IV Ketamine Treatment

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What Is IV Ketamine Therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy is an innovative method involving using small doses of the anesthetic ketamine as an antidepressant. In ketamine therapy, the drug is delivered directly into the bloodstream through an IV. This allows the drug to have maximum effect.

Ketamine is thought to relieve symptoms of depression by binding with glutamate receptors in the brain. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that is dysfunctional in patients with depression.

By activating the neurotransmitter receptors and pathways, ketamine has been found in animal studies to promote the regrowth of neurons damaged by prolonged exposure to stress, potentially leading to the remission of depression in the long term.

Although ketamine as an anesthetic holds U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, it is considered an off-label treatment when used for depression and other mental health disorders. This means ketamine is not yet explicitly FDA-approved for the treatment of depression.

Psychiatrists and physicians have permission to prescribe off-label medications at their discretion based on available evidence and the potential benefits to the patient.

The American Psychiatric Association released a consensus statement on IV ketamine to treat the major depressive disorder.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine was developed in 1962 by Parke-Davis.  It has been used safely as an effective anesthetic since the 70s for various medical purposes for children and adults.

It works primarily as an NMDA receptor antagonist, commonly described as a ‘dissociative’ anesthetic.  Recently, Ketamine IV Therapy has been touted as the most significant breakthrough in the treatment of treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, and other mood disorders.

Unlike traditional psychotropic medications, which can take weeks to months to take effect, ketamine infusion works within hours of an infusion.  This can be especially useful for severely depressed individuals with suicidal thoughts who suffer from major depressive disorder and other mental illnesses.  The immediate relief could be lifesaving.

Schedule An Ketamine IV Treatment

To schedule an IV Ketamine Infusion or learn about your treatment options, call a new patient care coordinator at 1-877-736-7180 or schedule a consultation with an integrative wellness physician to learn more about our integrative holistic approach to treating Lyme DiseaseMold Toxicity, & other complex diseases,

The clinic is located at 300 State St E #222, Oldsmar, FL 34677, near the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Environmental-friendly lodging and safe housing are available on-site at the clinic for out-of-state and international patients, as well as select on-site wellness amenities for weekly program patients and their loved ones.

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