What is ketamine therapy?
Ketamine is an FDA-approved potent anesthetic medicine, which is also useful to treat various mental problems such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ketamine therapy is administered as an intravenous infusion. It is also available in the form of oral tablets and nasal spray named Spravato.
Regardless of whether you have the IV or the spray, ketamine therapy works by effectively stimulating your brain cells and produces positive results.
Since Ketamine is gaining reliability as a treatment for depressive disorders and other several mental health concerns, more people are wondering if it is the right option for them.
This intravenous ketamine treatment is relatively safe for consumption, however, to be sure you can check out the recommendations offered by the American Psychiatric Association to be sure if Ketamine therapy is the right step for you on your path to achieving mental and physical well-being.
At Nepenthe Wellness Center, we offer ketamine therapy in both at-home and in-clinic settings. However, prior to the treatment, our team of healthcare providers perform consultations to determine if ketamine therapy will improve the patient’s well-being and select the right dosage and frequency of treatment. Our healthcare providers have an unfailing commitment to ensure that you can achieve improved health with the least discomfort. Our infusions are tailored to suit the constitution of the patients. This medication doesn’t ‘numb’ the brain against any ailments, it merely creates a new pathway for the mind to heal itself.
Ketamine Therapy for TRD and other Mental Health Issues
Traditionally, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are considered the first-line treatment for various mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. They operate by enhancing serotonin levels in the brain by stopping neurons from reabsorbing it.
But, sometimes patients do not respond to these medications no matter what dosage is provided. Meanwhile, one should keep in mind that giving excessive doses of any medications poses a threat of physical and mental side effects. The good news is, there are other options as well except for SSRIs.
If you’re looking for a better alternative to SSRI treatment, then look no further because you have come to the right place. We offer ketamine therapy here at Nepenthe Wellness Center for the treatment of multiple mental health issues as well as some other physical health problems like chronic inflammatory pains.
In this article, we will discuss what ketamine therapy is and who is eligible for this alternative therapy.
Who is eligible for at-home ketamine treatment?
As we mentioned, ketamine therapy is effective at treating treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety therapy, and PTSD. And anyone suffering from these and several other debilitating health concerns can look into this treatment option.
Each clinic and healthcare facility has its own set of requirements for patients to be deemed eligible for in-clinic or at-home ketamine treatment. However, we at Nepenthe Wellness Center in Cedar Park, TX – rely on our team of professional healthcare providers to determine the right treatment for the patients.
Our experts will conduct a consultation session to learn about your medical history and devise a treatment plan tailor-made to alleviate your symptoms faster and provide lasting relief. All you need to do is book a session with us, and it will prove to be a wise choice that will transform your outlook on life.
What are the specific criteria for at-home ketamine eligibility?
At-home ketamine therapy solution has improved access to treatment for patients. For some people, a regular commute to the healthcare facility can be a time and effort-consuming task that can impair the effect of the medication and lead to stress. That’s why as an added facility, our treatment is also being offered to patients at their homes, while they are surrounded by an environment that’s familiar and comfortable.
Moreover, after the recent pandemic, it became evident that more equitable access to healthcare services is needed. At-home Ketamine Therapy is an affordable way to reclaim your health. As for who can get this treatment, there is no universal criteria, but people can seek this therapy if they are:
- Aged 18 or older
- Have given voluntary consent to treatment
- Have been diagnosed with any of the aforementioned mental health concerns
- Committed to completing the treatment plan prescribed to them
- Have provided authentic medical records
- Have no history of addiction or substance abuse
Who benefits from at-home ketamine therapy the most?
Ketamine therapy offered in the security and privacy of your own home can be a great benefit for many patients. Several people, who need attention for mental illnesses, cite long distances to the nearest mental health care facility as one of the major reasons why they have trouble getting the required assistance.
Additionally, someone will have to accompany the patient to drive them home after treatment since it is not advisable for people to operate heavy machinery after infusions. Arranging for a friend or family for the duration of the therapy can also be an inconvenience for people.
Another reason for the lack of treatment is affordability. These issues can be addressed to some extent by the at-home ketamine services being offered by Nepenthe Wellness Center.
With at-home ketamine infusion service, the patients will not be required to travel far regularly for their treatment.
Additionally, at-home ketamine services are relatively affordable, which proves helpful in many cases. We understand that since most insurance plans do not cover this treatment, it might be hard for some to afford the care they need. To facilitate our clientele, we offer this cost-effective and flexible plan at your doorstep, which is carefully monitored and administered by your HCP through a video call.
Who makes the final decision about whether a person is eligible or not?
To determine whether one is eligible for ketamine therapy, the patient should seek a referral from his/her primary healthcare provider. Once patients have a recommendation from the primary doctor, they can visit us at Nepenthe Wellness Center for an initial consultation.
In the consultation phase, we will assign you an HCP, who will talk to you about the ailment you have and make an assessment if ketamine is the right way to go. Once finalized, our in-house therapist guides you through the process to give you a realistic picture of what to expect.
Your customized treatment plan will be delivered with expert and compassionate care by our clinician and after each session, you can record or journal your experience to better analyze your journey to well-being. It is not mandatory to record your responses, however, it is recommended so you can visualize your progress over time.
Willing to take another step towards a better ‘YOU’?
While this therapy might not be some miracle worker that can eliminate all illnesses after one session, it IS being hailed as the ‘biggest breakthrough in treating depression in 50 years’ and it has lived up to the hype in most cases. You, too, can benefit from this alternative medication as well. All it takes is one simple step forward.
You can book a free consultation here. No matter what challenging disease is limiting your ability to control your own life, compassionate help is available for you. We at Nepenthe Wellness Center are dedicated to your optimal health and leave no stone unturned to achieve that.