Shrink Savannah's outpatient ketamine clinic, DAYTRIP, offers ketamine therapy for treatment resistant depression, as well as mood and anxiety disorders and PTSD.
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What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a medicine developed more than 50 years ago for anesthesia during surgery, and has been used for that purpose since that time in children, adults, and animals. More recently, ketamine has been found to be a valuable and highly effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and certain pain disorders.
Ketamine and Esketamine are NOT first-line treatments for depression. It's important to know these medications are pharmacological treatments for difficult depression cases. Treatment-Resistant Depression occurs when an individual has not clinically responded to antidepressant medications. Shrink Savannah's mental health team under the supervision of a Board Certified Psychiatrist, will help you determine if one of these treatments is right for you or your loved one.
What can Ketamine treat?
Major depression, the depressed phase of bipolar disorder (bipolar depression), postpartum depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), and addiction. At Shrink Savannah, we focus on treating mental health disorders with Ketamine infusion therapy.
Is Ketamine safe?
When ketamine is administered in a controlled medical setting by a properly trained physician using established methods, it is very safe. Ketamine is the only anesthetic that does not suppress the body’s cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It does have the potential to elevate heart rate and blood pressure, so the patient’s vitals are monitored during treatment.
Ketamine therapy at Shrink Savannah is administered under a board certified medical doctor’s supervision.
DAYTRIP at Shrink Savannah offers a variety of treatment methods using low-doses of ketamine.
Ketamine infusion therapy involves the administration of a single infusion or a series of infusions for the management of psychiatric disorders like major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute suicidality.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a practice that allows patients access to their “felt-sense” of emotional content and difficult unconscious material with the guidance of a therapist.
Esketamine, also known as-ketamine or S-ketamine, is the S enantiomer of ketamine, is a dissociative hallucinogen drug used as a general anesthetic and as an antidepressant for treatment of depression.