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At Home Ketamine Microdosing

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02/15/2024

The field of mental health treatment has been revolutionized by psychedelic therapies, such as ketamine. Ketamine is renowned for its rapid effect at alleviating depression and anxiety. At-home ketamine therapy, specifically through microdosing, is gaining popularity as a convenient method for treating mental health issues and chronic pain, offering patients a blend of efficacy and convenience that traditional treatments often lack.

But is at-home ketamine microdosing right for you? Let’s take a look at ketamine microdosing and how it differs from IV ketamine treatment.

Understanding Ketamine and Microdosing

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a psychedelic substance legally used for its rapid-acting antidepressant and analgesic effects. It differs from conventional treatments by targeting the brain’s NMDA receptors, offering swift relief from conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and certain types of chronic pain. Its capacity to foster neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to form new neural connections—is key to its success in managing mood disorders.

Ketamine therapy may be suitable for individuals with moderate to severe depression who haven’t had satisfactory improvement with traditional treatments like psychotherapy or antidepressant medication. Those who benefit from ketamine therapy often experience significant, long-term alleviation of their symptoms, with many patients achieving full remission of depression after just a few sessions.

What is Microdosing?

Microdosing involves administering low doses of a drug, such as ketamine, to achieve the therapeutic benefits without inducing strong psychoactive effects. Microdosing avoids the side effects that can come with a larger dose of ketamine, such as a feeling of disorientation or lightheadedness. Ideal for individuals exploring alternative treatments for their mental health or chronic pain, microdosing is the perfect option when conventional therapies have been ineffective or have led to undesirable side effects.

The Benefits of an At-Home Ketamine Microdosing Program

An at-home ketamine microdosing program, such as the one offered by Limbic Medical, utilizes oral1 lozenges to administer low doses of ketamine, allowing patients to undergo treatment in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. This method is quick to take effect, straightforward for patient use, and allows for easy adjustment of dosages to meet the unique requirements of each patient.

This innovative approach offers numerous advantages, including:

Continuity of Care

At-home ketamine therapy can serve as a maintenance program following in-office ketamine infusion therapy or a standalone therapy as part of a treatment protocol put together by a health care provider. It supplements the more intensive treatment received in the office, helping to maintain relief from depression or anxiety over an extended period of time.

Convenience and Comfort

Patients can administer treatment at a time that suits them without the need to travel to a clinic, making it easier to integrate into their daily lives.

Personalized Treatment

This treatment method allows for more opportunities for personalized care plans, tailoring treatment to each patient’s specific needs and enhancing the therapy results.

Cost-Effectiveness

Eliminating the need for frequent clinic visits can reduce the overall cost of treatment, making it a more accessible option for patients without sacrificing the quality of care.

Long-Term Results

At-home microdosing facilitates a long-term approach to mental health and wellness. By integrating this treatment into a regular routine of healthy eating, exercise, high quality sleep, and similar supporting behaviors, patients can successfully manage symptoms over time, producing long-lasting relief from depression and anxiety.

At Limbic Medical, we use both in-clinic and at-home ketamine therapies as complementary components of a holistic treatment plan. At-home therapy is particularly suited for ongoing maintenance and the extension of the benefits realized from initial in-clinic ketamine treatments.

Why Choose Limbic Medical?

Navigating mental health improvement can be challenging, but finding the right partner ensures you have the support and resources for long-term symptom relief. At Limbic Medical, we offer patient treatment and safety that is customized to the individual thereby harnessing long-term outcomes and benefits. By offering both at-home microdosing and in-person ketamine infusion therapy options, we provide patients with flexible, individualized, and successful treatment plans that address the unique needs of each patient.

Limbic Medical microdosing patients benefit from:

Direct Healthcare Provider Interaction: We prioritize a personal touch in our treatment plans. Our microdose program includes either monthly or bimonthly telehealth consultations with Dr. Atoian, accompanied by weekly questionnaires. This setup allows for dosage adjustments as necessary and makes certain your treatment is progressing effectively.

Comprehensive Care Approach: Our at-home microdosing program is designed to complement our in-office ketamine infusions, aiming to provide a full spectrum of care that addresses both the immediate and ongoing needs of our patients.

Safety and Oversight: The safety2 and well-being of our patients are our utmost priorities. By choosing Limbic Medical, you’re entrusting your mental health treatment with a team that can certify a higher level of safety and direct contact for any adjustments or concerns during your treatment.

Research-Driven Care: Our approach is backed by our own research into at-home microdosing, demonstrating our commitment to evidence-based treatments. Our research in this area has established Limbic Medical as leaders in the field of ketamine therapy.

Take the first step toward improving your mental health with Limbic Medical. Contact us to learn more about our approach to ketamine therapy and how it can help you manage your symptoms.

Sources:

1. “Oral Ketamine for Depression: A Systematic Review.” PubMed, 16 April 2019

2. “At-home, sublingual ketamine telehealth is a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe anxiety and depression: Findings from a large, prospective, open-label effectiveness trial.” PubMed, 1 October 2022