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Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Is it for you?

What is it?

Ketamine has been used for general anesthesia around the world since the early 1970's. In the early 1990's study's at Yale University demonstrated ketamine's ability to rapidly reverse depression in patients who had suffered with intractable illness for 20+ years. Similar studies proved the same in multiple centers so that today ketamine is used to treat treatment resistant depression (TRD) and anxiety all around the world. 

How does it work? 

Ketamine has been proven to rapidly increase the availability of glutamate in the brain. Glutamate is an activating neurotransmitter which elevates mood where serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine meds like Prozac and Wellbutrin have ceased to work or have failed entirely. Ketamine increases "neuroplasticity" leading to more communication between brain neurons with implications for generalized brain health and cognition. 

What's it like?

We provide ketamine as an IV infusion. We treat patients one at a time in a comfortable setting supervised by experienced staff. A small gauge butterfly needle is placed, usually in the hand. A non-anesthetic dose of ketamine (based on weight) is infused over about 40 minutes. The patient usually has a very positive dissociative experience but is never asleep or anesthetized. We most often give 6 infusions over 2 - 3 weeks. Ketamine produces remission in over 70% of persons with TRD (which is remarkably better than all other anti-depressant meds for first time depressions!) We decided to offer ketamine infusions starting in 2018 because of the responsibility we felt towards the growing number of treatment resistant patients in our practice. 

How can I schedule treatment for myself or a loved one?

We provide ketamine infusions through an entity called Neuragain based in Amesbury, MA. Since 2013 Neuragain has been at the forefront of ketamine infusion therapy with providers around the US of which we are one. You may learn more about ketamine infusions, pricing, and scheduling by calling through our office's local Neuragain number (502)333-9257 or through the Neuragain URL www.

After you have scheduled your ketamine infusions through Neuragain you will meet briefly with Dr. Stewart, usually on the day of your first first infusion, so that he can address any unanswered questions before you start. Dr. Stewart and the folks at Neuragain remain available to you through the course of your treatments. 

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