IV Ketamine Treatment Program in West Virginia
Effective depression treatment in WV.
For individuals suffering from severe depression, generalized anxiety, OCD, and treatment-resistant PTSD, ketamine infusions can provide life-changing symptom relief.
Ketamine has been safely administered as an anesthetic in a hospital setting for decades, and recently small doses of ketamine have shown promise as a treatment for psychiatric ailments that have resisted other forms of treatment, including traditional therapy and other medications.
In an effort to provide our clients with treatment that is as convenient as it is effective, we offer intravenous ketamine infusions as an outpatient treatment for qualified clients and lifestyle members in West Virginia.
We carefully monitor patient response to IV ketamine treatments and adjust the treatment plan as necessary, but many clients can expect to experience a favorable response within the first week to two weeks of treatment.
WHAT IS KETAMINE?
CAN I DO KETAMINE AND TMS?
WHAT DOES KETAMINE TREAT?
“IV ketamine offers rapid relief to depressive symptoms that are severe and have not been effectively managed by antidepressants and therapy alone. We are excited to share this cutting-edge treatment with our friends and neighbors in West Virginia.”
How Effective Is IV Ketamine in Treating Depression?
The efficacy of sub-anesthetic doses of ketamine as a treatment for mental health conditions is still being studied, but existing research suggests that ketamine therapy can be a powerful tool in combating certain mental illnesses, such as treatment-resistant depression.
A study conducted by the National Library of Medicine determined that ketamine may provide “rapid, robust, but transient” antidepressant effects in people suffering from Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Depression, making it particularly effective in relieving suicidal ideation.
An independent 2019 study also concluded that ketamine is an effective treatment for depressive symptoms, drawing from a quarter-century of clinical experience and reports. This study included both children and adults and examined the efficacy of ketamine used alone as well as in combination with other depression treatments such as antidepressant medication.
Studies from Yale and other institutions have suggested that over half of patients experience relief after one ketamine treatment, and many more find relief after a course of multiple treatment sessions.
What Are the Side Effects of IV Ketamine?
The side effects of ketamine therapy vary in severity from mild headaches to more serious dissociative and addictive side effects. Before beginning ketamine therapy or any treatment, it’s important to talk to your doctor about what to expect during and after treatment.
Common side effects of ketamine therapy include:
- Dizziness + floating sensations
- Distorted vision
- Mild hallucinations
- Decreased feeling or sensitivity
- Feelings of numbness or disconnectedness
- Increased blood pressure
- Nausea + vomiting
Learn More About IV Ketamine for Depression at Harmony
Our experienced providers will work with you or your loved one to address the complex emotional and physical elements of depression.
Our staff understands the importance of community, and that’s why we are so dedicated to serving the people and communities that helped raise us by providing exceptional treatment for depression. For more information about our individual providers, please reach out to us at 304.410.0082. We look forward to serving your needs and the needs of your community.
By working together to find a treatment that meets your needs, we can help you understand the source of your pain and begin down the road toward healing. Call Harmony at 304.410.0082 or fill out our online contact form for more information about IV ketamine treatment or to schedule a consultation.