Have you been searching for a Bay Area ketamine clinic in Los Altos, CA? If so, you’ve just found your local clinic. Bay Area Ketamine Center can provide you with an alternative to traditional treatments for depression or other mental health conditions. Ketamine therapy may work very well for you, and to learn more about it, reach out to us today or read on. We’ll tell you everything you’ll need to know about the therapy and how it can help you.
What is a ketamine clinic?
This type of medical clinic has medical professionals who provide a treatment called ketamine infusion therapy. Bay Area Ketamine Center is one of these clinics. At a clinic like ours, ketamine infusion therapy is used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions so many Americans suffer from.
In the treatment, a board-certified anesthesiologist will administer ketamine intravenously to a patient. Over two weeks, about six infusions will be done, and after, every three to six weeks, a booster or maintenance infusion will be done. Here at Bay Area Ketamine Center, our board-certified anesthesiologist is Dr. Paul Wender, and he has conducted extensive research on ketamine treatment for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is fully capable of helping you and providing you with treatment.
What are the side effects of using ketamine for mental health?
It’s common for people with mental health conditions to be prescribed a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and although these can work for many patients, they may not be the best option for some patients. These drugs work by correcting perceived chemical imbalances in the brain, but ketamine therapy may work by repairing the damage cortisol and other stress hormones do to the brain during bouts of depression.
The effects of ketamine treatment can be very significant, and may include rapidly reducing suicidality and relieving other serious symptoms of depression or depression combined with anxiety. Researchers are still studying ketamine and its applications for treating depression and other mental health conditions.
However, when a patient is suffering severely from depression or another mental health issue, the possible benefits of taking ketamine may outweigh the potential risks and side effects. These risks and side effects may include high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, temporary perceptual disturbances (like blurry vision and others), or temporary dissociation (an out-of-body experience). More research is needed on the effects of long-term or frequent ketamine use.
Will my insurance cover ketamine treatments?
Currently, ketamine insurance is possible if a patient has a valid medical pain diagnosis. This depends on the particular diagnosis as well as your specific insurance. Many commercial or private insurances can cover ketamine treatments. You may want to speak with your insurance company about coverage, or you can call us at Bay Area Ketamine Center and ask us whether we accept your particular insurer and if they can cover ketamine treatment.
Where is your Bay Area ketamine clinic in Los Altos, CA?
Bay Area Ketamine Center is located over at 746 Altos Oaks Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024, and we’re available to you five days a week, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Give us a call today if you’d like to learn more about ketamine therapy with us and its benefits for you. We can see you for a consultation, and if you’d like to book one with us, you can do so here.