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Ketamine Treatment for Mood Disorders & Chronic Pain Conditions

What is Ketamine?

Your first ketamine infusion will be performed in a private room, where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. A nurse will greet you at the office and take you back to your treatment area, which has been designed for comfort during this procedure. Your doctor is available when needed; he or she greets patients before proceeding with an IV  that delivers ketamine infusions throughout their body while monitoring vital signs on-screen continuously as well as checking up periodically on each patient’s condition.

So How Does Ketamine Actually Work?

Ketamine is known as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Many researchers are still searching for exactly how the medication can affect mood so rapidly and effectively, but what we do know is that ketamine works on glutamate, one of the most numerous neurotransmitters in the body. This increase in glutamate can cause a cascade effect of increased neural activity and communication in the brain. The areas of the brain which have shutdown due to over anxiety and depression, are suddenly awakened. Ketamine causes neuroplasticity, or new neural growth, a “rewiring” of the brain believed to play a big part in the lasting anti-depressant effects.

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A picture of a neuron. The neuron below shows new dendritic formations, or new neural growth, within just 2 hours of receiving ketamine.

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A CT scan of a human brain. After ketamine treatments, the depressed brain is almost identical to the non-depressed picture as new neural activity has awakened the depressed areas.

Innovative treatment for depression

The amygdala, that part of the brain which handles fear and emotion and is more active in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may benefit from ketamine infusion therapy. The drug has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for treatment of military veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. That part of the brain is also vital in how we deal with anxiety and depression, two mental health disorders whose symptoms have received much attention due to ketamine-related studies.

Your First Ketamine Infusion

Your first ketamine infusion will be performed in a private room, where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. A nurse will greet you at the office and take you back to your treatment area, which has been designed for comfort during this procedure. Your doctor is available when needed; he or she greets patients before proceeding with an IV  that delivers ketamine infusions throughout their body while monitoring vital signs on-screen continuously as well as checking up periodically on each patient’s condition.

Why Choose Genesis Ketamine Centers

Most of our patients see positive results after the first treatment. Because every patient is different, it might take you longer to see significant results from your IV ketamine infusion treatments. Your dose will be adjusted for your next visit so that we can give you a personalized experience and get those benefits going as soon as possible!

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Ketamine Treatment for Mood Disorders and Chronic Pain Conditions

At Genesis Ketamine Centers, we offer life-changing ketamine infusion treatments in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that can help improve mood disorders such as depression or PTSD, as well as help, treat a wide variety of chronic pain conditions.

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