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Treatment for Mental Illness

Ketamine Treatment for Anxiety, Depression & PTSD

At Addison Internal Medicine, we offer ketamine treatment for patients who have not found relief through traditional antidepressant medications.

What is Ketamine Treatment?

Ketamine is a revolutionary treatment that has shown remarkable efficacy in alleviating symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD when traditional methods have fallen short. Originally known as an anesthetic, ketamine's unique properties have paved the way for its use in mental health therapy. Administered in controlled settings, ketamine treatment offers rapid relief, often within hours or days, compared to the weeks or months typical of conventional treatments.

How Ketamine Works

Ketamine works by targeting the brain's glutamate system, a key neurotransmitter in the brain, which plays a crucial role in mood regulation. Its action on NMDA receptors sets ketamine apart from conventional antidepressants, targeting pathways associated with faster antidepressant effects.


By modulating glutamate levels, ketamine helps restore balance to neural networks that may be disrupted in conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.


Additionally, ketamine promotes the growth of new synaptic connections, fostering neuroplasticity and enhancing resilience against stressors. ​

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Benefits of Ketamine Treatment

  • Rapid Relief: Unlike traditional antidepressants that may take weeks to become effective, patients may experience the benefits of ketamine within 40-120 minutes after administration.

  • Long-lasting Effects: While individual responses vary, most patients experience relief lasting between 3 to 7 days after a single dose of ketamine.

  • Minimal Side Effects: Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine is well-tolerated by most patients and does not typically cause significant adverse effects.

  • Personalized Approach: Our experienced medical professionals obtain a detailed medical history before tailoring treatment plans to suit your unique needs and to help achieve optimal outcomes.

  • Expert Guidance: Our clinicians are leaders in the field of ketamine therapy, with extensive experience in managing mental health conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a ketamine treatment session? 

Each session typically lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours. 

How many sessions will I need? 

Patients are usually scheduled for two ketamine treatments per week for 3 weeks, for a total of 6 ketamine treatment sessions.  

If you're interested in exploring ketamine treatment as an option for mental health management, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Phuong Tran and our experienced healthcare professionals.



Take the first step toward a brighter, healthier future with Addison Internal Medicine.

Ketamine Treatment Information & Patient Consent

The pdf documents below are available for patients to read, download, and print.

Treatment Information

Patient Consent for Treatment

DEA Fact Sheet on Ketamine

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