Miami Ketamine Treatment Center
Looking for a Ketamine Treatment Center in Miami? At Healthy Me Medical Therapies, we use the gold standard IV ketamine infusions to treat depression, PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder and many chronic pain syndrome’s. Ketamine often works quickly and can make dramatic improvements in mood and depression. Furthermore, it is a great option for those not improving with traditional medicine. In addition, at Healthy Me Medical Therapies, we work closely with patients therapist and pain doctors to assure the right treatment plan is prescribed for our patients.
Major depression affects more than 16 million American adults each year. Nearly a third of those people don’t find relief from antidepressants and other traditional treatments. When depression isn’t treated, it increases the chances of alcohol and drug dependence. Ketamine offers hope for people who don’t have other depression treatment options. In addition, Ketamine works quickly, makes dramatic improvements in mood, and can work on people who haven’t gotten better with other depression treatments.
KETAMINE TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION
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What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a unique compound first synthesized in 1962 primarily for the use of anesthesia and sedation. With its many years of use in medicine, ketamine has been found to be very safe when used properly by a trained medical practitioner. It exhibits many unique properties and has many indications depending on patient needs.
The FDA recently approved Ketamine for depression resistant treatment. It has been shown to have great success and is being used for chronic pain syndrome‘s ,PTSD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). At Healthy Me Medical Therapies, we feel ketamine’s benefits are best achieved with IV administration in a comfortable secure setting. We do this under close monitoring and observation. Dr Carlos Sanchez has utilized ketamine ,over his 23 year career , to treat hundreds of patients for varying conditions.
Over the past 40 years, ketamine’s use has become a staple in ambulances, emergency departments and operating rooms across the country. It is particularly useful for procedures in the pediatric population given its unique properties. In fact, Ketamine’s safety and effectiveness profile is so good it is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Only medicines that are most effective make it on the list.
WHAT IS KETAMINE USED TO TREAT?
Ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic for surgery and diagnostic procedures. It’s also used to treat depression, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other mood disorders, and nerve related pain.
In 2000, researchers started studying Ketamine as a treatment for depression and the results were compelling. The studies found that Ketamine can have long-lasting effects on depression, even though the drug only stays in the body a short time.
In recent months, Ketamine has had an exceptionally high profile in the media. This is due to its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, including
- Chronic pain
- Major depression
- Bipolar Illness and OCD
Recent data suggest that ketamine, given intravenously, might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades.
How Is Ketamine Treatment Administered?
KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY
At HealthyMe medical therapies, Ketamine is administered as an IV (intravenous) infusion. Studies have shown IV infusion to be the most effective and fastest way to receive benefits. Once the IV infusion is complete(45-60minutes) the patient returns to their baseline mentation in a short period of time. There is usually no prolonged lingering effects of the medication or treatment. In fact, most of our patients describe feeling as if a “weight” is lifted and feel mentally and physically better. Here at Healthy Me Medical Therapies, we make the patient as comfortable as possible by having patients lay back in one of our cozy chairs. They are then supplied with a blanket, eye blinds and are given an option put on headphones to listen to calming music. They are reassured they are not alone and that we are monitoring their progress and needs during the session.
How Does Ketamine Treatment Work?
Traditional antidepressants work by shifting the balance of brain chemicals such as Serotonin,Norepinephrine and Dopamine. Although less understood, Ketamine works on totally separate mechanism to achieve it’s benefits. ketamine influences the glutamate pathway through its action on NMDA receptors in the brain. In other words, Ketamine is thought to change the way brain cells communicate with each other. Think of it in terms of a computer. What Ketamine does is fix hardware unlike antidepressants which fix the software without fixing the cause of the problem. With better hardware, your system runs at a higher capacity.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS KETAMINE TREATMENT?
Traditional antidepressants can take weeks or longer to feel the benefits and are often not tolerated by patients due to some side effects. On the other hand, Ketamine’s effect can start working almost immediately. Some patients have said that they are able to feel the benefit within a few hours. For people who are suicidal, this rapid effect can be lifesaving. Studies have shown that a single ketamine treatment can decrease or eliminate suicidal thoughts for up to 6 months. We encourage new patients to do a series of 2 sessions per week for a total of 6 sessions. At this time,we can better measure the effectiveness of this treatment and subsequent schedule of sessions. When possible, we prefer to work with the patient’s therapist to monitor their progress .
Patients report a lightening of their moods. The dread begins to lift. If there was anxiety, sadness or depressive thoughts present, all of a sudden there is less of that reported.
WHERE CAN YOU GET KETAMINE TREATMENT IN MIAMI?
Ketamine therapy has become vastly more popular in the United States over the past 5-10 years. Today, you can receive Ketamine treatments at over 100 clinics nationwide. At Healthy Me Medical Therapies Of Miami, Dr. Carlos Sanchez administers one of the safest and most effective Ketamine therapy infusions in the country.
How is Miami Ketamine Treatment Different At Healthy Me Medical Therapies?
At Healthy Me Medical Therapies Miami, we strive to provide our customers with elevated experiences in just about every aspect of our practice. All patients will meet with Dr Carlos Sanchez prior to treatment to discuss treatment and ask any questions. To help patients fully understand and feel calm during the process, we have dedicated Ketamine Advocates accompanying every single patient before, during and after each treatment.
Obtaining a thorough medical history is very important formulating a ketamine treatment plan. Patients are asked to fill out specific PTSD and depression scales that are scored and reviewed . Patients complete these scales prior to every session.
While you undergo the IV treatment, medical staff will monitor you for any physical and mental effects from the drug. In the extremely rare case that a problem arises, we have clear operating procedures on how to manage and keep patients safe.
Some Symptoms to check for:
* Bipolar Disorder
* Chronic Pain
NBA Superstar Lamar Odom Discusses Ketamine Treatment
Ex-NBA Superstar Lamar Odom has had a long road in front of him. Despite his huge heart and good nature, Lamar has faced many battles with addiction and depression. When his NBA Career came to a close life got even more tumultuous for Lamar. Furthermore, Lamar was rebounding from his failed marriage to Khloe Kardashian and things got very dark for the former champion of the world. Fortunately, Lamar was able to piece his life back together and it all started with being introduced to Ketamine Treatment. You can read the full article on Daily Mail. Lamar will be playing in Ice Cube’s BIG 3 basketball tournament in July of 2019. He is being featured in a documentary that further covers the efficacy of Ketamine Treatment when dealing with addiction and depression.
RSD Foundation – The Safety Side of Ketamine
PubMed – Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
PubMed – Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study
RSDS – The Use of Ketamine in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Possible Mechanisms
Retrospective Analysis of a Novel Therapeutic Approach to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
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