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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 […]

Interview with the Ketamine Academy

Watch to learn about Shelley’s personal Ketamine journey in her interview with the Ketamine Academy!    

Ketamine Room Walkthrough

Welcome to Hope for Healing! Listen to one of our owners give a brief walkthrough of a ketamine treatment room.

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 […]

Hope for People with PTSD:  Six Ketamine Infusions

The American Journal of Psychiatry (January 5, 2021) presented the results of a study that showed ketamine infusions rapidly reduced the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  This research was conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  Repeated IV ketamine infusions were well tolerated and safe. Individuals participating […]