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Ketamine and Brain Plasticity

By Kristen R. Dagenais, BSN RN SCRN The term plasticity, when referring to the brain, means the ability to form new connections and/or structures in the brain. Through a multitude of imaging studies, such as MRI, it is now known that chronic stress, trauma, and depression cause “atrophy of neurons in limbic brain regions implicated […]

What is Ketamine?

Hope for Healing Behavioral Health Center offers Ketamine treatments for treatment resistant depression.  Once ordered by a prescriber, ketamine is infused by licensed ICU nurses and nurse anesthetists. WHAT IS KETAMINE Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been around since the 1960’s.   It has proven very safe.  It distorts perceptions of sight and […]

What to Expect During a Ketamine Infusion Session

We provide it as a mental health treatment option for only those clients who would benefit from its short-term and lasting effects. During treatment, Ketamine is administered as an intravenous infusion at a much lower dose than given for anesthesia. Clients who experience relief from depressive symptoms within one to three ketamine treatments will most […]

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