Find Relief with Ketamine Treatment at Balanced Bodies

Life can be difficult to navigate for those struggling with chronic depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health conditions that are unresponsive to traditional treatments. If you feel like you’ve tried everything—therapy, multiple antidepressants, group support—yet continue to suffer, ketamine infusions may provide the relief you’ve been searching for.

At Balanced Bodies Atlanta, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Mike Rosen provides ketamine infusions in a comfortable, spa-like setting to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and more. Often working when other treatments haven’t, ketamine infusions can help you reclaim your mental health so you can thrive.

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Understanding Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication that was originally used for anesthesia during surgeries and procedures. At lower doses, ketamine has been found to have a strong and rapid antidepressant effect for people with stubborn, hard-to-treat depression.

Ketamine works differently than traditional antidepressants. Within hours of receiving an infusion, many people experience an improvement in their depressive symptoms. This relief can last for weeks to months for some patients. Ongoing maintenance infusions help sustain the results.

Ketamine is generally very safe when administered by a trained medical professional. It does not constrict breathing like other anesthetics. And unlike antidepressants, it does not require weeks of continued use for the antidepressant effects to emerge. This makes ketamine a uniquely rapid option for depression relief.

At Balanced Bodies Atlanta, Dr. Rosen will determine if you are a candidate for ketamine infusions after an initial consultation and assessment. He will also discuss your treatment objectives and expectations to develop an appropriate infusion plan.

Your Path to Healing with Ketamine 

The Initial Consultation

Your journey with Ketamine Infusion therapy begins with a thorough initial consultation. During this one-on-one meeting, we will:

Assess Your Condition

We will listen to your unique story, your symptoms, and your medical history to gain a comprehensive understanding of your mental health challenges.

Screen for Eligibility

Not everyone may be an ideal candidate for Ketamine Infusions. We will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a suitable candidate for this therapy.

Benefits of Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine infusions primarily help people with:

Treatment-resistant depression

Depression that has not improved with medication, therapy, and other standard treatments is considered treatment-resistant. Ketamine is most effective for difficult-to-treat cases.

Suicidal thoughts

People experiencing acute suicidal ideation along with depression can quickly benefit from ketamine’s fast-acting effects. The relief of depressive symptoms often reduces suicidal thoughts.  

Anxiety disorders

Ketamine has been found helpful for certain anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Bipolar depression

The depressive phase of bipolar disorder can improve with ketamine infusions. Maintenance infusions may help prevent relapses of depressive symptoms.

Other mood disorders

Other conditions like depression with anger attacks and postpartum depression may improve with ketamine infusions. The fast antidepressant effects make it a versatile option.

The most widely studied effects are ketamine’s effects on major depressive disorder. According to research, ketamine infusions can provide fast and lasting relief for many people whose depression has not responded well to medications, therapy, or other treatments.

The fast-acting antidepressant effects make ketamine an excellent choice for quick relief from acute symptoms. Ongoing booster infusions can then help maintain the benefits. Even people who have tried countless antidepressants without success may see life-changing results.

Ketamine is generally considered safe, with minimal side effects when administered properly. Unlike taking daily medication, ketamine infusions involve just periodic treatments under medical supervision. This offers an additional advantage for chronic depression.

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Treatment Protocol at Balanced Bodies Atlanta

Dr. Rosen will determine your customized infusion protocol after thoroughly assessing your medical history and mental health needs. The standard ketamine infusion process is as follows:

Initial consultation – A one-hour initial consultation with Dr. Rosen is required before starting infusions. This visit includes:

  • Review your mental health history, diagnoses, and previous treatments.
  • Discussion of your treatment goals.
  • Screening for eligibility and safety of ketamine treatment.
  • Overview of the treatment process.

Before your first infusion – To prepare for your infusions, you will need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointments. You cannot drive yourself home after receiving an infusion. We recommend having a light meal a few hours before your appointment and wearing comfortable clothing.

Your Ketamine Infusion

Ketamine infusions are administered in our peaceful treatment room. You recline in a plush zero-gravity chair as the infusion is delivered intravenously. Blankets, eye masks, and headphones help create a relaxing experience. Our team monitors you throughout the 40-60 minute session. Most people report feeling a pleasant sense of calm and floating.

Post-infusion observation

After your infusion, you remain in the treatment room for about 30 minutes as you reconnect with ordinary consciousness. Side effects like nausea or dizziness are rare but can be quickly treated if they do occur. When you are ready, you can leave in the company of your driver. Light snacks and drinks are provided.

Follow up

It is recommended to take it easy for the rest of the day after your infusion. We will call to check on you that evening and schedule your next appointment. You will also have phone check-ins between infusions. Maintaining a mood journal is encouraged to track progress.

Repeat infusions and maintenance

Most people require 4-6 initial infusions spaced a few days apart to achieve depression relief. Maintenance sessions can then continue at less frequent intervals to sustain remission. Your treatment plan will reflect your individual needs and responses.

The entire process is overseen to ensure your safety and optimal treatment. With ketamine’s rapid benefits, many people feel a profound shift in their mental health within the first week of starting treatment at Balanced Bodies Atlanta.

A Supportive Setting For Healing and Growth

The peaceful surroundings at Balanced Bodies Atlanta are designed to create a sanctuary-like setting for our ketamine and mental health treatment programs. Your comfort and sense of safety are our top priorities.

Everything from the décor of our treatment rooms to the attentiveness of our staff reflects our commitment to your well-being. We want your time with us to not only improve your symptoms but also promote relaxation and inner harmony. The integration of traditional psychotherapy along with our innovative infusion treatments allows our clients to make meaningful breakthroughs on their journey toward healing.

We proudly serve the greater Atlanta metro area but remain a discreet, private practice. Your privacy and confidentiality are protected at all times.

Make A Change Today

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions that have not improved with medications or therapy, ketamine infusions may help you find relief. The exceptionally fast antidepressant effects make ketamine a game-changer for many people.

Don’t continue suffering when there are still options left to try. Reach out to Balanced Bodies Atlanta today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosen. He will review your case, assess your candidacy for ketamine infusions, and customize a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

You deserve to reclaim your joy and thrive each day. We are here to support your journey to mental and emotional well-being. Contact us now to schedule your first appointment.

Our Service Area

We provide a wide variety of medical weight loss services, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), IV therapy treatment for depression, and other medical services to patients from all around the Atlanta area. Many of our customers come from Decatur, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Druid Hills, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, North Druid Hills, and other cities. To be the best you possible, schedule an appointment with us today. Let us show you what 5-star treatment looks like.