Ketamine infusion therapy has emerged at the forefront as a treatment option for patients with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more. Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic that’s been widely used around the world for more than five decades. It’s also a medication with fast-acting antidepressant proper-ties that mental health experts have been studying for over 20 years.
While ketamine therapy isn’t traditionally the first line of treatment for mental health conditions, it often offers hope for patients that haven’t responded well to conventional medications. Ketamine therapy involves administering the medicine through a slow, constant intravenous (IV) drip. It has extremely therapeutic effects on the regions of your brain affected by trauma, mental illness, and stress.
Ketamine therapy is considered a catalyst for change and targets many areas in the brain. Past trauma, stress, and untreated depression can slow connections in the brain. Ketamine therapy works by targeting the glutamate system, the brain’s most common excitatory chemical messenger!
Glutamate promotes and strengthens synaptic connections, regulating the brain’s ability to process cognitive thoughts, emotions, and habits. Ketamine therapy also works by balancing glutamate and GABA levels, a calming neurotransmitter.
NeuroMedici began offering ketamine therapy in August of 2020, after seeing the numbers in the mental health crisis spike from the pandemic. We have seen patients transform their lives after using ketamine therapy to end their symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
“It allows patients to feel a new sense of hope for living, they leave feeling refreshed,” says Dr. Consalter, founder of NeuroMedici in Chicago. We understand that the past two years have taken a mental toll on everyone. If you or a loved one has been searching for a mental health treatment and are struggling to find a treatment that works, ketamine therapy may be right for you. The first step is booking your free initial assessment with NeuroMedici to tour the space, speak with the doctor, and decide whether ketamine therapy is a good fit for you. If Dr. Consalter thinks ketamine therapy is a good route for you, you can book your series of infusions and begin your healing journey! Ketamine Therapy has a 70 percent success rate in patient symptom remission, meaning 70 percent of patients end their treatment plan feeling completely better.
NeuroMedici is having a special discount for first-time patients for the entire month of January, as we think this is a great time to give your self the mental reset you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in learning more about ketamine therapy or the other services we offer, visit our website at Neuromedici.com or call our office at (773) 227-2687.