Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used in emergency departments and operating rooms for many decades. It has a well-proven safety profile. Now this medication is a promising treatment for some cases of major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain.
IV Ketamine infusion therapy offers those who suffer from treatment-resistant depression and other mood disorders hope for successful treatment and a more satisfying, healthy life.
Ketamine works by binding to various receptors in the brain to promote regrowth and connections between brain cells that help regulate one’s mood. Ketamine IV infusion targets NMDA receptors in the brain. It binds to these receptors, increasing the amount of the neurotransmitter glutamate in the space between neurons. Glutamate activates connections in another receptor called the AMPA receptor, releasing additional molecules that help neurons communicate along new pathways. This process of synaptogenesis improves mood, cognition, and thought patterns. Ketamine also influences depression in other ways by reducing signals that trigger inflammation, which is linked to mood disorders.
Ketamine treatments at sub-anesthetic doses are administered directly to the patient's bloodstream, taking effect immediately and lasting several days to weeks.
Patients typically receive a series of six infusions over two to three weeks as part of an induction phase. After that, the maintenance period begins, and patients typically return for one infusion every two to six weeks.
SmartClinic IV Ketamine offers relief and hope to those who suffer from specific treatment-resistant conditions. It is our priority to provide a comfortable, and safe environment for every patient while closely monitoring their progress.
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