Psych Associates of Maryland
Psych Associates of Maryland provides comprehensive behavioral health services, including ketamine treatment to patients in its Baltimore clinic, with a group of competent, independent practitioners. Psychological testing and neuropsychological testing are available for a variety of disorders, including ADHD, brain injuries and head trauma, and memory problems.
Finding the right “fit” with a practitioner can be key to finding a better understanding of a person’s mental health. Our team strives to work with every client in the way that works best for them. We are trained in many different types of treatment modalities, and we are fluent in English and Spanish, allowing us to work together with clients to find the right solution for their problem.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will You Need?
Research has shown that a series of six infusions given every other day over a 2-3-week period can produce optimal outcomes. Ketamine infusion decreases the symptoms of depression in approximately 60-70 percent of all patients who receive it.Often after the fifth to sixth treatment, some patients feel an overall better sense of well-being, which can include change in mood, and improvement in daily functionality.
How long do the effects of Ketamine last?
The duration of effect is very individual and can last anywhere from 2-3 weeks to 3 months, and beyond. The booster maintenance phase is different for each patient. After the first induction dose of 6 treatments, we begin to assess for maintenance booster treatment intervals, which are varied.
What will I experience during my infusion treatment?
We check a set of baseline vital signs, such as your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation, and your weight. We start an intravenous (IV) line and begin the infusion, which takes about 45-60 minutes. During this time we keep the environment private, quiet, and relaxing. We do monitor you intermittently throughout the infusion. You may listen to your own choice of soothing music.
Does insurance cover Ketamine?
Ketamine is not covered by insurance. We accept cash pay only.
What is Spravato?
The first and only NMDA receptor antagonist approved for 2 subtypes of MDD in adult patients.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Induction dose of 4 sessions and maintenance dose from 5 to 9 sessions at least. Best result was achieved when patients continued treatment for a minimum of 12wks.
What is the procedure for Spravato?
When you arrive for your appointment, you spray each nostril, and will be monitored for 2 hours at the clinic. The cost of the drug and treatment including but not limited to monitoring will be submitted to your insurance company. The drug is to be administered 2 times per week for 4 weeks, then 1 time per week for another 4 weeks and then tapered to every other week, or weekly depending on your response.
When discussing options for ketamine treatment in Baltimore with your family members, be sure to contact us for a consultation.