The Psychiatric Intervention Medical Associates provide ketamine treatment to people with chronic mood disorders. The team at the clinic is highly committed to offering quality evidence-based care to people who need it the most. Conditions they treat include depression, anxiety, and psychoses, and related conditions.
The psychiatric center is led by Dr. Theodore A. Goodman, the director of the Division of Interventional Psychiatry at Sutter Center for Psychiatry. With over three decades of experience using interventional psychiatric techniques, Dr. Goodman aims to help as many people as possible regain control over their health. Using the latest in research-driven innovation, Dr. Goodman and the team at Psychiatric Intervention Medical Associates can provide ketamine therapy effectively so that patients can regain control over their health.
All patients are seen for one or more initial consultation appointments to: review their psychiatric treatment history; gather information from significant others, psychiatrists, therapists, and primary care physicians; discuss their treatment options in detail; and collaboratively establish an initial treatment plan.
When you arrive for your treatment, you are placed on a bed, and an IV is inserted in your arm. You then receive a 40-minute infusion of a very low dose of ketamine. Though this drug is an anesthetic, the dose is so low that at most, you may become a little drowsy. Some patients experience some anxiety during treatment. This can be effectively treated with intravenous anti-anxiety medication. Very rarely, patients have reported having hallucinations during treatment, but after having done perhaps one thousand of these treatments, the clinic has never observed this side effect. The treatments are done two or three times a week, and if you respond to treatment, the interval between treatments is gradually extended to maintain the improvement obtained.