Ketamine has long been recognized as an anesthesia drug, and has been used for over half a century by medical professionals.
But over the years, researchers have discovered that Ketamine Therapy can be one of the most effective solutions in the fight against depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, and certain types of neuropathic pain syndromes.
One of the first researchers to identify the potential of ketamine as a treatment for a variety of health conditions was Dr. Levine. His treatment protocol is now applied nationally and it is improving the lives of thousands of patients. Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by the marvelous and percipient Dr. Steven Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding communities.
Depression and Pain Disorders
Depression, anxiety and pain disorders impact the quality of life of an individual. Some of the patients have to spend a large amount of time receiving therapies for these disorders, but with little success. Depression disorders are hard to treat because they originate from multiple sources. Although Ketamine Infusion Therapy will not work in every case, but it is still one of the best treatment alternatives available.
Mood disorders affect the brain’s communication channels and challenge memory, learning and higher thinking. Ketamine Therapy has the unique ability to repair this within hours. Some patients will get relief after the first treatment itself. But ketamine infusions should be administered only by an experienced medical professional.
Apart from the quick results delivered by ketamine, another key advantage of this treatment is that the patient does not have to go through unpleasant side effects between treatments. Ketamine is one of the safest and more reliable solutions to counter anxiety, depression and pain disorders. It avoids the typical side effects of antidepressant medications such as fatigue, weight gain, stomach disorders, and sexual dysfunction.
The experience of ketamine infusion treatments is described by many patients as ‘interesting’ or ‘different’. Patients are advised to stay awake while the infusion is in progress and focus on the sensations. The patient may rest and relax or listen to music during the treatment. After the first 15 minutes of treatment, the patient may experience a feeling of light headedness, which will last for about 20 minutes.
As the dose takes effect, the vision will become blurry. Some patients may experience a bout of talkativeness, feel odd or enjoy heightened senses due to a building up of feelings. Headaches and nausea may occur in rare cases during the peak phase. In the last 15 minutes of treatment, the dosage will subside. The entire experience may last for about 50 to 60 minutes.
The effect of Ketamine Infusion Therapy will be felt within minutes of completing the treatment and full benefits may be achieved within a few hours. Depending on the number of infusions received, the benefits of ketamine may last from a few days to a few months. Six infusions of Ketamine Therapy are usually recommended over a period of two weeks.
Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and other cities and communities in this region for ketamine infusion treatments.
For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625
Treating patients from LA, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento,CA, Las Vegas, NV and many other cities from west to east coast.