Aspen Comprehensive Health Interventions (ACHI) is a center dedicated to the emotional well being of our patients. We are offering a novel treatment for those suffering with severe depression, PTSD, OCD, and severe anxiety. Over the last few years, medical research has shown that Ketamine has unique properties that make it a very useful adjunct in the treatment of psychiatric conditions. When used in low dose infusions, Ketamine has proven to have excellent results in cases of Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD). More recent research has shown its efficacy in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other difficult to treat psychiatric conditions.
Our center will utilize low dose Ketamine infusions as a treatment option for those suffering with these serious psychological issues. The medication will be administered with the supervision of a board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Giora Hahn. We will have Dr. Craig Bushong, board certified psychiatrist, monitoring the patient’s progress.
Our goal is to integrate novel therapies along with traditional treatments in an attempt to help you return to enjoying your life. We will utilize programs that have been proven effective, and do so in the safest possible manner. We are here to help.
Major Depression is also known as Unipolar Depression to distinguish it from Bipolar Depression. Patients with major depression have persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest without signs of mania. Postpartum depression is a form of major depression that occurs after childbirth.
Also known as Manic depression as these patients have both episodes of depression and mania. Ketamine treats the depressive episodes (not mania).
Many patients with anxiety disorders also suffer from depression. Anxiety and depression are believed to stem from the same biological vulnerability.
PTSD often occurs after a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse/assault, serious accidents, or natural disasters. Reliving the event (flashback) is a common symptom of PTSD.
OCD is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Example: Fear of germs leads to compulsive washing of hands until they are sore and chapped.