Ketamine Treatment

Ketamine Treatment

Ketamine Treatment services offered in Cary, NC

Ketamine treatment may be a valuable addition to your care plan for depression or similar mental health disorders that don’t improve with standard medications or psychotherapy. Waheed Bajwa, MD, Maggie D’Angelo, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Cary Behavioral Health supervise your ketamine nasal spray experience for an immediate sense of calm and lasting mental health improvements. We also provide Ketamine infusion and intramuscular treatment for treatment-resistant depression. Call Cary Behavioral Health located in Wake, NC to schedule your evaluation and treatment consultation online today.

Ketamine Treatment Q & A

What uses does ketamine have in psychiatry?

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that calms and sedates you. In the past, ketamine was primarily used for pain management. Today, an increasing number of people turn to ketamine for mental health purposes. Supervised treatments can reduce symptoms of depression and similar disorders even when standard treatments don’t cause improvement. 

The team at Cary Behavioral Health uses low doses of ketamine to treat your disorder while supervising you throughout every treatment. The drug causes strong and immediate effects followed by long-lasting improvements in your mood, motivation, and behavior. 

Ketamine works by blocking the activity of specific receptors (NMDA ) in your brain that regulate mood and the perception of pain. You can expect to notice improvements in how you feel within days of your initial treatment. 

Which psychiatric conditions can ketamine treat?

Ketamine’s best use in psychiatry is managing treatment-resistant depression, which is depression that doesn’t get much better with conventional treatments like antidepressants and psychotherapy. While these components may still be involved in your care, ketamine can give you extra relief.

The Cary Behavioral Health team may also recommend ketamine for:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Addiction

The team recommends ketamine treatment on a case-by-case basis and can tell you if ketamine is a good choice for you based on the results of your psychiatric evaluation. 

What should I expect when I come in for ketamine treatment?

The team at Cary Behavioral Health provides ketamine treatment after a detailed evaluation to determine if you can benefit from the therapy. During a session, they give you Spravato® fast-acting nasal spray or Ketamine intramuscular or infusion The team supervises the entire experience for your safety. 

You rest in a comfortable reclining chair throughout the treatment session, which lasts for less than an hour. You may experience dissociative effects for the majority of your time in the office, but these go away around 20 minutes after your session ends. 

You can expect improvements in your symptoms to last for weeks or months after a single session. The team helps you decide how often to visit Cary Behavioral Health for treatment. 

Call Cary Behavioral Health or schedule an appointment online to find out if you can benefit from ketamine treatment for depression or other conditions today.

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