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Ketamine Treatment

Treat depression and a variety of other mental health disorders.

Use Ketamine to Treat Depression and Other Mental Disorders in Bakersfield

If you’re struggling with alcohol or opioid addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder or suicidal thoughts, Synergy Recovery has a new treatment option. You don’t need to struggle with these debilitating conditions alone while they negatively impact your quality of life.

We understand, though, that sometimes standard treatment approaches don’t offer the relief you need. Ketamine is a powerful medication that can help if you haven’t had success with other medications or therapy. In our welcoming, discreet environment, we offer ketamine treatment as one of our many services. We deliver this treatment through infusions to provide you with fast relief from your symptoms.

Learn more about the use of ketamine treatment for depression and a variety of other mental health disorders.

What Is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a hospital-grade anesthetic that is exceptionally fast-acting. The FDA approved it in the 1970s to sedate patients during medical procedures and it is commonly used for sedation in children. It is also commonly used to control pain, especially for surgical procedures.

Over the years, ketamine began to be studied for another reason — the treatment of depression. Medical experts began to see the positive effect that ketamine treatment had on the symptoms of mood or anxiety disorders, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Recent research has continued to show the benefit of low-dose Ketamine for the treatment in a variety of mental health disorders. It is quickly becoming a groundbreaking method for alleviating symptoms in patients who can’t find relief from other medications and treatments. Synergy Recovery Services is the only clinic in Bakersfield to offer this revolutionary ketamine treatment.

A New Experimental Treatment Is Helping Veterans Combat PTSD

There are over 40,000 veterans in Kern County and for many post-traumatic stress is a constant daily battle. Ketamine is an old drug that is being used in a new way to help veterans dealing with PTSD.

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What Does Ketamine Treat?

Ketamine has been shown to improve a variety of mental health disorders, including alcohol or opioid addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorder, moderate to severe depression and suicidal thoughts, particularly for people who can’t find relief with traditional medication and therapy options. It also helps bridge the gap between the time someone feels severe symptoms and when prescribed antidepressants take effect — between four to six weeks.

The Yale Department of Psychiatry and Janssen Research looked at 11 hospitals around the U.S. to study ketamine for depression. People who were hospitalized for high suicide risk received a nasal spray form of ketamine, combined with antidepressants and counseling. Within four hours, the 35 people who received the treatment had better scores on a depression symptom scale than those who did not use the ketamine.

Ketamine therapy, unlike other treatments or psychiatric medications, tends to have fewer side effects and works very quickly — especially when delivered through an IV infusion. Through an infusion, you are able to receive the medication directly into your body in less than an hour.

While ketamine infusions are still being studied, this treatment appears to be effective at treating mental health disorders because of the way it encourages the production of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter. Once this process occurs, the brain begins to form new neural connections. These new pathways then begin to positively affect cognition, thought patterns, behaviors and mood.

 

How Ketamine Therapy works to help veterans combat PTSD

An extended conversation with Dr. Jan Trobisch, medical director at Synergy Wellness in Bakersfield, CA about the new experimental treatment, Ketamin Therapy, used to help those suffering from PTSD.

 

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Q&A with local veteran battling PTSD with the help of Ketamine Therapy

An extended conversation with retired U.S. Military Sgt. Major, Jason Geis and his final thoughts about his journey battling his PTSD through Ketamine Therapy.

 

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How Is It Administered?

Ketamine is administered intravenously over 40 minutes in a private room at our medical facility under the supervision of trained professionals. Once infused, individuals start feeling relief from their depression and suicidal thoughts within minutes to hours. Patients will get infusions weekly to twice weekly for 3 weeks, followed by monthly to quarterly “booster” infusions if needed.

Q&A with a local veteran before his first Ketamine infusion to battle PTSD

An extended conversation with retired U.S. Military Sgt. Major, Jason Geis and his interview before his first Ketamine infusion, an experimental treatment used to help those with PTSD.

 

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What Are Signs You Might Need Ketamine?

Ketamine treatment in Bakersfield is an option if you haven’t found something that works for you. If you have treatment-resistant depression, uncontrolled PTSD, anxiety or OCD, or just can’t find relief from your suicidal thoughts, ketamine is a non-traditional treatment that may work for you.

If your suicidal thoughts are severe and you can’t wait until your antidepressants kick in, ketamine might work for you. Since it’s fast-acting, it has the potential to save your life if you’re contemplating suicide. However, ketamine is not a long-term solution since the effect does not last after about four weeks. It should get combined with other treatment options for the best results. Our team can help you figure out whether this therapy could potentially benefit you.

Q&A with the counselor who monitors patients during Ketamine Therapy

Joel Moreno, Chemical Dependency Counselor at Synergy Wellness, and a veteran monitors all patients going through Ketamine Therapy.

 

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How to Get Started With Ketamine Treatment in Bakersfield

You don’t need to live with uncontrolled depression, PTSD, OCD, anxiety or suicidal thoughts forever. Ketamine in Bakersfield is a viable option that may provide the sense of security and treatment you need when you’re ready to try something new.

Talk to your doctor about whether ketamine is a possible way to treat the depression you’re struggling with. We can then provide you with a consultation and work with you to come up with a personal treatment plan that combines both ketamine therapy and counseling. Our specialists are here to help you get started on your journey to health and happiness. Contact our team today to learn more.

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