Ketamine is a treatment option for patients with persistent cases of major depressive disorder, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, obsessive- compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Developed more than 50 years ago for anesthesia during surgery, ketamine has more recently been found to be a valuable and highly effective treatment for these mental health diseases when patients have not responded to, or not tolerated, conventional therapy.
Despite success in clinical practice, Ketamine infusions for mental health treatments are not yet covered by insurance. Contact us for next steps and price estimates. Contact us at [email protected] or 920-202-3466.
Find out if you are just having a tough time or if you may benefit from seeking further treatment, such as offered through our services. Take either a depression or anxiety related assessment to get started and see if you may benefit from further help.
These assessments are completely anonymous and confidential and only take a few minutes to complete. After you complete it, you will receive your results and information about what steps you can take.
Glutamate system has been shown to be involved in mental health disorders. Ketamine is an NMDA antagonist that modulates glutamate receptors. Responses can be seen 4 hours after initial treatment. Depression, anxiety, pain, and other forms of stress damage the communication system between areas of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and higher-order thinking. Ketamine is able to promote the materials necessary to make repairs to this damage within hours.
How is it Administered?
Ketamine is administered via slow intravenous infusion. We typically begin with a series of 6 sessions occurring over a two to three week time period. After the initial infusions, maintenance infusions occur at individualized time intervals.
Ketamine Treatment Dosage & Frequency
A “subanesthetic” dose of ketamine is administered over 30-45 minutes. The dose used for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders is very low and safe and is individualized for each patient. See the American Association of Ketamine Physicians – askp.org
Patients who benefit from ketamine treatment often suffer from:
Major depressive disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Ketamine is not advised for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure, unstable heart disease, untreated thyroid disease, active substance abuse, current manic phase of bipolar disorder, or active psychotic (hallucinations or delusions) symptoms.
Cost to Patients:
Despite success in clinical practice, ketamine infusions for mental health treatment are not yet covered by insurance. Out-of-pocket cost for patients will vary by patient based on their health care needs. Contact us to discuss pricing.
At Ketamine Wellness Center, our friendly and professional team is dedicated to helping patients who experience persistent cases of major depressive disorder, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and chronic pain.
Robert Amorde, MD is a medical provider in the Fox Cities where he has practiced Anesthesiology for over 10 years. He has been the medical director of the Ketamine Wellness Center since we opened our doors in 2018. Dr. Amorde currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the College of St. Scholastica and a Medical Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.
To inquire if Ketamine is right for you, please contact us at 920-202-3466.