The medical clinic, headed by board-certified ER physician Dr. Michael Pellegrino, has updated its ketamine infusion services to meet the growing demand among patients who have now heard news reports or talked to friends and colleagues attesting to the efficacy of ketamine-based treatments.
More information can be found at http://www.thriveiv.net
Thrive IV now offers Ketamine infusion treatments for individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition impacting 8-12 million Americans in any given year. Contrary to typical antidepressants, which work by raising serotonin levels, ketamine seems to have an effect on glutamate, a neurotransmitter known to be involved in mood regulation. Furthermore, it offers almost immediate relief to the majority of patients, who don’t need to wait for months to see if the traditional mix of antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy will ‘kick in.’
Still in its infancy, the ketamine therapy market is anticipated to grow at approximately 75% annually over the next five years. Hundreds of clinics specializing in ketamine treatment for depression and other mood disorders have emerged in the U.S. as clinical trials continue to demonstrate the treatment’s safety and effectiveness. Patients most often get ketamine one to three times a week for 2 weeks through IV or IM (intramuscular) though some may need to take it longer. Sessions take between one and four hours and might result in sensations of exhilaration and dissociation or often described as “a weight lifted off” of them.
IV therapy – as administered by Thrive IV – is considered the most manageable form of treatment. The absorption of ketamine can be variable depending upon the method of administration, but IV infusions allow for 100% bioavailability. IV doses can be titrated to the precise milligram, ensuring Dr. Pellegrino always knows exactly how much is being given.
Patients at Thrive IV are made as comfortable as possible throughout each session with a soft chair, gentle lighting, and calming music. The clinic offers a low-dose infusion lasting 40 minutes to 1 hour, followed by approximately a 20-minute recovery period. Depending on the patient’s medical history and response to therapy, Dr. Pellegrino may add medications, vitamins, and other nutrients as the Ketamine sessions go on to maintain or improve the effects of the infusions and relieve any uncomfortable sensations that may develop.
“We have all seen the devastating effects PTSD and depression can have on our families and communities,” said a company spokesperson. “It is remarkable that we can now, finally, treat patients and watch them transform into happier, more hopeful people seemingly overnight.”
Interested parties can learn more at http://www.thriveiv.net
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