We are excited to announce that we successfully re-instituted Ketamine therapy as a part of Integrative Mental Health Services
at GWCIM. In our new version of the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP
) program we offer IM (and if needed IV) Ketamine with extensive counseling. Nasal Ketamine has been approved by FDA for use in depression.
Unfortunately it is not very effective and FDA approval was mostly financial with complete disregard to existing evidence to injectable form.
What is Ketamine and how does it work?
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used for many decades for anesthesia. It was medications of choice in the pediatric population due to its very high safety profile. At lower doses (of anywhere from 0.5mg/kg and up to 2mg/kg) injectable ketamine induces psychedelic states that appear to be therapeutic for a variety of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and others. What is also interesting is that ketamine appears to improve nervous system problems like autonomic instability. It has been used for chronic Lyme desease, POTS syndrome, and other states where the central nervous system is not able to self regulate well.
The newest application of Ketamine is for long COVID. We have scheduled the first Ketamine Retreat for our Long COVID group
and will create a summary of an experience after it to share with all of you.
To learn more about Ketamine and to review Dr Kogan’s analysis of a recent large comparison study of nasal and injectable forms of Ketamine we suggest watching this youtube video: https://youtu.be/Zj9FHJRZsXQ
Ketamine Treatment Cost:
$600 include entire session and 30 min therapy follow up within 1 week after the treatment.
Total up to 3 hours with medical providers.