At Rapid City’s Manlove Brain and Body Health, patients with anxiety and depression can find relief from their symptoms with ketamine therapy. The health center offers patients ketamine infusions as well as esketamine, a nasal spray. People who have tried more than two antidepressants have been encouraged to explore ketamine as a treatment option. This is because it has been proven to be effective in many who suffer from treatment-resistant mood disorders.
Manlove Body and Brain Health is led by Dr. Stephen Manlove. He is board-certified in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, neurology, and internal medicine. After decades of treating people with depression and anxiety, Dr. Manlove decided to step outside of traditional therapies to help those that couldn’t find relief using standard practice.
He researched ketamine therapy and found that it was a viable option to be introduced into his clinic. From there, he saw many of his patients healing from this breakthrough form of treatment.
Prior to beginning infusions, patients undergo a full physical and mental health screening. If no contraindications are found, either in pre-existing conditions or in current medications, infusions proceed based on the condition to be treated.
Patients often describe the infusion process as relaxing, noting a floating sensation. Others feel some anxiety or disorientation. Trained experts are on hand throughout the procedure to adjust medication levels and to help patients through potentially difficult parts of the treatment. Side effects dissipate soon after infusion ends.
Those who have not been helped by conventional treatment strategies have another option with ketamine treatments at the Injection and Infusion Clinic of ABQ. Research in the last 7-10 years has shown that ketamine infusions are effective for those suffering from treatment-resistant mental health conditions and chronic pain conditions. Either as an alternative to or a supplement to mainstream treatments, ketamine infusions offer an alternative path to healing for those who have lost hope.