Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Ketamine is a new and fast-acting drug for stubborn depression, You may be asking yourself “what is ketamine?“. Ketamine was once used as an anesthetic in the battlefields in the Vietnam war in the 1970s.It is also used as an anesthetic in the operating rooms.
Ketamine is now gaining ground as a promising treatment for some cases of hard-to-treat depression , The mood-related benefits of ketamine may stem from the fact that it works through a unique mechanism.Ketamine modulates the activity of glutamate, a brain chemical thought to play a role in stimulating the growth of new brain connections.It also appears to encourage the release of other molecules that help brain cells communicate with each other along with new pathways.
Most of the research on ketamine's potential benefits for depression and other mood disorders was done using an intravenous (IV) version of the drug. Studies show that a single infusion of ketamine can improve mood within two to four hours in some people with treatment-resistant depression.Some people who are very depressed and are planning suicide have been helped by ketamine faster.
Starting in 2014, specialized clinics throughout the United States began offering IV ketamine infusions “off-label “ to treat severe and treatment-resistant depression. Dr Kranthi Kiran was one of the first few psychiatrists in the United States who used Ketamine infusion therapy for treatment resistants depression.
American Center for Neuropsychiatry which operates out of a daycare surgical center in Hyderabad is currently offering this novel and promising treatment for severe depression. We have a backup team of very experienced anesthesiologists on-site in case of a need for them.
Ketamine infusion is administered over a period of 40 to 60 minutes in our daycare surgical center and the patient needs to be closely monitored for two hours after treatment . The benefits of ketamine infusion treatment may last for a few weeks to a few months .
Most studies suggest eight initial treatments done twice a week. After the initial course of eight treatments, our doctor can help patients decide whether to stop ketamine or continue treatment at longer intervals depending on the case.
Please contact us by Whatsapp on 7337214210 or by email at [email protected], if you are interested in ketamine infusion therapy.
Financial District Location
S.No.55/E, Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500032
Banjara Hills Location
Maven Medical Center
H.no: 8-2-277/B/1, Road No 2, Opp: New Rainbow Children's Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.500034