Dartmouth Ketamine IV Therapy For Veterans With OCD & Bipolar Issues, Update
With this updated service, the center offers military veterans individualized ketamine IV treatment plans that address their specific needs. These ketamine IV treatments have been clinically proven to noticeably reduce symptoms of OCD in 70-80% of patients.
Interested parties can learn more at https://www.thriveiv.net/
As part of the expanded service, military veterans begin their treatment with an in-depth consultation where the primary physician, Dr. Michael Pellegrino, determines whether ketamine IV treatment is a suitable option for their psychological state. Dr. Pellegrino can then work with patients to tailor a treatment plan specific to their diagnosis, taking medications they may be prescribed and other health issues into account.
As explained in a psychological study published in the medical journal General Hospital Psychiatry, military veterans experience a high rate of OCD with severe impairment. While various psychiatric treatments are available, not all patients respond to the medications prescribed for OCD. Many veterans with the condition turn to self-medicating with alcohol or other substances, which can exacerbate the condition in the long term.
Most patients suffering from OCD who decide to seek another approach to their condition at Thrive IV are provided with a series of six ketamine IV infusions over a 2-3 week period. Each session occurs in a treatment room designed to be calming and comfortable, with soothing music to help patients relax and be fully present in their ketamine-induced state. These initial sessions use a low dose of ketamine and last for 40 minutes to an hour, with 20 minutes of recovery and relaxation time afterward.
After the initial infusion series, Dr. Pellegrino will add medications, vitamins, and nutrients to a patient’s IV treatment as is necessary and most beneficial to their specific case. Thrive IV aims to issue each patient the fewest treatments that give them the most significant results.
About Thrive IV
The primary physician at Thrive IV, Dr. Michael Pellegrino, has administered ketamine to patients hundreds of times and witnessed the positive effect it can have on chronic pain of all types. Most recently, Dr. Pellegrino has used ketamine for treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, OCD, fibromyalgia, and postpartum depression, among other conditions. Through Thrive IV, Dr. Pellegrino strives to offer nutrient and vitamin-rich infusions to supplement each individual patient’s deficiencies and needs.
“We work very hard to ensure you experience no more than minimal discomfort and side effects through the use of added medications and nutrients and follow best practice standards,” said one spokesperson for the clinic. “Again, each therapy is unique to you as an individual person.”
Interested parties can learn more and contact Thrive IV by visiting https://www.thriveiv.net/
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