What is ketamine therapy?
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that can rapidly relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Ketamine is widely known for its psychedelic effects which can open the mind up to new perspectives and insights buried deep in the subconscious.
But ketamine can also profoundly affect the biology of the brain by stimulating new neural connections. Major stress and depression weaken synaptic connections, making it more difficult for regions of the brain to communicate. Low-dose ketamine treatments restore impacted or dormant neural circuits by triggering the production of Glutamate, which subsequently promotes BDNF, a protein that encourages neuroplasticity in the brain.
Clinical Results 1
After 6 weeks
50% response rate
20% remission rate
50% of patients with suicidal ideation achieve remission after 6 weeks
After 10 weeks
72% response rate
38% remission rate
No two ketamine experiences are the exact same. But generally people feel a sense of complete peace and calm.
You may feel as if you are floating through a dream or surrounded by bright colors. Or you may find that you feel a sense of dissociation, almost as if you have stepped outside of yourself and are detached from your body, thoughts, and memories. This dissociation creates space for you to experience yourself and your relationships from a new perspective.
Is ketamine safe?
Ketamine is safe when it is administered under the guidance of certified medical professionals.
Will I feel any side effects?
Side effects from IV ketamine treatments are rare, but some patients do report feelings of dizziness, nausea, elevated heart rate, and increased blood pressure. Our clinical staff is on stand-by if you start to feel any side effects.
Is ketamine legal?
Ketamine is regulated by the FDA and legal for medical use in the United States when administered by licensed and credentialed medical providers.
- Oliver, Patrick A., et al. “Clinical Effectiveness of Intravenous Racemic Ketamine Infusions in a Large Community Sample of Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression, Suicidal Ideation, and Generalized Anxiety Symptoms: A Retrospective Chart Review.” Psychiatrist.Com, 19 Dec. 2022, www.psychiatrist.com/jcp/depression/clinical-effectiveness-intravenous-racemic-ketamine-treatment-resistant-depression-suicidal-ideation-generalized-anxiety-symptoms/.