Lots of new research has uncovered the way that ketamine works in the brain and new studies suggest that ketamine creates a two-step process in the brain that relieves depression. First, ketamine coaxes faulty brain circuits to function better temporarily. Then it provides a longer-term architectural fix by restoring the synaptic connections between cells in a circuit.
Our treatment plans are designed for each individual person. Each treatment is structured to effectively find short term relief of depression while providing a long-term solution to restore and rebuild the brain’s synaptic connections that keep you feeling better and more energized. Many of our patients tell us how they haven’t felt this way in years.
The initial treatment we recommend at Pacific Ketamine Institute for new patients is to come in for 6 infusions over a 2-3 week period of time. The recurrent administration of ketamine during this time provides a consistent application that disrupts the pathological connections that create depression while simultaneously building and restoring the connections between synapses.
After the first 6 sessions, most of our patients continue treatment with a monthly visit to provide them with a boost, and to reinforce the effects that ketamine has to help them rebuild and restore these synaptic connections in the brain that have been lost with their depression. We offer an annual subscription plan so you can keep your costs 30% lower than if you were to pay for individual ketamine infusions. This helps to minimize the chances of having a relapse of your depression months after our last infusion.
If you or a loved one are thinking about how you can treat your depression, give us a call at (424) 332-5550. We will be glad to schedule a free consultation so you can learn how ketamine infusion therapy can be a game-changer for you.