WHAT IS KETAMINE?
Ketamine is the first clinician prescribe psychedelic treatment offered to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD. While Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication, its use for the treatment of mood disorder is considered off-label. Studies show that a series of 6 treatments over a 2-3 week period can be 70-80% effective in alleviating mood symptoms.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Ketamine Treatment may be a safe and effective option for those struggling with treatment-resistant mental health concerns. Often symptoms are alleviated within a few sessions. Like any medication, Ketamine is not for everyone. Before recommending a treatment plan, Prudy Carter-Donovan NP with provide a thorough history and exam to ensure Ketamine treatment is right for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISITS.
Prior to your first visit, Prudy offers a brief, complementary screening call. Prudy works with clients with a holistic and integrative approach, promoting physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual wellbeing. After discussing your symptoms, history, and treatment goals, together we formulate a prioritized treatment plan.
Lab tests may be ordered to assess the root cause of symptoms, and rule out underlying disease. Depending on your individual needs, outside medical records may be requested and reviewed. Before scheduling a Ketamine session, we will discuss your goals and intentions. We will review the preparation process in detail, and review what to expect on the day of treatment.
Ketamine is typically administered via intramuscular injection, or lozenge. During the session, you relax comfortably in our private setting, under Prudy's caring and compassionate supervision. You will be invited to wear an eye cover during the treatment session, as well as listen to specific music via head phones in order to facilitate an internally focused experience. During treatment, you may experience pleasant floating or tingling sensations. Some clients experience mild, but pleasant hallucinations.
Following treatment, you will be assisted to the rest room, and then offered a light snack while discussing and integrating your experience. It is recommended that you schedule additional integration sessions with your therapist within 72 hours. Please plan to spend about 4 hours together on the day of treatment, which includes prep session, treatment, post-treatment snack and integration. You will remain with Prudy approximately 1 hour following treatment. You will need to arrange for a ride home, as you will not be permitted to drive for the remainder of the day. Plan to relax at home for the rest of the day.