Ketamine Infusion Therapy
What Is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?
Ketamine Therapy is an exciting and promising psychiatric treatment for major depressive disorder, bipolar depression, OCD, debilitating anxiety and substance use disorders. Ketamine has been safely used for decades in surgeries and emergency departments as an anesthetic and in 2016 the FDA approved a nasal spray version of Ketamine (Esketamine) as a treatment for severe depression with risk of suicide.
At The Grove: Comprehensive Psychiatry and Wellness we have experienced amazing results from ketamine therapy as a treatment and are excited to continue to offer it as a part of our comprehensive treatment approach.
What Does Ketamine Treatment Look Like?
Here at The Grove Psychiatry ketamine infusion therapy will begin with an initial comprehensive evaluation with a psychiatrist to determine if ketamine is an appropriate treatment option for you.
Time in the office ranges from 1.5 to 2 hours.
After being made comfortable in the procedure room, an IV will be placed, vitals will be monitored and the infusion will run for approximately 40 minutes.
What To Expect After a Ketamine Treatment
Following the ketamine infusion the patient will be monitored and can then be picked up by a trusted family member or friend. The patient will need to refrain from driving or making major decisions for 24 hours after the IV infusion.
How quickly are benefits noticed?
Most patients experience relief immediately during and following the infusion. This can last for several days following treatment. Studies show benefits typically last for months or longer after 6 infusions.
How Does Ketamine Work?
Ketamine binds to and blocks the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor which leads to an increase in the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. This mechanism is a hot topic for research and has been connected to multiple mental health disorders. Ketamine provides a dissociative effect meaning that the patient has the sensation of the mind being separated from the body. The combination of these neurochemical and experiential components lead to symptom improvement and give the brain a cognitive "reset".
What Makes The Grove Psychiatry's Approach to Ketamine Infusion Therapy Different?
Here at The Grove Psychiatry we prioritize the healing connection and trust that comes from the Doctor-Patient relationship. This treatment will be done by and monitored directly by your psychiatrist. Your psychiatrist can provide ketamine assisted therapy during the session in order to maximize benefits.
How Much Does Ketamine Therapy Cost?
The initial cost of Ketamine therapy including your initial evaluation with your psychiatrist and treatment are $499.
Patients who join The Grove's premium membership program are eligible to apply discounts towards ketamine infusion. Learn more about the The Grove Membership here.