Ketamine has the ability to go to work right away, unlike most antidepressants, which take weeks, sometimes months, to provide relief. Ketamine Infusion Therapy is an IV procedure performed in-office. Unlike an injection such as a flu shot, the stick of the IV needle can barely be felt because it will not hit muscle, so there is virtually zero pain involved even for people who are sensitive to needles. Our staff will monitor your response during the infusion and you won’t lose consciousness or awareness of your surroundings, as the ketamine dose and rate used for infusions are only a small fraction of what is used in surgery. Please contact our office to discuss Ketamine Infusion Therapy, and to see if it is right for you.
Ketamine For Depression Treatment in Rochester Hills
What Is Ketamine Treatment
Ketamine is a schedule 3 dissociative anesthetic, which has shown promising antidepressant effects that are both rapid and robust. It has been safely used for years as the ideal anesthetic in hospitals and medical settings, as it works without suppressing the respiratory function. At lower doses, it can cause the altered perception of sight and sound, pain relief, and dissociative states, similar to an out of body experience. When used under medical supervision, studies have shown ketamine infusions to have significant effects in healing treatment-resistant depression.
What is the Ketamine Infusion Process?
The ketamine infusion takes place over 40 minutes. You will be seated comfortably in a dimly lit room, with some light music to ensure you are able to relax. You will be in a private room for the duration of the infusion. We will monitor your blood pressure and vitals, and address any concerns that may arise throughout the infusion.
The infusion consists of a small dose of ketamine mixed with a saline solution that will be infused through a syringe and needle. We have a highly-skilled nurse, experienced in meditative practices that we have found helpful in minimizing any discomfort or uneasiness you may have around needles. We make the experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, with our clients leaving with a happier, more relaxed affect.
Is Ketamine for Depression Treatment Safe?
Ketamine has been widely used as an anesthetic for minor procedures since the 1960s. In many countries, it is used by first aid response workers when dealing with minor trauma. The safety of Ketamine is such that it is used as an outpatient anesthetic by non-physicians. The dose used to treat depression is about one quarter (1/4) of the anesthetic dose. Ketamine is very short-acting. The mind-altering effect is frequently compared to mild alcohol intoxication and lasts less than two hours.
Most of the negative effects of Ketamine use are associated with medical errors or high chronic doses of Veterinary grade by recreational drug users (Special K). Ketamine is an FDA approved substance but does not carry an indication for depression treatment.
Are Ketamine Infusions For Depression Right For You?
Are you interested in learning more about Ketamine Infusions for Depression Treatment in Rochester Hills, MI? Contact CRatus Medical Clinic today and schedule your FREE consultation and discover how Ketamine can could help you.