Once known only for its anesthetic properties, research has shown the promising effects of ketamine infusion therapy for mental health issues. At Uncharted Healthcare in Goodyear, Arizona, Roseann O’ Connell, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the team offer ketamine therapy for people struggling with severe medical or psychiatric symptoms. Call the office or reqeust an appointment online today to find out about the benefits of treatment.
Ketamine infusion therapy is an alternative treatment option for people who can’t find relief from traditional psychiatric approaches, such as medications or psychotherapy (talk therapy).
Many researchers believed that a deficiency in serotonin — the chemical messenger that serves as a mood stabilizer — contributed to the development of mental health issues like depression and anxiety.
Ketamine is a major breakthrough in the psychiatric world. Rather than acting on serotonin, ketamine works on glutamate — another chemical messenger that may play a role in learning and memory.
Many psychiatric specialists began to see ketamine infusion therapy as a powerful solution for people who don’t respond well to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Ketamine allows your brain to create neural connections for new thoughts and increase your flexibility in thinking. It’s especially beneficial when combined with talk therapy.
At Uncharted Healthcare, Roseann may recommend ketamine infusion therapy if you have mental health conditions like:
Mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder can interfere with everyday life. Ketamine therapy offers the opportunity for some relief from depressive symptoms.
The team at Uncharted Healthcare might also use ketamine infusions as an anesthetic (numbing-medication) to reduce chronic migraines and neuropathic pain from old surgeries, injuries, and complex pain from fibromyalgia.
Prior to ketamine infusion therapy, Roseann or the team reviews your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate. Treatment sessions are individualized based on your medical or mental health issue.
On the day of your session, make sure you wear comfortable clothes. You’ll also need someone to drive you home following ketamine therapy.
During the infusion, you may have an out-of-body experience or lightheadedness. Some patients also experience dizziness and feelings of euphoria.
Many people find a significant improvement in their pain or psychiatric symptoms after receiving ketamine*. The team carefully monitors you during the treatment and provides aftercare instructions to maximize your benefits and reduce side effects.
Call Uncharted Healthcare or request an appointment online today to see if you can benefit from ketamine infusion therapy.
$450 per treatment (the number of treatments will be based on your individualized treatment plan)
*Individual results may vary