Ketamine

Ketamine at SiliconPsych:

  • Spravato / esketamine
  • Intranasal ketamine
  • Oral ketamine lozenges
  • Adjunctive therapy and guidance in a cool, relaxed setting

Esketamine is FDA approved for treatment resistant depression, in the form of Spravato  and we are pleased to offer this treatment. We also offer generic intranasal and oral ketamine, in addition to therapy and guided sessions.

By enhancing neuroplasticity, ketamine has the power to change old habits and maladaptive patterns of action and thought.

Our patients experience new ways of thinking and perception of their circumstances. More energy and willingness to engage in new activities and therapy.

Ketamine is administered as an oral or intranasal form, in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with close medical supervision. We believe in set and setting. You’ll be given an optional eye cover, relaxing music, and guidance if needed, to make the experience as beneficial as possible.

Advantages:

  • Enhancing the growth of new neurons, and protecting existing neurons from the damaging effects of stress.
  • Minimal side effects
  • High safety profile (with a minimal effect on breathing, blood pressure and heart rate)
  • Potential for rapid improvement in mood where other medications have failed
  • By properly adjusting the oral or nasal dose, similar benefits to the intravenous form, can be achieved, without blood, or needles.

Interested in exploring ketamine treatment?

Micheal Pollan’s new book, “How to Change You Mind,” marks a new chapter in the evolution of psychiatry, and a particular area of interest for us here.

Indeed very promising work is being conducted at NYU, John’s Hopkins, and the VA system, where psychedelics are being used to markedly reduce depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more generally help people once again appreciate the miracles that surround us each day. While psychedelics will require some time for further trials to confirm their efficacy, the data thus far is strong, and the effects lasting; a “cure,” in some instances.

Ketamine has long been used in children, soldiers, and most recently, the successful rescue of a soccer team trapped in an underwater Thai cave. While not a true psychedelic, ketamine has a long and safe track record as an anesthetic, owing to its minimal effects on heart beat, breathing and blood pressure, which is why it is so often used in urgent situations in the field. In our work, we often use 1/4 of the dose needed for anesthesia, adding even further safety benefits.

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