What Is Ketamine Therapy?
Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic medication that has been in use for over 50 years. It has fast-acting antidepressant properties that mental health professionals have been studying for 25 years. When ketamine is administered through a slow intravenous (IV) drip, it can have calming and therapeutic effects on the regions of your brain that control your mood and behavior. Ketamine Intravenous Therapy has been used to help treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain conditions since the early 2000’s. Typically it is used in cases where patients have not had success treating their condition with conventional therapy or medication.
Ketamine infusion therapy won’t “cure” your depression in a single session, but it has proven to work quicker than conventional antidepressants that must be taken daily for years (or for as long as they work). Instead, ketamine infusions stimulate positive brain changes in several sessions that lead to long lasting symptom relief.
Who Is Ketamine Therapy For?
Ketamine Can Be Helpful in Treating:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depression (major depressive disorder) (MDD)
- Drug & Alcohol Addiction
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Postpartum Depression
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse Trauma
- Suicidal Thoughts (suicidal ideation)
- Treatment-Resistant Depression
- Breakthrough Non-Cancer Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Central Neuropathic Pain
- Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Sickle Cell Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Lyme Disease
- Neuropathic Pain
- New Daily Persistent Headaches (NDPH)
- Painful Limb Ischemia
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Postherpetic Neuralgia (Shingles, Herpes)
- Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain
Ketamine Therapy Treatment Details
After reviewing your medical and psychiatric history, Dr. Johnson will discuss with you if she believes Ketamine could be a beneficial part of your treatment plan. Once approved, our experienced and caring staff at Colorado Recovery Solutions will provide you with Ketamine via IV in micro-anesthetic doses to help relieve treatment resistant depression, bi-polar depression, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, postpartum depression, migraines and chronic pain syndromes.
A series of infusions will be provided over the course of 12-14 days. The treatments will be customized to your individual needs. This initial series of infusions, followed by less frequent maintenance infusions, typically 1-3 months apart, provides the most effective, and lasting relief of symptoms. The benefits of infusion may last anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. You will be closely medically monitored during and after the infusions. If the first 1-2 infusions are tolerated, the full six infusions will be administered. Every patient must be accompanied by a driver at every infusion. You should plan to be in the office for a total of at least 60 minutes for each infusion and post-infusion observation period.
Spravato – A Ketamine Therapy Alternative
Another treatment we offer is Spravato (esketamine). It is a controlled, prescription nasal spray, with FDA indications for:
- Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder (TRMDD) and/or
- Acutely Suicidal Depression.
Spravato must be administered on site, by medically trained staff, over two hours, so that patients can be medically monitored by a nurse or physician. Please note, Spravato is never prescribed for home use. It is commonly prescribed as an augmenting agent in addition to oral antidepressants. This means Spravato can help antidepressants work better. Spravato is covered by most insurances.
Ketamine Payment Options
- Private Pay
*Ketamine Therapy is only available through private pay at the moment. Insurance coverage may be possible in the future.*
$395 per infusion for DEPRESSION
$795 per infusion for CHRONIC PAIN
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