Lake Mary, Florida-area patients suffering from depression can find relief from their symptoms with ketamine infusions done by Antonio Cubano M.D., P.A. The doctor and staff at the psychiatric clinic pride themselves on offering high-quality care to people of all ages.
Dr. Antonio Cubano opened his practice with the mission of being an open and welcoming environment for patients that wish to receive the best in care in the Orlando area. They offer free consultations to prospective patients with treatment-resistant depression looking to beat their depression symptoms once and for all. Dr. Cubano is fluent in both English and Spanish.
– Ketamine infusion therapy
– Neurostar® TMS Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy
Dr. Cubano will perform an initial assessment that will take into account all of your symptoms, personal details, and medical history to assure your candidacy for infusion treatment.
Ketamine has a bit of stigma and baggage given its history. While you may think of it as a “party drug” from the 1990s, there is a growing amount of research that says it has some positive potential. The more research our major institutions conduct, the less stigma there will be around these drugs. And if they can help people with drug-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc, then why wouldn’t we put these to use in proper, clinical settings?
This is primarily due to its stigma as a party drug. The truth is yes, ketamine is legal. In fact, it is only a Schedule III drug by the DEA. This puts it on the same level as Tylenol and codeine. So don’t let the baggage of this drug stop you from learning more about it. As always, ask your doctor if ketamine therapy is right for you.
Ketamine IV infusion therapy is the most common form of ketamine treatment. The drug is administered directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous drip into the arm. During the treatment, the patient lies still in a calm setting. The effect is usually immediate and can last weeks.
Patients typically receive a series of six infusions over two to three weeks. Typically, most treatments last, on average, two hours. This is what’s called the “induction phase” of the treatment. A doctor monitors the patient’s response to the treatment. The patient stops treatment if the first phase is not effective. The patient moves onto the “maintenance phase” if he or she shows signs of improvement.
At this stage patients typically return for one infusion every two to six weeks. At this point, the treatment can last as long as the patient desires and shows improvement.