At Montana Psychiatry and Brain Health Center, patients suffering from mood disorders can find relief through ketamine infusion therapy. The clinic treats depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder with their cutting-edge approach, offering new hope for patients.
The team at the Montana Psychiatry and Brain Health Center aims to improve symptoms of various forms of depression. To improve the quality of life for their patients, the team provides safe and comfortable care.
Using ketamine for depression is a science-backed approach to treatment, and works for 70 percent of people. This clinic offers tailored treatment plans for those with mental health issues, as they understand the uniqueness of each person.
– IV ketamine infusion therapy
Ketamine is administered over a period of 40-60 minutes at Montana Psychiatry on an outpatient basis. The dose is determined by your weight and by your response to previous infusions.
The amount of ketamine administered is not enough to cause a loss of consciousness, so you will remain awake, but relaxed. Blood pressure and heart rate are measured at the beginning of treatment and at a few intervals during the infusion. During the infusion, some patients experience odd perceptions – like seeing bright colors, sounds sounding amplified or far away, or feeling a distortion of the passage of time. Some report what is referred to as “dissociative” or “out of body” experience. These are effects of ketamine that may be important for ketamine’s ultimate effectiveness. Most patients tolerate the experiences with no trouble, and many people find them pleasant. Montana Psychiatry’s highly experienced RN is on hand throughout the treatment to provide support and to make sure the experience is tailored to your needs.
Once the infusion is complete, the dissociative effects of the drug rapidly dissipate. There are no delayed “flashbacks” and patients generally leave the office within 30 minutes following the infusion and feel quite normal.
Following the initial series of infusions, if you have had a positive response to ketamine, you will work with Dr. Amato and her team to plan a maintenance program, which involves returning for single infusions intermittently. The interval between maintenance infusions varies from patient to patient. Most responsive patients receive a series of six infusions, but Dr. Amato will work with you to customize your treatment plan for the best chance of success.
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