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What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a medication originally used for anesthesia but has been found to provide rapid relief from depression and suicidal thoughts. 
Ketamine works  by binding to receptors in the brain that increase the amount of a neurotransmitter called glutamate. Glutamate is then released, and it triggers a cascade within the brain that affects mood, thought patterns, and cognition. Additionally, ketamine is thought to help regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells that are damaged by stress and depression. 

Why Choose The Anxiety Center for Ketamine?

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Rapid treatment of depression and suicidality

Current evidence shows that IV Ketamine has a rapid-onset (within 1-2 days) efficacy with depression

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Demonstrated efficacy in multiple clinical trials

In clinical trials ketamine has demonstrated antidepressant effects in up to 70% of patients

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It may work when other treatments don't

Most insurances will provide reimbursement for TMS as an second-line treatment

Our Approach

At TAC we offer ketamine infusions and ketamine assisted CBT as an adjunct treatment options for patient with treatment resistant depression or acute suicidal thoughts or actions. Although intravenous ketamine has not been FDA approved, current research indicates that it provides an important secondary approach to a significant number of patients who may have exhausted more traditional means. Although it is likely that there are multiple mechanisms at play, scientists believe that ketamine works by modulating the activity of a brain chemical called glutamate. This chemical then stimulates the growth of new synapses in that brain that help alleviate depressive symptoms. Although ketamine is not a treatment for everyone, it has been a life changing option for many. By coming to The Anxiety Center, you can be sure that you or your loved one will receive compassionate and effective care from experts committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.

Disorders that we treat

Know more about our special approach of the conditions that we treat

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Anxiety

General, Health, Social, etc.

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PANS & PANDAS

Pediatric Neuropsychiatric

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Mood Disorder

Bipolar, Depression, Disruptive

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Neurodevelopmental D.

Autism, ADHD, etc.

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Behavioral Disorders

Attention, Borderline, etc.

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