Ketamine has recently been described as the most important breakthrough in the last fifty years for the treatment of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. It has been used safely and effectively in hospitals worldwide since the 1960’s as an FDA approved anesthetic drug. Numerous articles in medical journals in the last few years have shown efficacy in using ketamine in sub-anesthetic doses to treat depression and some chronic pain syndromes.
Yale University School of Medicine published the first scholarly paper more than 18 years ago showing that tiny doses of ketamine can rapidly relieve depression symptoms when delivered via slow intravenous infusion. Since that time, dozens of subsequent studies conducted by Yale, the National Institute of Health, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai Medical School, Oxford University and more have confirmed these original findings.
Once you arrive to the AKS infusion center you will find a calm and peaceful atmosphere. After your paperwork and questionnaires regarding your current medical issues have been completed and reviewed, you have finished all the work you need to do.
You will be moved to a private room with a reclining chair and the necessary medical equipment for your infusion. One of our qualified specialists will review all of your medical records and briefly examine you to assess your physical condition. All of the necessary monitoring equipment will be attached, and an IV started for your infusion. Every step of the process will be explained along the way and any questions you may have will be answered.
Ketamine infusion therapy is an alternative form of treatment for PTSD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, and a host of other mental illnesses and pain management. Numerous studies from Harvard, Yale, and other respectable institutions have begun touting Ketamine’s ability to help those individuals that are resistant to typical treatment.
Psychiatric use of Ketamine has become widespread in recent years after being used for decades as an anesthetic and is now being backed by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as an effective treatment for various mental health disorders.