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KETAMINE INFUSION Treatments
The wide range of chemical processes that occur in the human brain are very complex and fully understanding them is something that neurobiologists spend their entire lives doing.
What is Ketamine
Ketamine is a commonly used anesthetic in operating rooms around the world. The dosage for treating depression and chronic pain is well below what is typically used in the operating room. ketamine has been identified and implemented as a valuable and highly effective treatment for patients with depression, suicidal ideations, anxiety, certain pain disorders, and other conditions. It is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines.
Who We Are
ketamine icm Team
Ketamine ICM’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care, and therapy for people suffering from afflictions where Ketamine infusions have proven to be a successful treatment option while actively researching Ketamine’s efficacy to treat additional conditions.
We recognize Ketamine therapy is only part of a patient’s road to recovery and for a patient to truly be successful they will need to seek additional therapy and support in conjunction with improving their life skills through exercise, diet, and focus on wellness.
We are the ketamine infusion clinic and office-based medication assisted treatment.
Are there any side effects while doing Ketamine?
Patients commonly feel tired following an infusion. On rare occasion, some patients experience nausea after an infusion. If so, we have medication that can relieve this. If you are prone to nausea, we can administer a prophylactic before the infusion to help prevent it. Side effects usually dissipate within a few hours and are completely gone by the following day. There are zero long-term or permanent side effects of IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy when administered by a responsible clinician in a medical setting. As for addiction reasons, there is no evidence of increased risk for ketamine abuse among patients who have been treated for pain and depression with the IV infusions.
While many people who have benefitted from Ketamine therapy traveling to places like Atlanta and Gainesville, clients living in Athens, Georgia and nearby cities & towns now enjoy the convenience of getting the treatments locally with Help Specialist. Many other potential new clients are curious about how ketamine infusion therapy works. These individuals are happy to learn that the procedure is pleasant and provided by a team that includes highly trained anesthesia providers. After all, Ketamine is an anesthetic and who better to direct the infusion of an anesthetic agent.
At Help Specialist, our goal is to ensure your visits are as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Most of our clients find the procedure painless and they are usually surprised to realize that they may be experiencing positive benefits as soon as a few hours after the treatment.
While no outcome of Ketamine therapy can be guaranteed, the experience of the team at Help Specialist is very positive and encouraging. There are many clinical trials and peer reviewed research studies that have demonstrated that Ketamine infusions result in positive benefits for between 70-80% of those who have the therapy. Since we are not in clinical trials, we can tailor a treatment regimen that individualizes the dosage and frequency of infusions that may optimize the chances of success.
You cannot eat 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. You may have clear liquids up to two hours before your appointment.
The word infusion alone can create some questions. Some studies have demonstrated that the infusion method of delivery often provides benefits that may be optimal to injections that are more like "shots" as people may call them, meaning intramuscular or subcutaneous injections.
A Ketamine infusion at Help Specialist will be administered over 40 minutes as tolerated for the mood disorder protocol. The doses used for mood disorders are less than used in an anesthetic application so you won't lose consciousness during the Ketamine treatment. While receiving the infusion, some clients may have an altered perception of color and time. And most patients find the experience, scientifically referred to as a dissociative experience, to be pleasant.
Once the treatment is complete, the drugs effects usually wear off over 15-30 minutes. Clients leave the clinic feeling like themselves except for a mild tiredness. There are no "flashbacks" or other delayed effects.
Patients commonly feel tired following an infusion. On rare occasion, some patients experience nausea after an infusion. If so, we have medication that can relieve this. If you are prone to nausea, we can administer a prophylactic before the infusion to help prevent it. Side effects usually dissipate within a few hours and are completely gone by the following day. There are zero long-term or permanent side effects of IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy when administered by a responsible clinician in a medical setting.