Depression can be defined as Depression that doesn’t respond to two (or more) different antidepressants from different classes.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Sometimes the positive effects of treatment can be seen within minutes of completion. Typically after the third infusion for patients being treated for depression, we will know if ketamine is producing the desired results. Patients and their friends or family members may notice significant changes in mood and behavior almost immediately.

Following the initial series of six treatments, we expect to see significant improvement that lasts from a few weeks to several months. Typically a “booster” ketamine infusion treatment is required after that time period to maintain relief of symptoms.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a serious mental condition that afflicts some people develop after experiencing acute shocking, terrifying, or dangerous event as well as prolonged periods during which they don’t feel safe (traumatic childhoods, wars, etc.). It is common that victims of trauma struggle with fear, anxiety, depression and substance abuse issues.

Our Combination Infusion Therapy appraoch has helped many patients overcome the life-altering effects of PTSD, enabling them to recover, feel more “normal” and lead happy, productive and fulfilling lives.

Studies have shown that Ketamine works by rapidly increasing activation of Glutamate, the largest neurotransmitter in the brain. Ketamine is thought to grow new (or repair damaged) neural connections, allowing the brain to heal. When combined with compassionate and mindful psychotherapy, these Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy treatments dramatically improve the chances of healing.

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“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.”

—Bessel van der Kolk, MD

A common misconception about trauma is that only victims of violence (war, violence, rape, accidents, etc.) experience PTSD. Other non-acute causees of PTSD include repeated and prolonged experiences such as domestic violence, emotional abuse/manipulation and illnesses. It is impossible to predict who will exeriencr PTSD and quite common that people experiencing similar events react very differently and are therefore more or less likely to suffer from PTSD.

Mood Disorders

If you have a mood disorder, your general emotional state or mood is distorted or inconsistent with your circumstances and interferes with your ability to function. You may be extremely sad, empty or irritable (depressed), or you may have periods of depression alternating with being excessively happy (mania).

Signs that you are struggling with a mood disorder include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Feel like your emotions are interfering with your work, relationships, social activities or other parts of your life
  • Have trouble with drinking or drugs
  • Have suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Your mood disorder is unlikely to simply go away on its own, and it may get worse over time.

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“The ups and downs are exhausting and leave me feeling so hopeless. It has sapped my motivation to try anything new because I just can't count on things being steady and predictable.”

—OM

A common misconception about trauma is that only victims of violence (war, violence, rape, accidents, etc.) experience PTSD. Other non-acute causees of PTSD include repeated and prolonged experiences such as domestic violence, emotional abuse/manipulation and illnesses. It is impossible to predict who will exeriencr PTSD and quite common that people experiencing similar events react very differently and are therefore more or less likely to suffer from PTSD.

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Whether you are a patient seeking treatment, a healthcare provider wanting to make a clinical referral, or a mental health professional wanting to offer Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) to your patients, we can help.

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