Ketamine therapies are an innovative way to fight mental health problems. Differing in mechanisms of action from standard anti-depressant medications, ketamine may work by binding to NMDA receptor sites, which ultimately increases the amount of the neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain. Studies are showing increased activation of neurological pathways in the brain that influence mood, emotion, and thought patterns. Ketamine therapies may help patients find relief when other medications have been ineffective.
The Neuroscience Center has been successfully treating depression with ketamine for over 12 years, making us one of the longest standing clinics in the nation.
If you or someone you love is struggling with depression please reach out, especially if traditional forms of treatment have been unsuccessful.
Ketamine therapies are suitable for many patients struggling with depressive disorders and other mental health conditions. Ketamine has shown great promise in helping alleviate treatment resistant depression (also known as TRD). And, ketamine therapies aren’t meant to being done longer term either, like SSRIs and other anti-depressants. Many patients experience significant relief with ketamine.
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One of the biggest barriers for patients who need this ground-breaking treatment, unfortunately, is cost. Insurance companies have historically failed to cover ketamine for depression, leaving many people stuck without this beneficial treatment. At The Neuroscience Center, we strive to keep our treatments as affordable as possible. And, we are pleased to announce that we can no accept insurance for select cases. See pricing here for details…
We are able to accept insurance on a select basis. This is an exciting new advancement in the field of ketamine for depression that will allow many people to access care that was otherwise an unaffordable option. Click here to fill out the pre-authorization form to see if you qualify.
Issues that respond to ketamine therapy include but are not necessarily limited to: PTSD / Trauma; Depression; Anxiety; Unresolved issues from childhood; Rejoining life after a major illness; Grief & Loss; and End of Life distress related to dying.
Ketamine enhances healing in the brain through multiple pathways. A main action path for Ketamine is on the NDMA receptor site in the brain, increasing activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate. This may enhance mood, decrease anxiety, and decrease the cravings found in addiction. Neurogenesis or growth of neuronal connections within the brain can occur, along with a decrease in the inflammatory response in the brain and body. Ketamine may ultimately allow for novel connections to be made across areas of the brain that allow for change and healing to take place. This may translate in to enhanced enjoyment of life, renewed sense of connections in relationships, and elevation of positive mood.
Side effects are generally limited to the timespan directly after session and usually resolve quickly. These include mild nausea, dizziness, derealization, and drowsiness. Our medical staff will help ease any side effects that occur.
A course of KAP typically begins with an Intake session to determine if KAP is a good fit for you, and to identify treatment goals. The actual sessions may be 90 minutes to 3 hours in length. The varying length of time depends upon dose, response to the medicine, recovery time, and other factors that are discussed during the Intake session. While some patients may request a single KAP session, we recommend committing to an individualized course of treatment that may occur over several weeks. Traditional therapy focused on support, integrating insights, and identifying and reinforcing change may also be a part of the treatment process.
Run by a sub-specialty trained Neuropsychiatrist for over 25 years, TNC is a local, national, and international resource for treating complex neuropsychiatric concerns. Over the past 9 years, TNC has provided innovative ketamine-based treatment for Treatment-Resistant Depression, Chronic Pain, and many other concerns. KAP is a natural extension of this expertise. TNC has full medical coverage including anesthesiology- trained nursing staff, so you are safe and cared for during your time with us.
Until recently, ketamine therapy was not something that insurance would cover but, thanks to the some innovative patents obtained by The Neuroscience Center We are now able to accept insurance for some ketamine treatments. Fill out this pre-auth form to see if you qualify
If other treatments haven’t worked for you, give us a call at 847-236-9310 or fill out the form and a member of our team will reach out. Ketamine Therapy may help you find the lifestyle you’ve wanted.