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Ketamine Treatment for Veterans in Chicago and Downers Grove

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Ketamine Treatment for Veterans in Chicago and Downers Grove

IV Ketamine a Beacon of hope

Low Dose Ketamine Helps Veterans Process Trauma

Veterans who have found limited success with traditional PTSD treatments, often have success with IV ketamine treatment. Low dose ketamine treatments target the brain’s glutamate receptors. Studies suggest that ketamine may induce rapid and profound antidepressant effects, potentially alleviating symptoms of PTSD. The treatment is not only known for its quick onset but also for its ability to address treatment-resistant PTSD cases. As research in this field advances, IV ketamine treatment stands out as a beacon of optimism, providing veterans with a novel and potentially transformative intervention for managing the debilitating impact of PTSD.

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Treatment Protocol for Veterans Suffering from Depression and/or PTSD

Clinical trials have consistently shown a 70-75% success rate with this approach. At Innovative Psychedelics, we have seen a 75-80% patient success rate.


Ketamine Treatment for Depression Chicago IL

Initial Treatment Series

Both depression and PTSD treatment begin with a series six IV ketamine infusions over a two-week period.

Ketamine Treatment for Depression Chicago IL

Scheduled Infusions

Infusion appointments last 45–55 minutes. Total appointment time including pre-infusion and recovery will be approximately 90 minutes.

Ketamine Treatment for Depression Chicago IL


Maintenance infusions are recommended once per month after your initial series of six infusions. We recommended maintenance infusions for one year post treatment.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive at your appointment in a good mental state with an open mind. Ketamine may cause nausea, so patients are pre-treated with (Zofran) prior to infusion. Plan to eat something light at least two hours prior to your infusion, but avoid a large meal right before your visit.


What to Expect

Most veterans who come to our clinics find the ketamine infusion experience to be pleasant. Our private treatment rooms offer confidentiality and comfort. Upon check in, attentive staff will take you to your room and place cardiac monitors on your chest. You will be offered a clean blanket and noise cancelling headphones to wear during treatment.

Patients typically do not go to sleep with this dose of ketamine, however you will go into a dream-like state that you remain in control of. The infusion for veteran mood disorders generally lasts about 45 minutes. However, please allow 90-minutes for your appointment to account for preparation and recovery.

Most effects of the medicine will wear off within minutes after the infusion, but you may feel more tired than usual for a few short hours following your visit. Ketamine is generally well-tolerated, but if any side effects are encountered, such as visual disturbances or elevated blood pressure, our staff will provide IV medication to quickly counteract them.