Ketamine Clinics

The Neuro Assessment and Development Center

Ketamine Clinics
2936 S. Highland Drive #101 Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
The Neuro Assessment and Development Center

The Neuro Assessment and Development Center (NADC) is committed to providing the highest quality ketamine IV therapy in Utah. We believe the standard of care for Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) has evolved to 6 sessions in a brief window of 3 weeks. Ketamine clears the “ruts in the road” and then new learning can replace old patterns that have kept a person stuck. Further treatment is evaluated after the six sessions. We are unique in that we offer integrative therapy with theketamine and assist change.

We provide post-integration with psychotherapist for each session in office and recommend an additional psychotherapy sessions each week. This can be with your therapist or ours.

THE DIFFERENCE: Most ketamine IV therapy clinics do not see the opportunity of integrative therapy and are not trained in KAP psychotherapy while the patient is in undergoing treatment with ketamine.

Typical IV infusion sessions 6 in 2 weeks—usual cost $650 plus or minus—duration an hour or so, run by an RN under MD supervision—may have ancillary modalities= $3900

Our KAP—Intake, integrative KAP sessions, 6 sessions with therapist = $1800

After the initial in-office ketamine iv therapy sessions, we can provide ketamine sublingual lozenge sessions to be done at home under close supervision or in-office during therapy. This protocol greatly reduces costs to clients and intensifies the therapy.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Fees

Comprehensive Medical/Psychiatric Assessment and Screening Intake and Initial Evaluation – $400.00

Sublingual Lozenge and/or Ketamine IM (intramuscular) in-office Sessions – $350.00 each session, or six sessions for $1800

Psychotherapy Integrative Sessions – without ketamine medicine session (60 minutes)- 225.00—as part of the ongoing KAP process

Questions about Ketamine IV Therapy

Do I need to be referred by a psychiatrist?
No. We are experienced psychiatric professionals and will do an initial assessment to determine that you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. If you are currently being treated by referring professional, you may wish to discuss your treatment and progress with that physician.

Where is the treatment performed?
All treatments are performed in our professional office on Highland Drive, in Sugarhouse.

Will Ketamine IV Therapy help my treatment resistant depression, PTSD or Addiction?

Based on searches of major medical centers over the past fifteen years, and in our experience, up to 70% of all patients can expect significant, and fast, relief. Of course, we cannot predict individual results. Treatments are tailored in terms of frequency and dosage to each person, and we believe it offers your best chance of success.

How many ketamine treatments will I receive?
That will depend on your response. Most patients receive an initial series of six IM Ketamine treatments and then we determine further treatment together.

What happens after my series of ketamine?
Following the initial series of treatments, most patients choose, in consultation with our doctor, to begin a maintenance program, returning for single treatments intermittently or using lozenges at home or in therapy. The interval between maintenance infusions varies from patient to patient and often increases over time.

If ketamine therapy works for me how soon will I begin to feel better?
Many patients begin to feel better within hours of the first treatment. Patients with thoughts of self-harm notice those thoughts dissipating first. There can be a dramatic relief of dread and hopelessness. Some patients may not notice any mood improvement until their third or fourth infusion. Almost all patients who will respond notice improvement after a series of six treatments.

Will I require ketamine treatment for the rest of my life?
No. Many patients seem to achieve long-term relief after a series of treatments.

What should I expect during ketamine therapy?
Ketamine is administered over a period of 40-60 minutes. The dose is determined by your weight. The amount of ketamine administered is not enough to cause a loss of consciousness, so you will remain awake. Most patients choose to enhance the experience by listening to music with headphones on and eyeshades.

During the treatment some patients experience odd perceptions—like seeing bright colors. Some report what is referred to as a “dissociative”, or “out of body” experience. These effects of ketamine are important for ketamine’s ultimate effectiveness. Most patients tolerate the experiences with no trouble, and many people find them pleasant. Once the treatment is complete, the dissociative effects of the drug rapidly dissipate. There are no delayed “flashbacks,” and patients generally leave the office within 30 minutes following the treatment and feel quite normal. However, they cannot drive themselves and must have a ride home.

Are there other side effects I should be concerned about?
Occasionally patients experience some nausea following an Treatment. We often give the patient Zofran to help with this. It is important to remember not to eat or drink in the hours prior to a treatment. More rarely, a patient may experience a transient headache. Patients can expect to be tired following the infusion. Very rarely, patients already at risk for seizure have reportedly experienced one. If you have a seizure disorder, please be sure to discuss it with your doctor prior to receiving ketamine therapy.

What medical conditions could keep me from receiving ketamine?
There are a few and this is why we do a medical and psychological screening of all patients before determining if Ketamine is the right treatment option. Your provider will discuss contraindications with you before you receive your first infusion. Those that have had psychosis in the last year or a history of schizophrenia are not safe candidates for ketamine treatment.

Are ketamine treatments addictive?
No. All providers follow an evidence based protocol with dosages that are not likely to be addictive.

Do I need to bring someone with me?
You do not need to have someone bring you or accompany you during the treatment, but we request that you have someone bring you home. We advise you not to drive a car until the following morning.

Can I eat or drink before my appointment?
You cannot eat for the 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. You may have clear liquids up until 2 hours before your appointment.

Will my current psychiatric medications interfere with ketamine treatment?
Anti-depressant medications (SSRIs, MAOIs, and tricyclics) do not interfere with ketamine, and there is no need to stop them. Ketamine treatment can provide relief during the time it takes antidepressant medications to begin working. Important: You should not decrease or stop taking any prescribed medication without first consulting your prescribing physician.

Will my insurance company pay for ketamine therapy?
Because ketamine therapy for mood and anxiety disorders is recent and still viewed as experimental, insurance companies do not provide reimbursement.

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