A ketamine infusion allows the unhealthy neuronal pathways that are constantly “on” in your brain to turn off for a period of time. One can consider all the unhealthy thoughts that continuously occur – such as automatic negative thoughts, obsessive thoughts, anxious thoughts, persistent pain – as unhealthy pathways. When your brain comes back “on-line”, you can then access the more healthy pathways or loops in your brain. Through the process of ketamine therapy your brain will start to grow new connections, re-wire and strengthen the healthy patterns that we are trying to maintain. We find this is best achieved with consistent ketamine infusions.
All patients begin by having a consultation with a MPH Provider and therapist followed by a ketamine preparation session. Treatment plans are patient specific, usually once to twice a week over the period of several weeks. Think of this as building a new habit. This period is called initiation. Then during maintenance, you will receive a ketamine infusion every four to eight weeks on average. Our treatment team will then suggest other modalities to pair with ketamine that will help you keep these new thought patterns strong and healthy. This process usually takes somewhere between six months to two years.