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Ketamine Therapy | A New Treatment Option
Ketamine therapy is becoming increasingly popular as research and studies prove Ketamine is safe and effective. Ketamine has been at the forefront of mental health solutions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. Although we don’t yet understand the full scope of benefits Ketamine offers, it is clear that Ketamine provides relief, unlike other medications. Millions of men and women across the nation suffer from some form of mental illness or other ailment accompanied by mental illness. Often traditional medication has little effect or none at all. Treatment-resistant disorders and symptoms are common as well. Ketamine is a new treatment option to help patients find relief and healing not found before.
If you struggle with mental illness or have not found the relief and recovery you deserve, Ketamine may be right for you. Ketamine Therapy LA is the premier provider of Ketamine therapy treatments for men and women in Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Learn more about Ketamine therapy treatments and how you can benefit from Ketamine by calling us today at 323-650-9883.
Benefits of Ketamine
- Improve Overall Mental Wellness
- Near Instant Relief (after just one infusion)
- Reconnect and Rewire the Brain
- Ideal for Treatment-Resistant Symptoms
- Effective Alternative to Opioid Medications
- Increase Mental Adaptability
- Psychological Causes of Mental Health are Targeted
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a synthetic drug. It was discovered decades ago in the 60s and later approved by the FDA in 1970 for medical use as an anesthetic. Ketamine has been popular since its discovery, first as an anesthetic, then as ‘special k’ while it was misused on the streets, and now as an exciting treatment for mental health. Years of research and clinical studies have been dedicated to understanding Ketamine and how it benefits the mind and body. Ketamine has been studied to treat mental health and even chronic pain and addiction. Much of the research done on Ketamine has thus far proven that Ketamine does indeed improve mental and physical wellness.
How Does Ketamine Work?
Ketamine works differently from traditional medications. Yale research labs show Ketamine to trigger Glutamate production in the brain. Glutamate is a powerful neurotransmitter. It is a complex process responsible for creating new neural connections. This is the key to allowing the brain to reconnect and rewire itself. As it does this, the mind becomes more adaptable and can release trauma. Dr. John Krystal of Yale Psychiatry states that “with most medications, like Valium, the anti-anxiety effect you get only lasts when it is in your system. When the Valium goes away, you can get rebound anxiety.” He also describes how Ketamine is different by saying, “when you take Ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow. It’s the reaction to Ketamine, not the presence of Ketamine in the body that constitutes its effects.”
Ketamine Therapy Treatment Applications
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Treatment-Resistant Depression
- Suicidal Ideation
- OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder)
- Chronic Pain
Ketamine Therapy Treatments | What to Expect
Ketamine is administered via infusion and at lower doses than required for anesthesia. Each infusion session takes approximately 40 – 60 minutes. These sessions are closely monitored and take place in controlled, comfortable environments. A series of 10 infusions are typically prescribed for a full treatment course. At Ketamine Therapy LA, a board-certified anesthesiologist performs Ketamine therapy treatments. As Ketamine is becoming more popular, it is good to note that this medication is most familiar to and utilized by anesthesiologists. Protect your health and investment by choosing a qualified provider for your ketamine therapy treatments.
Ketamine Therapy Side Effects and Risk
As Ketamine continues to be studied by scientists and researchers across the nation, more benefits and side effects of this Ketamine are being brought to light. Dr. Masand, chairman of COPE (Centers of Psychiatric Excellence), said that “most side effects are mild and transient.” Ketamine therapy studies show that this treatment administered at lower doses will provide mild, stimulating effects.
Side effects and risk that may occur with Ketamine Therapy include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- The dissociation or out-of-body experience may be uncomfortable
- Lower urinary tract pathologies and/or Cystitis may occur with long-term ketamine therapy at high doses
- Distortions of time and space
- Pronounced and persistent neuropsychiatric symptoms may occur.
- The use of mood-altering drugs (such as alcohol, opioids, cannabis, and more) may not be safe to use with Ketamine therapy treatments.
- Severe, schizophrenia-like perceptions and symptoms may be experienced (at higher doses of ketamine therapy)
- Potential increase of blood pressure and pulse
To avoid dangers to mental well-being and overall health, it is crucial to choose a provider with extensive knowledge in all aspects of Ketamine (side effects, treatment applications, and more). Providers that are fully aware of risks and side effects will be able to offer safer, more effective Ketamine therapy for you.
Ketamine Therapy in Clinical Studies
Ketamine has excellent potential for improving depressive symptoms, anxiety, and overall mental health. This potential has drawn the attention of many scientists and researchers over recent years. Therefore, many clinical studies are being done on ketamine in various treatment applications.
Dr. John Krystal, Chief of psychiatry at Yale University, spoke about Ketamine therapy, saying, “We’re reaching out in a new way to patients who have not responded to other kinds of treatments and providing, for some of them, the first time that they’ve gotten better from their depression.” Dr. Krystal further went on to say that “when ketamine is in your system, you’ll likely have the dissociative effects, but that’s not the treatment…the ketamine treatment is the reaction of your brain to ketamine, how your brain responds to exposure to ketamine.”
One provider, Dr. Stewart, has seen tremendous success with ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression. Many of his patients report dramatic improvements in their symptoms of depression. Dr. Stewart comments on these results, saying, “When people come out of this really profound experience, they have a lot to say, and these are people who have a lot of baggage and a lot of experiential pain. A lot of times, ketamine leads to unpacking of that baggage.” So far, 30% of his patients that have completed an entire series of ketamine therapy treatments for depression have never had to come back. Those that do return are receiving boosters that eventually get further and further apart until they no longer need to return.
This treatment is helping countless individuals. Across the nation, many other providers are experiencing similar outcomes with ketamine therapy for anxiety, OCD, chronic pain, PTSD, and more. Outstanding and incredible results are possible with Ketamine therapy.
The Cost of Ketamine Therapy
The cost of Ketamine therapy varies per patient. Unfortunately, most insurance companies will not cover the cost of this treatment. However, Ketamine Therapy LA works with patients to create a personalized treatment plan based on each person’s unique needs and budget. Speak with a professional at Ketamine Therapy LA to know more about the cost of Ketamine for you.
Why Choose Ketamine Therapy LA
Dr. Sirak is the Ketamine provider of Ketamine Therapy LA. He has been administering Ketamine for over ten years and is dedicated to providing men and women both beauty and wellness for their mental and physical health. Men and women choose Dr. Sirak and Ketamine Therapy LA for their dedicated care and outstanding results. Patients here start with a pre-infusion interview and will have a post-infusion debriefing. At Ketamine Therapy LA, you will receive the highest standard of care right from the start.
Ketamine Therapy in West Hollywood and LA
Gain a new lease on life by choosing Ketamine Therapy LA for Ketamine treatments. Ketamine Therapy LA is dedicated to providing this revolutionary treatment to all West Hollywood and Los Angeles areas. Schedule a FREE consultation with us, and we can help you learn if Ketamine is right for you. Call us at 323-650-9883 or fill out the online form to get started today.
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