What are the benefits of Ketamine + Deep TMS?
For some patients, the combination of IV ketamine with deep TMS may be especially useful. Deep TMS is a drug-free, non-invasive, FDA approved innovative approach to treating treatment-resistant depression. It is also a very useful treatment for anxiety with long-lasting benefits. This combination often leads to longer-lasting effects from ketamine. Dr. Prashad can determine if you are a good candidate for this combination during a consultation. The cost of the ketamine infusions are discounted when patients are undergoing the combination treatment.
“Ketamine therapy was life-changing for me and helped lift the fog of depression that had for so long weighed me down and made arduous even the most basic of tasks. As my depression began to feel more manageable, Dr. Prashad suggested that adding Deep TMS to my treatment plan could reap benefits in helping to tame my anxiety and, perhaps, even make my ketamine infusions more effective.
Boy was she right.
After the first week of TMS treatment, my anxiety started to noticeably decrease and those hypnotic and seemingly ever-present feelings of sadness/despair began to hold less and less sway over me.
Flash forward three months, and I’m thrilled with the results of combining Deep TMS and Ketamine therapy. The two seem to have a symbiotic relationship that has “supercharged” my treatment, helps me better tackle risks and embrace failure and, quite frankly, feel like the best version of myself in years.
Finally, I can’t say enough kind words about Dr. Prashad. How do you sufficiently thank someone who has helped you climb out of a pit of depression and anxiety that at times can seem so dark, so deep and so lonely? Dr. Prashad is the kind of physician that we as patients so often seek but rarely find. A provider who is patient, enthusiastic, present, compassionate, and committed to helping you find your path to mental health wellbeing.”
This is data from a real patient treated simultaneously with deep TMS and intravenous ketamine. She had long term severe depressive symptoms prior to starting treatment and is now in full remission and functioning well. Her IV ketamine dose was titrated and she received 36 treatments of deep TMS. The combination of deep TMS, IV ketamine and oral ketamine after completing the series of 6 has resulted in sustained, stable results. Even at 4 weeks after her last infusion, her depressive symptoms did not start to relapse. This is what we see when we combine the 2 treatments– the results are more profound and longer lasting.
Sandhya Prashad, M.D.