Avesta Ketamine and Wellness – Bethesda
4833 Rugby Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Avesta Ketamine and Wellness – McLean
6861 Elm Street
McLean, VA 22101
Ketamine Infusions For Depression, Anxiety, PTSD
Also Coming To McLean, VA In November
Ketamine works on several brain areas involved in symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), postpartum depression (PPD), and numerous pain syndromes. In the last decade, there has been mounting evidence that up to 80% of patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression have benefited from Ketamine infusions.
Are Ketamine Infusions Safe?
Ketamine IV infusion treatments for mood disorders and chronic pain are very safe when administered by highly trained anesthesia providers with board certifications. According to the World Health Organization, “Ketamine [is] one of the most essential medications due to its therapeutic effects and wide margin of safety.”
Approved for use in the United States in 1970, ketamine works by inducing both hypnotic (sleep-inducing) and analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. Ketamine is used extensively for pediatric and adult treatment in surgery, emergency departments, trauma medicine, and war zones.
Ketamine is well understood and there is a strong amount of research supporting its use. In fact, many certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) have conducted extensive research on stress and impacts on the brain including depression and anxiety and have found ketamine to be highly effective, therapeutic, and non-addictive, which are three of the most critical factors supporting its clinical use for mood disorders and chronic pain.
Aren’t Ketamine Infusions illegal?
You may have come across news stories about the illegal use of ketamine as a street drug, most commonly known and Special K. Ketamine, like any other drug, can be dangerous when abused. Opioids are an excellent example of how misuse can go badly awry.
Who is the ideal candidate for Ketamine Infusions?
The ideal candidate is typically a patient that has tried many other forms of treatment without success. Ketamine can often be the difference in a patient resuming a normal and healthy lifestyle, which usually they had not thought possible because of a history of successive treatment failures. For many, ketamine IV infusion treatments restore hope.
Where can I learn more about Ketamine Infusions for mood disorders?
If you are considering ketamine IV infusion treatment for the treatment of mood disorders or chronic pain it is critical that you read articles such as this so that you can better determine if ketamine IV infusion treatment is right for you. Additionally, you should schedule a free consultation with a licensed provider and come prepared with questions.
Are Ketamine Infusions covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, at this time, ketamine IV infusion treatment for mood disorders and chronic pain is not covered by insurance, yet. At this time, your best bet is to find a competitively priced clinic in the Washington D.C. area that offers Advance Care or CareCredit payment options in addition to accepting other forms of payment.