According to the New York City Department of Health, of the approximately 540,000 people suffering from depression in the city during a given year, “62%..didn’t do anything to get help.” As a result of this, Cope Psychiatry New York, a clinic supported by the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence, provides cutting-edge ketamine therapy treatments to those seeking relief from hard to treat conditions. The New York clinic seeks to remove what Dr. Herminia Palacio, deputy mayor for health, calls “barriers to care.” As such, Cope Psychiatry New York offers a welcoming environment, flexible scheduling, and competitive pricing for ketamine infusion therapy.
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The Cope Psychiatry New York practice is directed by Dr. Manish Zinzuvadia. Also a director of several long-term care facilities, Dr. Zinzuvadia has implemented programs to decrease hospital readmission rates by using long acting antipsychotics to treat “treatment-resistant schizophrenia in Brooklyn, NY.” Bringing this knowledge to the New York Clinic, Dr. Zinzuvadia and the Cope Psychiatry team seek to assist ailing New Yorkers with leading edge treatments, technologies, and research. Similarly, Drs. Prakash Masand, Ashwin Patkar, and Steven Szabo originally founded the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence to provide support to those suffering from hard-to-treat conditions.
Ketamine infusion treatments generally run 2 -4 weeks, with maintenance treatments scheduled once a month for six (6) months afterward. Patients undergo a full mental and physical health screening by one the clinic’s experts prior to treatment. The outcome of this screening will determine if ketamine infusion will exacerbate any pre-existing conditions. Set in a private space at the clinic, treatments consist of three (3) IV infusions per week. Refreshments and entertainment are made available to the client during treatment. While being treated, patients may feel very relaxed, or may have mild hallucinations. In addition, after each infusion, patients must remain at the clinic for an hour observation period.
The Cope Psychiatry New York clinic offers assistance to the over half a million New Yorkers suffering from some form of depression. Cutting edge ketamine treatments can provide relief for those suffering from untreatable, or treatment resistant, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. While each treatment plan and individual is obviously quite different, some patients report positive effects only hours after initial infusions. However, though ketamine treatment can be very helpful, it should not completely replace traditional psychiatric or physiological treatments. Rather, in conjunction with traditional therapies, infusions can achieve positive results.