Anorexia Nervosa, and many other eating disorders develop due to a distorted body image. Those suffering from these conditions believe that they are much heavier than they appear. Traditional treatments for this disorder consist of SSRIs, supervision, and therapy. However, not everyone is responsive to these treatment plans – that’s where Ketamine Therapy comes in. We offer this treatment here at Captivate Wellness, along with the support you need to improve your health.
What Are Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders are behavioral conditions that involve severely poor eating behaviors brought on by distressing thoughts and emotions. These disorders can be very serious and take a toll on a person’s physical, psychological and social function. Common types include:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder
- Rumination Disorder
How Do We Address Eating Disorders?
At Captivate Wellness, we can provide Ketamine Therapy treatments for certain individuals struggling with eating disorders. This treatment offers hope for those who are not benefiting from standard treatments. Studies show that Ketamine inhibition of NMDA receptors in the hippocampus of the brain (an area associated with emotion) can interrupt the thought and memory patterns that drive disorders like anorexia nervosa.
What to Expect From Treatment
Treatments with Ketamine need to be monitored by medical professionals. At Captivate Wellness, we’re staffed by experts who understand this therapy option and are eager to help you overcome your issues. Ketamine infusions take approximately 40-50 minutes to perform.
At around the 15-minute mark, you will enter a “dissociative state,” which most patients describe as pleasant and profound. Several sessions (an average of 1-3) may be needed to see the results of this treatment. An evaluation is necessary before starting to determine whether or not this treatment is right for you.
Treatments for Eating Disorders in Skaneateles or Syracuse
Ketamine Therapy has shown promise as an effective treatment for certain eating disorders. If you’re struggling and need help, this treatment may be right for you. Learn more about Ketamine Therapy today by clicking the button below or giving us a call at (315) 277-2602 for Syracuse or Skaneateles.