Limbic Medical

Why Limbic

The Limbic System


Here’s Why We are Limbic Medical

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Interactive Brain

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Interactive Brain
Hippocampus Amygdala Hypothalamus Thalamus Cingulate gyrus


Center of memory and learning


Involved in emotional responses (fear, pleasure, anxiety, anger) and formation of emotional memories


Basic physiological functions (hunger, thirst, sleep) Connects the hormonal and nervous systems


Relay center for sensory information

Cingulate gyrus

Involved in emotional regulation and cognitive processing

The “emotional center of the brain,” the limbic system is a group of structures deep within the brain that play a crucial role in the regulation of emotions, memory, learning, and behavior.

Stemming from the Latin word “edge,” the limbic system is how the lower and upper brain communicate and where the conscious and subconscious mind connect. The main components of the limbic system include the hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, thalamus, and cingulate gyrus. The structures within the limbic system are essential for maintaining a balanced emotional and behavioral state.

Dysregulation of these structures is associated with neurobehavioral disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse.

Our Approach

Limbic Medical is where the mind, body, and soul meet. Our integrative and holistic approach aims to uncover and address the root of conditions, improving overall mental health and wellbeing from the source.

While hyperconnectivity of limbic structures is associated with depression, studies have shown that limbic connectivity decreases after ketamine infusions.

By targeting NMDA receptors in the brain, ketamine infusions have been shown to regulate limbic connectivity and provide relief from a variety of mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Ketamine infusions can essentially help to rewire the circuitry of the brain and break out of habitual thinking and negative behavioral patterns.


In a study modeling human depression in rats, a dose of ketamine was able to restore the neural connections lost due to stress, demonstrated by the increased number of orange nodes (bottom).

Similar to a tree blossoming in spring, sprouting new branches and leaves, ketamine represents this change of seasons for your neurons. By encouraging the growth of new synaptic connections, ketamine fosters new learning and memory processes that help recover from various psychological disorders.


Dr. Atoian is really the best. I was having a really hard time with my depression that wouldn’t go away, even taking medications. I did the infusions and now I’m doing microdosing and I feel great! My anxiety is much better and my depression is pretty much gone.

Clarice C.

My Anxiety Symptom Score was 32 and my score has improved to 94 so far! Thank you Limbic Medical and Dr. Andre Atoian for helping me get such a great outcome!

Bryce Y.

Dr. Atoian takes his job seriously and believes deeply in what he is providing for his patients. After 6 infusions I feel so much better. I made an 80% improvement in my depressive symptoms. I can’t say enough about how much better I’m feeling.

Dawndee H.




All our patients are surveyed regularly throughout treatment. Patient outcomes displayed in the scrolling banner are reported directly to a third-party for full transparency.

It’s no surprise that our patients have stellar outcomes. It’s a natural result of the way we approach patient care.