Other Uses for Ketamine
Ketamine Injections have also been found to alleviate symptoms from the following mood disorders and mental conditions:
Patients suffering from Chronic Anxiety can expect good, and sometimes, remarkable social and physical anxiety reduction by the third to fourth dose in their Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Ketamine Injections are effective at reducing those uncomfortable physical anxiety symptoms like rapid heart rate and breathing, feeling jumpy and jittery, and fidgeting.
Patients that suffer from Bipolar Disorder are more at risk than patients with other mental health issues. Bipolar Disorder is a form of depression and according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, depression is the worldwide leading cause for disability claims. Bipolar disorder can reduce a patient’s lifespan by as much as nine years. More than 20% of patients who suffer from Bipolar Disorder contemplate suicide, making Ketamine Infusion Therapy an appealing alternative treatment to traditional therapies.
Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)
Patients with this condition have continued to suffer with their depression despite trying many different medications. It’s not the patient’s faul, nor is it the provider making bad recommendations. Treatment-Resistant Depression is of course, going to reject medications. This condition persists no matter what therapies are tried. The good news is that 75% or more patients respond to Ketamine Infusion Therapy, with expected results after one to four infusions. Ketamine Injections even work on late-life TRD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Patients with PTSD often suffer for years, sometimes even decades, with this debilitating disorder, which frequently resists treatments and therapies. Ketamine Infusion Therapy is an effective treatment for PTSD by repairing the pathways affected by glutamate. Glutamate is the neurotransmitter responsible for managing stress responses and forming new memories. Ketamine rewires the glutamate connections, effectively bypassing traumatic memories.
Chronic Pain and Neuropsychiatric Syndromes
Patients who suffer from chronic pain disorders, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS), live in a world of perpetual pain, inflammation, and spasms. Chronic pain is often accompanied by insomnia and emotional distress, further adding to the suffering of this debilitating condition. Ketamine Infusion Therapy is an optimal treatment for CRPS because it treats the pain along with the depression caused by living with chronic pain.
Additional Disorders Treatable with Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Conditions such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Anorexia Nervosa, Tinnitus, and even Alcohol and Drug Addiction can now be treated with Ketamine Infusion Therapy.
Find Help From the Team at Sage Neuroscience Center
If you have any of these conditions or disorders and are looking for solutions, please make an appointment with Sage Neuroscience Center to discuss treatments available to you. At Sage, our ambition is to support the needs of the community.
We collaborate with insurance companies in an effort to offer affordable and accessible healthcare. We also offer options for private pay.