Ketamine Treatment in Houston, Texas
Of the 750,000 children and adolescents in Harris County, TX, between the ages of 6 and 18, nearly 150,000 have a mental illness. Of those, 89,000 have a serious emotional disturbance including but not limited to bipolar disorder, depression, and eating disorders. As adults, one in five suffer from serious and persistent mental illness.
COPE is the leading provider of ketamine infusions in Houston, Texas. Treatment is provided by our trained MDs in established, professional medical practices. Ketamine is emerging as an effective off-label treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD and Chronic Pain. Read more about why you should consider ketamine treatment if you’ve tried traditional medications with no success. Ketamine treatment is helping to improve mental health in Houston, Texas – read how.
Ketamine Infusions: Competitive Pricing, Flexible Scheduling and Fewer Side Effects
Ketamine Infusions work when you feel like you have tried everything else. It is giving people with treatment-resistant mental health conditions renewed hope. It’s also a popular treatment option for these mental health conditions because it offers relief from the condition without some of the side effects including weight gain. COPE makes accessing ketamine treatment a safe and comfortable experience. Our pricing is competitive and appointments can be scheduled flexibly.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy: How It Works
Ketamine is an innovative, cutting-edge medication for difficult to treat cases of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, among others. It was originally developed as an anesthetic, and approved by the FDA for such use in 1970. Ketamine has since been discovered to have many other uses in medicine, including as a solution for treatment resistant psychiatric illness.
The Treatment Process
To receive ketamine treatment, you must first be screened by one of our psychiatric experts, to ensure that this is an appropriate treatment for you. Once approved and scheduled, you arrive at our office 15 minutes in advance to complete any remaining paperwork. At your scheduled time, you will be escorted into a private room, with a comfortable, plush seat, and offered your choice of entertainment, including: cable television, Netflix, iPads and wifi, as well as coffee and water.
Your ketamine treatment, which is administered via IV infusion, will last 40 minutes, and you will be asked to remain at the COPE office for an additional hour for observation. Once released, we ask that you have a friend or family member drive you home; alternatively, we are happy to help you arrange a taxi or Uber ride home.
Duration of Treatment
For the first two weeks of treatment, you will come in three times a week for an IV ketamine infusion (each being a 40 minute session, followed by a one-hour observation period.) You may find that you can then maintain remission of your illness on more traditional psychiatric medications. Some patients, however, may need to come in for maintenance treatments, which will occur every week for four weeks. The sustained phase is once a month for six months (if necessary).
COPE offers ketamine or esketamine (Spravato) treatment in Texas at our practice in Houston directed by Prashant Gajwani MD.
Prashant Gajwani, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, spending almost two decades in academic medical centers to focus on providing evidence based comprehensive treatment with the rigor of academic medicine to private practice focusing on, but limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit disorder. He is also board certified in addiction medicine and is the adjunct clinical associate professor of psychiatry at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX.
Dr. Gajwani has been involved in multiple clinical trials over the last two decades and has a keen interest in developing new treatment options for patients who do not respond to currently available options. He has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific publications mostly focused on pharmacological therapies and has lectured at various conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. He has been an active researcher, clinical, and has mentored many medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. He has been nominated as a top physician in Houston, TX multiple times.
Dr. Gajwani enjoys cycling, gardening, and cooking in his spare time.
DIRECTIONS & PRACTICE HOURS
The Solace Center
4502 Riverstone Blvd#601
Missouri City, TX 77449