Ketamine Treatments in the State of Virginia, United States of America

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In 2017, MindPeace Clinics became the first medical clinic in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer ketamine treatment in Arlington. The Arlington clinic is centrally located to serve Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax, McClean, Ballston, Rosslyn, Tyson’s Corner, and Washington D.C. area, including the suburbs of Maryland. This immediate access to ketamine treatments for those … Read more

IV Ketamine verse other administration routes

IV Ketamine

Why is Intravenous (IV) racemic ketamine better than other administration routes, such as intranasal sprays or oral lozenges?   Ketamine is becoming the standard of care to treat mood disorders such as Suicidal Ideations, Depression, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Therefore, it is essential to understand the significant clinical differences amongst routes of administration, essentially how … Read more

Ketamine has ‘fast-acting benefits’ for depression

Ketamine is administered to a patient undergoing an infusion

Ketamine has “shown promise” in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says. Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic. The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to “significant” improvements in depressive symptoms in the first 24 hours.  … Read more

Ketamine A ‘Lifesaving’ Aid for Depression?

Dr. Patrick Oliver oversees a patient's ketamine infusion for migraine

Aug. 21, 2018 — Ketamine, a widely used anesthetic that’s also an illicit party drug, has taken on a new role in recent years: treating severe depression in people who have not responded to standard treatment. Researchers have called it the most exciting breakthrough in the field of depression research in the past half-century. One form of the drug, being … Read more

How Ketamine Defeats Depression

Dr. Patrick Oliver consults a patient on the use of ketamine

Ketamine is best known for its use as an anesthetic medication. But recent research suggests that ketamine may be useful for treating a whole host of mental health problems, including treatment-resistant depression. Some have even lauded it as the largest breakthrough on depression in decades. What is treatment resistant depression? Approximately 10-20% of depression patients suffer what … Read more

Intranasal ketamine as effective as fentanyl at relieving acute pain in kids

Intranasal ketamine is noninferior to intranasal fentanyl at relieving pain in children with acute extremity injuries

Intranasal ketamine is noninferior to intranasal fentanyl at relieving pain in children with acute extremity injuries, a new study found. “We were happy to discover similar results to the two other prior pediatric trials and pleasantly surprised to see how similar the rates of rescue analgesia were to those studies,” Dr. Theresa M. Frey of … Read more

Dual studies highlight Ketamine’s potential to treat anxiety and addiction

Ketamine’s potential to treat anxiety and addiction

Two new studies suggest the psychiatric benefits of ketamine treatment may extend beyond just the targeting of depression. The research demonstrates ketamine may be helpful in targeting both anxiety- and substance abuse-related depression. Although ketamine is a relatively old drug, originally developed in the 1950s as an anesthetic, over the last decade a growing body … Read more

When Nothing Seems to Help Your CRPS, Ketamine Pain Treatments May Bring Relief

CRPS & Ketamine

You’re used to being the go-getter-est of them all. But with complex regional pain syndrome, you can barely get up. It’s really throwing a wrench into your fast-paced lifestyle. CRPS often strikes after recovery from an injury — a sprain, fracture or minor surgery. It results in intense pain or sensitivity to small stimuli, typically in … Read more