Virginia Infusion Therapies
Virginia Infusion Therapies
Ketamine Infusion has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a variety of Depression related conditions
Every year, 13 million to 14 million Americans have major depression. 30% to 40% who seek treatment will not get better or fully recover with standard antidepressants. These patients, who do not recover, are at significantly greater risk to abuse drugs and alcohol. They also have increased hospitalizations, and suicide attempts. Multiple research studies show that ketamine infusion therapy may offer significant relief for these patients. Using ketamine appears to be a helpful alternative, for those who have exhausted traditional treatment options. Current data suggests that ketamine infusions are appropriate for patients with treatment- resistant unipolar or bipolar depression, without psychotic features and lack substance-use disorder.
The Premier Ketamine Clinic in Northern Virginia
Virginia Infusion Therapies is one of the the first Ketamine Clinics in Northern Virginia, and the first clinic in Loudoun County to provide Ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of Major Depression and Pain Conditions. The clinic was established by four physicians in Loudoun who, through their professional experiences in medicine and their personal family experiences with depression, recognized that there are major problems in the recognition and treatment of depression. They recognized that Major Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and some pain conditions are often medical emergencies that require treatments that are more effective… and more effective IMMEDIATELY.
Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment option for depression that is both effective and immediate. Depression, is however, a condition on a spectrum of mental stress that includes major depression, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and severe anxiety. Ketamine seems to as effective in the treatment of all of these conditions.
Thoughts of suicide is a medical emergency. These thoughts are often characterized by crushing depression and feelings of anxiety and hopelessness. If you are have these thoughts right now, please call 911 or the suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255. If you do not feel you are an immediate harm to yourself or others, consider Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Ketamine can provide immediate relief of the major symptoms of depression.
Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that affects 1 in 7 women after giving birth. Traditional antidepressants and treatment options do not provide the immediate enough relief for many if not most of these new mothers. Ketamine infusion therapy has been shown to be effective in providing immediate relief to many patients
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a mental health condition that affects up to 8 percent of the population. Medications and talk therapy are helpful in assisting with coping skills, but do little to treat the underlying signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Ketamine infusion therapy has been shown to provide immediate relief in many of these patients
Severe anxiety is an extremely debilitating disorder and may also contribute to the development of depression. Severe anxiety can adversely affect a person’s daily living and personal interactions. Ketamine infusion therapy has been shown to provide significant improvement in many of these patients. Ketamine helps with both the severity of the anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Dr. Jay Kugler board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He has worked as an Emergency Physician in Northern Virginia since 2002. Dr. Kugler completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, Osteopathic medical school at the University of North Texas HSC, and residency in Pontiac, Michigan.
Dr. Pranav Virmani is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been treating patients in Northern Virginia since 2002. He graduated medical school with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Howard University Medical School and completed his residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Emergency Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Marwan Jaber is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician in Northern Virginia since 2007. He earned his medical degree at SUNY Downstate in New York; and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Researchers aren’t exactly sure the mechanism of how Ketamine infusions work, however it has been shown to help regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells that are damaged by stress, after even a single administration. It is believed that at lower doses, Ketamine acts as a neurotransmitter antagonist (GluN2B) in the brain. This area of the brain is the focus of treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD and chronic pain conditions. Up to 70 % of patients treated with Ketamine for conditions ranging from Major Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain conditions show immediate improvement. The immediate relief is in stark contrast to the slower methods of antidepressants medications and talk-therapy. Ketamine is commonly used in the emergency room and operating rooms for anesthesia. Read more on how you can take the first steps towards health and wellness.