Your Ketamine Therapy Treatment
Providing The Gold Standard of Care
- IV INFUSION TREATMENTS
- PRIVATE ROOMS
- LUXURY LOUNGE CHAIRS
- VITAL SIGN MONITORING
- OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
- ADVANCED PROTOCOLS
- PATIENT MONITORING
- ADVANCED IV TECHNOLOGIES
At Therapy Reset, we have many processes and standards in place to guarantee the best experience for our patients as they receive their ketamine therapy.
Your experience with us begins with a free, no-obligation call with our skilled clinicians who can answer all your questions about our clinic and ketamine therapy.
Before your first treatment at Therapy Reset, we will conduct a full medical, symptomatic and diagnostic review, evaluation, and consultation to determine how you might to respond low-dose ketamine therapy infusions.
While receiving your ketamine therapy at Therapy Reset, you can enjoy a friendly and inviting atmosphere. We prioritize your peace of mind, comfort, health and safety with private rooms, luxury lounge chairs, ongoing monitoring, and advanced IV technologies.
After your treatment, our caring, compassionate and experienced team will monitor your journey and conduct post-treatment evaluations and consultations.
Why Do I Need Several Treatments & Ongoing Therapy To Be Effective?
For the last two decades, researchers at Yale have led ketamine research by experimenting with using subanesthetic doses of ketamine delivered intravenously in controlled clinic settings for patients with severe depression who have not improved with standard antidepressant treatments. The results have been dramatic: In several studies, more than half of participants show a significant decrease in depression symptoms after just 24 hours. These are patients who felt no meaningful improvement on other antidepressant medications.
Most important for people to know, however, is that ketamine needs to be part of a more comprehensive treatment plan for depression. “Patients will call me up and say they don’t want any other medication or psychotherapy, they just want ketamine, and I have to explain to them that it is very unlikely that a single dose, or even several doses of ketamine alone, will cure their depression,” says Dr. Sanacora. Instead, he explains, “I tell them it may provide rapid benefits that can be sustained with comprehensive treatment plans that could include ongoing treatments with ketamine. Additionally, it appears to help facilitate the creation new neural pathways that can help them develop resiliency and protect against the return of the depression.”
This is why Dr. Sanacora believes that ketamine may be most effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of psychotherapy that helps patients learn more productive attitudes and behaviors. Ongoing research, including clinical trials, addressing this idea are currently underway here at Yale. –JENNIFER CHEN
How Ketamine Therapy Resets Your Brain
Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine therapy can actually repair damaged neural pathways rather than dulling the signals.
When people experience depression, anxiety, pain, and other forms of stress, the brain’s communication system for memory, learning, and higher-order thinking can be damaged. Ketamine is thought to repair this damage on several levels.
Ketamine acts as an N-Methyl D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, meaning that it inhibits the transfer of electric signals between neurons in the brain and the spinal column. This is why ketamine has traditionally been used as a very safe and effective anesthetic in medical and surgical situations for children, adults, and animals for more than 50 years. Because of this effect, ketamine can help train chronic pain without the addictive qualities of opioids.
Ketamine also acts as a glutamate receptor antagonist. Glutamate regulates large regions of the nervous system and is the most prominent neurotransmitter in the brain. When glutamate receptors are overactivated, a person may experience long-term depression. Ketamine works by blocking these glutamine receptors.
Studies have also shown that ketamine enhances the brain’s structural plasticity, or its ability to change its physical structure as a result of learning. If the mind is injured or damaged by disease or stress, neuroplasticity allows it to reset and recover by reorganizing its physical structure.
Ketamine Treatment for Chronic Pain
The anaesthetic ketamine is used to treat various chronic pain syndromes, especially those that have a neuropathic component. Low dose ketamine produces strong analgesia in neuropathic pain states, presumably by inhibition of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor although other mechanisms are possibly involved, including enhancement of descending inhibition and anti-inflammatory effects at central sites. Current data on short term infusions indicate that ketamine produces potent analgesia during administration only, while three studies on the effect of prolonged infusion (4-14 days) show long-term analgesic effects up to 3 months following infusion. The side effects of ketamine noted in clinical studies include psychedelic symptoms (hallucinations, memory defects, panic attacks), nausea/vomiting, somnolence, cardiovascular stimulation and, in a minority of patients, hepatoxicity. The recreational use of ketamine is increasing and comes with a variety of additional risks ranging from bladder and renal complications to persistent psychotypical behaviour and memory defects. Blind extrapolation of these risks to clinical patients is difficult because of the variable, high and recurrent exposure to the drug in ketamine abusers and the high frequency of abuse of other illicit substances in this population. In clinical settings, ketamine is well tolerated, especially when benzodiazepines are used to tame the psychotropic side effects. Irrespective, close monitoring of patients receiving ketamine is mandatory, particularly aimed at CNS, haemodynamic, renal and hepatic symptoms as well as abuse. Further research is required to assess whether the benefits outweigh the risks and costs. Until definite proof is obtained ketamine administration should be restricted to patients with therapy-resistant severe neuropathic pain.
Reset Your Brain. Reset Your Life.
Ketamine therapy can rebuild and reset the neural pathways in your brain that have been damaged by a debilitating mental health condition or chronic pain. The results can be a reduction or elimination of symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder, and more. Patients can experience relief from a single infusion for a few hours to a few weeks. Most courses of treatment include six infusions, which can help reset your brain for life.
WITH MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE
- Thorough Medical Evaluation
- Primary Physician Collaboration
- Symptom & Diagnostic Evaluation
- Post Evaluation Consultation
- Ongoing Monitoring