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Ketamine services offered in Texas

When traditional treatments aren’t helping to ease your severe depression symptoms, you may consider ketamine infusion therapy. The anesthetic has antidepressant properties that provide almost instant relief. At InSynch Health in Beaumont, Texas, the team offers ketamine infusion therapy as a treatment option for depression and other mental health conditions. To see if ketamine infusion therapy can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy is a treatment for psychiatric conditions that aren’t responding well to traditional therapies and medications. Ketamine is a type of anesthetic that works by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain, which plays an important role in learning and memory.

Though researchers are still trying to understand how ketamine helps people struggling with mental illness, they theorize it has something to do with how the medication interacts with NMDA.

When ketamine binds with NMDA, levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate increase in the brain. These neurotransmitters then bind with other receptors in the brain, which then release molecules that help form new neural connections.

These new neural connections give you an opportunity to create new ways of thinking that benefit your mood and outlook.

Am I a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy?

The team of psychiatrists and therapists at InSynch Health take a collaborative approach to care. They determine if you’re a candidate for ketamine infusion therapy if traditional psychopharmacology and psychotherapy don’t improve your symptoms.

Though in the early stages of research, ketamine infusion therapy may benefit those struggling with treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The team may require that you participate in psychotherapy while undergoing ketamine infusions to gain the most benefits.

What can I expect during ketamine infusion therapy?

Your provider at InSynch Health customizes your ketamine infusion therapy plan and reviews what you can expect during your consultation. Ketamine infusion therapy is an in-office treatment performed under close supervision.

While you relax in the treatment chair, your provider inserts an intravenous (IV) line in your arm and starts your infusion. Treatment takes about an hour. You remain at the office for at least an hour following your infusion so the team can monitor you for side effects.

You should also arrange to have someone drive you home after treatment and plan to take the rest of the day off.

The team may recommend a series of infusions for the best outcomes. You may need up to two infusions a week for a set period of time, then weekly infusions, and then one infusion every 2-4 weeks.

To find out more about ketamine infusion therapy at InSynch Health, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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