Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Neuro Wellness TMS Centers Of America -  - TMS Specialist

Neuro Wellness TMS Centers Of America

TMS Specialist & Depression Treatment Center located in Coral Springs, FL

Ketamine infusion therapy balances brain chemicals that regulate mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sibyl Simon, MD, and the team at Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America offer ketamine infusion therapy for those whose symptoms don’t improve with medication, as well as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to accelerate insight, growth, and change during talk therapy. To learn if ketamine might help you, call the office in Coral Springs, Florida, or schedule a free consultation online today.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy Q & A

What is ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that produces different results depending on the dose. In a large dose, ketamine is an anesthetic that’s used during surgery. In this role, it’s so safe that it’s often used for children having surgery.

When ketamine is administered at a subanesthetic dose, it has a different impact. Low doses of ketamine alleviate pain and treat psychological disorders, including:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Treatment-resistant depression
  • Bipolar depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Ketamine improves the symptoms of psychological disorders by balancing levels of a brain chemical called glutamate.

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy refers to delivering medication directly into your bloodstream. Ketamine infusion therapy is slowly infused intravenously over the course of several hours. A slow infusion is the most effective method when using ketamine to regulate brain chemicals.

You’re closely supervised throughout your ketamine infusion, and when the treatment is finished, you stay in the office and rest for a while to be sure the medication is out of your system before you go home.

If you respond to ketamine infusion therapy, you may experience a significant and fast improvement in your symptoms. Most patients notice the difference by the end of their first treatment.

What is ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy takes advantage of the dissociative effects of the medication to enhance your experience and achieve results during talk therapy. 

Your provider at Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America either injects ketamine or gives you a pill to take orally. After you take the medication, you relax and have a psychotherapy session.

The dose you receive makes you feel relaxed and more open to talking about your experiences. Ketamine’s dissociative effect helps you to reach into your subconscious and retrieve memories, emotions, and experiences that were locked away.

As you access deep emotional memories and talk about them, your therapist at Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America guides your journey, helping you recognize connections between your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, and how they lead to depression or anxiety.

With your new insight, your therapist can help you learn to change negative patterns and overcome anxiety and depression.

If you would like to learn more about ketamine infusion therapy or ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, call Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America or schedule an appointment online.