Ketamine

Open Letter to Health Insurance Companies For Ketamine Treatments

Open Letter to Health Insurance Companies For Ketamine Treatments

Dear Health Insurance Company Representative,

Thank you for being a part of the system that helps to reduce the cost of health care for me and my patients.  I appreciate your commitment to collaborating and serving patients by covering the charges from unexpected healthcare fees.  Because of your services it allows for greater coverage to a large group of people for disease prevention, improving health, and fully living life.

Ketamine's Role in PTSD Treatment

Ketamine's Role in PTSD Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic disorder that arises after severely stressful events. PTSD is characterized by its disabling effects—hyperarousal, avoidance, and re-experiencing symptoms. Affecting an estimated 7.8% of the general population, PTSD is particularly diagnosed among people who have experienced interpersonal violence. Survivors who suffer from PTSD do not have many options in reducing PTSD symptoms, because few modern pharmacotherapies—treatments using drugs—are effective.

14 Insights from the American Society of Ketamine Physicians’ Inaugural Conference 2018

14 Insights from the American Society of Ketamine Physicians’ Inaugural Conference 2018

The key to providing outstanding service to our patients is to keep educated and up-to-date. This month, we got to do so at the inaugural conference of the American Society of Ketamine Physicians (ASKP) in Austin, Texas.

We learned a massive amount from leaders in the field of ketamine research and treatment at the conference. While we want to share it all, we kept it simple and are sharing 14 insights from this conference with you!

3 Reasons Why You Should Know About the Default Mode Network of Your Brain

3 Reasons Why You Should Know About the Default Mode Network of Your Brain

The Default Mode Network (sometimes called simply the default network or the DMN) refers to an interconnected group of brain structures that are hypothesized to be part of a functional system. The DMN includes areas of the brain which researchers found to have higher activity when the mind was supposed to be at rest.  For example, when you are day dreaming, thinking about the future, replaying memories, etc. without a specific goal in mind.  Now, why would we care about this? The DMN is found to have increased activity in certain mood and pain disorders.  That being said, let's look at our 3 reasons why you should know about the DMN.