Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine Infusion Therapy Now Available In India

Ketamine infusion is a novel and fast-acting treatment 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 establishing 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, stubborn and treatment-resistant depression. Independent outpatient ketamine clinics are popping up all over the U.S.A. Dr. Kranthi Kiran was one of the first few psychiatrists in the United States who used Ketamine infusion therapy for treatment-resistant depression. He is now offering this novel treatment for stubborn depression in India.

Process of treatment with ketamine

American Center for Neuropsychiatry which operates out of a day-care surgical center in Hyderabad, India, is currently offering this novel and promising treatment for severe depression and suicidal thoughts. We have a backup team of very experienced anesthesiologists on-site during the procedure if needed. Ketamine infusion is administered for 40 to 60 minutes in our day-care surgical center under the supervision of Dr. Kranthi Kiran. The patient needs to be closely monitored during the infusion and for about one to two hours after the treatment by our experienced team of doctors and nurses.

The benefits of Ketamine infusion may be obvious within a couple of hours after the first infusion. Most studies suggest eight initial treatments done twice a week. After the initial course of treatment, our expert Dr.Kranthi Kiran can help patients decide whether to stop Ketamine or continue treatment at longer intervals for maintenance depending on the case. The benefits of Ketamine infusion treatment may last for a few weeks to a few months.

KETAMINE - Hope for people with serious and stubborn depression : 

Treatment-resistant depression can deprive people of hope for the future and hope that they will never feel better. Ketamine can provide relief for people who have not found relief with any other treatments for depression. Given its efficacy in people considering suicide, ketamine may be lifesaving.

How does ketamine work?

Ketamine works by altering the brain's environment, which encourages proteins, receptors, and neural pathways to perform more effectively. The elevation of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) expression is one of the main changes it causes. A vital chemical that improves brain flexibility and helps to mitigate the structural losses brought on by depression and anxiety is called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). When people get ketamine infusions, their symptoms usually get better immediately as growing neurons make new connections.

What is ketamine infusion used for?

Many disorders, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic pain, substance misuse, neuropathic pain, and trigeminal neuralgia, are treated with ketamine. It has demonstrated potential in treating these diseases with immediate results.

The Ketamine Infusion Therapy Experience

We understand that the environment can have a significant positive impact on the effectiveness of your treatment. That is why we have spared no expense in creating the optimal environment, where your healing can begin. No other facility in India can come close to the spa-like atmosphere you will experience here at the American Center For Neuropsychiatry. From the moment you step into our office and infusion room, you will experience the pleasing, delicate scent of aromatherapy. You can also expect to be greeted warmly by Dr.Kranthi Kiran himself, or one of our professional staff.

When it is time for your treatment you will be escorted to your room where your relaxation continues Dr.Kranthi Kiran will discuss the details of your treatment while you are enveloped in soft relaxing lighting, gentle music and aromatherapy. Before your treatment begins you will be offered eyeshades and blankets if desired. Our courteous and professional staff will be constantly monitoring your progress for the duration of your treatment. After your treatment is complete we will confirm the details of your session while you enjoy a complimentary beverage.

 Our goal is for you to leave refreshed, revived, and infused with a new sense of hope for your future.

Please contact our office for details about Ketamine infusion therapy service at 85200017537337214210 (WhatsAppText) or email at acfneuropsychiatry@gmail.com.

FAQ'S

1. What is Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Ans) Ketamine Infusion is a novel and rapid-acting treatment for stubborn and treatment-resistant depression. People with poor or partial response to multiple anti-depressants where first-line treatment has not been successful have shown a dramatic and rapid response to ketamine infusion therapy, sometimes in a matter of two to four hours post-infusion.

2What is ketamine?

Ans) Ketamine is an anesthetic used in operating rooms. It was extensively used as an anesthetic on the battlefields in the Vietnam War in the 1970s. It is now gaining popularity as the biggest breakthrough in the treatment of depression. The use of ketamine for depression has been named the biggest discovery in mental health in decades.

3. What are the indications for ketamine infusion therapy?

Ans) Ketamine is now considered to be very effective in the treatment of Depression, Suicidal  Thoughts, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Migraine Headaches.

4. How does ketamine infusion therapy work?

Ans) 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. Ketamine also appears to encourage the release of other molecules that help brain cells communicate with each other along with establishing new pathways.

 5. What to expect from ketamine infusion therapy?

Ans) Studies show that a single infusion of Ketamine can improve mood within two to four hours in some people with treatment-resistant depression but, to sustain the rapid response it takes a total of six to eight infusions done twice a week. After the initial course of six to eight treatments, our expert Dr. Kranthi Kiran can help patients decide whether to stop ketamine or continue treatment at longer intervals for maintenance therapy depending on the case.

6. Should Ketamine be administered by an Expert?

Ans) Of course, it takes an expert to administer ketamine infusion therapy. Dr. Kranthi Kiran, M.D. trained at "The Chicago Medical School”, where he did his residency training in General Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry under the supervision of  Dr. Michael Alan Taylor, M.D. Dr. Taylor is one of the pioneers in developing Modern Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry and Biological Psychiatry.

Dr. Kranthi Kiran practiced in the United States for more than 20 years before relocating to India a few years ago. He was one of the very few psychiatrists in the United States to use Ketamine infusion several years ago for treating patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Dr. Kranthi Kiran continues to provide treatment for patients living across five continents- North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.

As an expert in the field of  Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Dr. Kranthi Kiran, M.D. is available to assist patients in getting their lives back on track and ease their suffering.

7. How is ketamine administered?

Ans) Intravenous (IV) infusion remains the gold standard method of administration of Ketamine for the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD and Suicidal Thoughts .By receiving Ketamine Therapy through IV infusion, you can ensure that your body receives the Ketamine effectively and rapidly. With IV infusion most of the Ketamine itself can be absorbed by the body for peak efficiency.

Ketamine infusion is administered for about 40 minutes in our daycare surgical center under the supervision of Dr. Kranthi Kiran. The patient needs to be closely monitored during the infusion and for about one hour after the treatment by our experienced team of doctors and nurses. Patients can go home after that and get on with their daily routine.

8. Is ketamine infusion therapy addictive?

Ans) When administered in a professional setting, it is highly unlikely that patients will develop any addiction. Ketamine is classified as having low dependence potential. In comparison, alcohol has a moderate dependence potential and nicotine has a high dependence potential.

9. How quickly will I experience relief after an infusion?

Ans) Some patients report feeling improvement in mood within two to four hours of the first infusion. Most patients feel better after the second or third infusion. In general, the therapeutic benefits of ketamine are very rapid and much faster than conventional antidepressant medications. With all of that said each case does vary.

10. What are the side effects of Ketamine infusion? Is it safe ?

Ans) Some patients may experience nausea, increased blood pressure, and increased heart rate. These will all be closely monitored during and after infusion in the clinic. Ketamine is extremely safe because it does not cause respiratory depression.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Psychiatrists can prescribe medications because they are physicians.Psychologists cannot prescribe medications because they are not physicians.

Although both therapists and psychiatrists are mental health professionals, there are key differences between the two. Therapists, also called counselors or psychologists provide talk therapy to help patients manage their mental health conditions. Psychiatrists are physicians who can prescribe medication and may also provide talk therapy to patients.

The most common type of treatment for depression is antidepressant medication. Antidepressants are drugs that relieve symptoms of depression. They can take few weeks to work, and you may need to try more than one type of medication before you find the one that works for you.

A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication and may also provide psychotherapy (also called "talk therapy") and other treatments. Psychiatrists also provide Electroconvulsive therapy, Transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy, Deep brain stimulation or Vagus nerve stimulation therapy depending upon the doctor’s training and expertise and patient's needs.

Psychiatrists use a variety of methods to make a diagnosis, including taking medical histories, performing mental status examination, physical examination, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and neuroimaging studies, administering psychiatric rating scales, and interviewing the person's family and other people who have known him or her well.

While both psychiatrists and psychologists are mental health professionals, they are not the same. Psychiatrists are physicians who have completed medical school and residency training in psychiatry or a fellowship training in one of the sub-specialties. Psychologists are individuals who have a bachelors , masters or doctoral degree in counseling. Both psychiatrists and psychologists can treat mental health conditions, but only psychiatrists can prescribe medication.

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