Ketamine Offers New Hope For Patients With Severe Depression
What are ketamine injections?
Ketamine Infusions are a medical procedure that the Florida Medical Pain Management team offers to those with severe mental conditions that haven’t responded to traditional treatment. Florida Medical Pain Management offers ketamine infusion therapy in Florida.
Since the 1960s, ketamine has been used to anesthetize surgical procedures. Researchers have discovered that ketamine injections can be used to treat severe depression.
Researchers are still trying to understand how ketamine works. However, it is believed that the medication can repair the damage done by mental illness. They are more open to neurotransmitters, chemicals that regulate mood in the brain.
Which conditions are suited to ketamine infusions
Florida Medical Pain Management offers ketamine infusion therapy to treat many mental conditions. Patients with:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Borderline personality disorder
Alcohol use disorder
Many of these conditions are still experimental. Ketamine infusions can be used to treat them. Florida Medical Pain Management performs thorough examinations to determine if ketamine injections are the right treatment for you.
Ketamine may have many benefits but due to its experimental nature, it is possible to need to test other therapies before you are recommended the breakthrough treatment.
Whatever your needs, Florida Medical Pain Management can provide the support you need to get rid of them.
What should I expect from ketamine infusion therapy treatment?
Outpatient treatment with ketamine infusion therapy can be done at the office. You will be seated in a comfortable chair during your treatment.
A catheter is placed in your arm, connected to an IV line, and attached to a syringe that’s programmed for the prescribed dose of ketamine. Throughout the infusion, your team monitors you with state-of-the-art equipment.
The recommended dose will determine the length of your treatment, but it shouldn’t take longer than an hour. Although the effects of the infusion are quick to wear off, the team will continue to monitor you until 30 minutes after your infusion is complete.
The team suggests that you arrange for someone to drive you home from your infusion. You should also refrain from driving and using heavy machinery for 24 hours.
Your symptoms should improve within a few hours of your infusion.
A medical professional wrote this article at Florida Medical Pain Management. Florida Medical Pain Management is proud to offer comprehensive pain management services to a diverse group of patients. Patients at Florida Medical Pain Management can get help managing hip, knee, leg, and neck pain. The practice also offers comprehensive arthritis management, along with treatments for auto accidents, sports, and work injuries as well as Ketamine Infusion For Depression.