Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rampant in today’s world. They affect people from all walks of life, no matter their background or age.
There are many treatments for mood disorders including psychotherapy, pharmacological agents and helpful techniques such as EDMR, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + more. However, many people find that one or more of these options are not providing lasting relief.
Treatment: 1-4 hours
Frequency: Initial – 6 treatments within 2 weeks.
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a well-researched, dissociative anesthetic that was approved by the FDA in 1970. The World Health Organization lists Ketamine as one of the most essential medications due to its therapeutic effects and wide margin of safety. Ketamine has been used extensively for pediatric and adult treatment in surgery, emergency departments, ambulances, trauma medicine, and war zones.
Over the last decade, Yale University and the National Institutes of Health identified additional benefits of Ketamine in treatment of mood disorders and chronic pain. The use of Ketamine for depression has been named “the biggest discovery in mental health in decades.”
What Symptoms Do we Treat with Ketamine?
- Pain Syndromes: Including CRPS, Migraines, Neuropathic Pain, Restless Leg Syndrome and more.
Treating Chronic Mood + Pain Disorders
Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rampant in today’s world. They affect people from all walks of life, no matter their background or age. According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people around the world have depression, including 16.2 million adults in the United States. Nearly 50% of all people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The reality is we are either watching our loved ones suffer or are experiencing the debilitating effects ourselves.
There are many treatments for mood disorders including psychotherapy, pharmacological agents and helpful techniques such as EDMR, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + more. However, many people find that one or more of these options are not providing lasting relief. A study in 2008 has found that most antidepressant drugs work no better than that of a placebo. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2253608/
In 2000, Yale University research studies started showing positive results for treatment using low-dose ketamine infusions. Low-dose ketamine infusion therapy has been providing more scientific research and relief for those suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and pain syndromes.
How does this physiologically happen? There are still many studies being conducted that are attempting to understand this further. We currently believe that ketamine plays a role in the NMDA receptor blocking pattern, increasing a level of glutamate between neuronal synapses. Increased optimal and healthy pathways are formed and strengthened in the brain that were not able to before as a direct result of the chronic psychological or pain condition. Neurogenesis results.
Ketamine infusion therapy allows for a reset of your brain and neuronal connections, effectively lifting you or your loved one out of the chronic state of despair. Some people who have lived their entire lives in a state of depression, anxiousness, fear, or pain are finding relief and are truly living life again in a profound and meaningful way.
If you or your loved one are suffering and conventional treatments have not worked, low-dose ketamine infusion therapy may provide the relief you are seeking.
If you are considered treatment-resistant with chronic mood or pain conditions (by failing two or more therapeutic measures, i.e., therapy and/or medicative) you would be applicable for a “New Client Consultation”, where you would fill out paperwork and meet with the provider.
How Much Do Ketamine Infusions Cost?
Mood Protocols: $400/Infusion OR $2000 for a 6 session pack (Recommended)
These infusions are indicated for depression, suicidal ideations, anxiety, OCD, PTSD
Typical recommendations are six infusions over a 2-3 week period.
- Comprehensive physical exam and vital sign monitoring by staff
- 40-60 min Ketamine Infusion + Recovery
- Pre and post-infusion discussion to integrate healing session
1-2.5 Hour Ketamine Infusion: $600/infusion OR $5,000 for a 10 session package
3-4 Hour Ketamine Infusion: $1000/infusion OR 7,000 for a 10 session package
These infusions are typically indicated for patients suffering from mood and chronic debilitating pain syndromes that co-exist.
Typical recommendations are six to eight infusions over a 1-2 week period, then 2-4 follow up sessions every 2-4 weeks after.
You will be able to talk with the provider to find what plan is best for you. We always try to find the plan that works best for the patient.
A picture of a neuron. The neuron below shows new dendritic formations, or new neural growth, within just 2 hours of receiving ketamine. Found at: https://revitalistclinic.com/ketamine-treatment-knoxville/
‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.