Initially developed as an anesthetic, ketamine has been rediscovered as a breakthrough treatment for depression and anxiety disorders when administered at low doses in combination with therapy. This treatment is designed to unlock therapeutic pathways as part of a broader care plan.
The Science Behind Ketamine
Ketamine targets specific brain receptors to promote new, healthy connections between nerve cells. Its effects include pain relief, relaxation, and more flexible thinking.
Over time, mental and physical illnesses put stress on the body, which leads to damaged synapses in the brain. Ketamine helps regenerate these neural pathways, creating the conditions for therapeutic growth and change.
Ketamine treatment, in combination with therapy and lifestyle changes, may help support new modes of thinking, feeling, and mood to improve quality of life and aide in healing from long-standing and hard-to-treat stress disorders such as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment for a range of conditions, including depression and anxiety, but also PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, migraine, and fibromyalgia. Your provider can determine if you are a good candidate for Ketamine treatment, and whether this may be an optimal treatment for you.
We partner with most major insurance plans.
At Heading, we’re dedicated to providing a comprehensive care experience. Our team will help you understand your benefits and will work directly with your insurance plan to determine if you’re eligible for coverage.
During your consultation, we’ll discuss coverage, costs, payments, reimbursements or whatever else you’d like to know about. We will take it off your plate so you can begin focusing on what’s most important: you.