At Stillwater Health, we offer ketamine treatment as a fast-acting and effective therapy for various mental health conditions.
Ketamine has been used for decades in anesthesia, but in recent years, a growing body of research has shown that it can help treat conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and more.
Ketamine is one of the innovative therapies we offer at Stillwater Health. As the region’s premier ketamine clinic, we use this medication to help induce freedom from thoughts of suicide, depression, and anxiety. Our patients have experienced rapid relief from major symptoms in as little as one to three treatments. Ketamine infusions can bring relief unlike any other treatment available.
How Ketamine Therapy Works
While the exact mechanism of how ketamine works is not fully understood, it is believed to increase neuroplasticity in the brain, leading to lasting changes in the way the brain processes information.
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences or changes in the environment. It is a critical process in the brain that allows it to develop and learn throughout life. With increased neuroplasticity, the brain can create new neural connections, which can lead to the formation of new patterns of thought and behavior.
Ketamine is believed to work by increasing the activity of a chemical in the brain called glutamate. By increasing the activity of glutamate, ketamine can help to stimulate the growth of new neural connections, leading to lasting changes in the brain.
In addition to its effects on neuroplasticity, ketamine has been found to have rapid antidepressant effects. Some studies have shown that patients can experience significant improvement in depressive symptoms in as little as one to two hours after receiving ketamine. These effects can last for several days to weeks, making it an attractive option for those who have not responded to traditional antidepressant medications.
How Ketamine Is Administered
At Stillwater Health, we offer two different methods of ketamine administration to provide our patients with the best possible care. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.
Once patients are stable on ketamine treatments, Stillwater Health can provide at-home oral ketamine lozenges to help maintain a stable mood.
Conditions We Treat with Ketamine Therapy
Ketamine has been found to be particularly effective in treating depression, with up to 70% of patients experiencing significant symptom relief after just one treatment.
Ketamine can also be an effective treatment for anxiety, particularly when traditional medications have not been effective.
Ketamine can provide a safe and effective treatment option for those experiencing suicidal thoughts, with some patients experiencing rapid and lasting relief from symptoms.
Ketamine has been found to be effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, including flashbacks and nightmares.
Ketamine has been found to be effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of OCD symptoms.
Ketamine can be an effective treatment option for individuals with bipolar disorder, particularly if traditional medications have not been effective.
Ketamine has been found to be effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches.
Ketamine can be an effective treatment option for postpartum depression, particularly if traditional medications have not been effective.
Neuropathic Pain, CRPS, and Fibromyalgia
Ketamine can also be an effective treatment for chronic pain syndromes, including neuropathic pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and fibromyalgia.
Ketamine vs. TMS: Understanding the Differences in Treatment Options
Ketamine has been found to be highly effective, with up to 70% of patients experiencing significant symptom relief after just one treatment. TMS has an 83% response rate and up to a 62% remission rate for depression.