Ketamine for depression changed my son’s life. For that I will be forever grateful. But as it stands, it is widely recognized among mental healthcare providers that depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, which is often treated successfully with antidepressants and psychotherapy. However, many patients do not […]
Is Ketamine Infusion the best route of administration? Intravenous (IV) Ketamine infusions are very successful in treating patients suffering from major depressive mood disorders.¹ At Actify Neurotherapies, we perform IV (intravenous) Ketamine infusion to treat: depression bipolar depression postpartum depression obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) generalized anxiety fibromyalgia chronic pain syndromes like complex […]
It seems every month, an article comes out touting the benefits of Ketamine infusion therapy in treating major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain conditions. At Actify Neurotherapies, we are lucky enough to have treated thousands of patients with these conditions and […]
In the last few years, there has been significant media coverage about the “club drug” Ketamine being used to treat depression. Ketamine is an anesthetic agent with an over 50-year history of safe usage in the surgical arena. ¹ In the last 10+ years, it has become evident in several research studies and patient testimonials how […]
When I first considered intravenous (IV) Ketamine to treat severely treatment-resistant depression (TRD) 4 years ago, I was in a scary, lonely place where I received a lot of skeptical questions and funny looks accompanying chirping crickets. IV Ketamine is an innovation at the frontier of behavioral health, and I wanted to make sure I […]
Apr 07, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD What do you crave: food, material possessions, love, attention, sex, sugar, chocolate, drugs, alcohol, praise, or power? For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, the answer is dirt. A few days ago, I came across an article on NPR about an upcoming documentary film called […]
Jan 13, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD One significant development in the psychiatry world for 2014 is the full implementation of mental health parity rules, which set new psychiatric and substance abuse treatment coverage requirements for most private insurance plans, as well as the Medicare system.