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Important Information as to what makes us different
Dr. Henrie has developed this highly effective ketamine program through years of research and experience. She has been in practice for 25 years and has been using ketamine for 10 years. Her innovate program has been developed through clinical experience and the research. Our clinic continues to do outcome research to improve our patient’s mental health and provide the best modalities that create change.
Riverwoods is a clinical research-based facility. With three PhD psychologists on staff and other experienced ketamine therapists engaged in treatment. Our team provides a highly effective and successful approach.
Our own research continues to provide groundbreaking support on the successful benefits of IKAP. In addition, we are working with a research team at the University of Utah and our research has been published in Frontiers of Psychiatry. We are currently working on other publications.
Dr. Barrus and her team at Riverwoods behavioral health are the foremost experts in Integrated Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (IKAP). Here are some of the conditions they treat with their IKAP protocol.
Depression is an illness that negatively impacts how you think, feel, and act. Depression can cause changes in appetite, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, depressive feelings, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of suicide or death.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which individuals have recurring, unwanted thoughts, or ideas known as obsessions, that make them feel driven to engage in repetitive behaviors known as compulsions. OCD obsessions can include: fear of contamination, extreme concern with order and precision, and recurrent intrusive thoughts of sounds, images, words, or numbers. OCD compulsions can include: excessive hand washing or other hygiene practices, repeated cleaning, arranging items in a specific way, repeatedly checking locks or appliances, constantly seeking approval or reassurance, and repeated counting.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and fatigue. When an individual faces potentially harmful triggers, feelings of anxiety are normal and necessary for survival. However, most modern anxiety triggers involve work, money, family life, health, and other concerns that require attention without requiring the ‘fight-or-flight’ response.
Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thinking, is the desire and contemplation to take one’s own life. Suicidal ideation may be passive or active. An individual with passive suicidal ideation may wish they were dead or could die, but don’t have a plan to commit suicide. An individual with active suicidal ideation has intent to commit suicide, including a plan of how to do it. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1 (800) 273-8255.
Ketamine has long been used as an anesthetic, but researchers are now finding that it may be effective in treating addictions. Studies have shown that ketamine can help to reduce cravings and dependence on addictive substances. In addition, ketamine has been found to be helpful in treating other conditions such as depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with addiction, ketamine may be the solution you need.
Pain management is a series of approaches taken to alleviate chronic pain. Chronic pain conditions include: back pain, headaches, arthritis, cancer pain, or nerve and muscle pain. A pain management provider will create a plan that may include medications, therapy, injections, and exercise to assist individuals in feeling better and improving their quality of life.
“Ketamine assisted therapy provided immediate relief within my first two treatments unlike medication that takes a month to fully take effect.”