Welcome to KetaMind Israel

Your Path to Wellbeing Through Advanced Medicine

KetaMind Israel

We have created in Israel an outpatient mental health care center that offers the most up-to-date therapies in an accessible, welcoming, and open-minded setting. We understand that achieving wellness requires an individualized approach to treating the whole person. In our Center we provide an innovative, evidence-based, compassionate solution that until recently has been unavailable in Israel.

Ketamine therapy is a new and promising treatment for depression and anxiety. If you are interested in ketamine therapy, please fill out the information request

WHAT WE TREAT?

ketamine therapy for depression disorder

Depressive Disorders

ketamine therapy for anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

Ketamine therapy for Suicidality

Suicidality

OUR MISSION

To partner with you on the road to wellness with the informed, individualized, and innovative psychiatric health care that you deserve.

KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY

Prof. Dr. Michael Drescher

Prof. Dr. Michael Drescher

Founder , is an internationally recognized expert in Emergency Medicine and highly experienced   in the use of ketamine infusion. Dr. Drescher  has more than 30 years of experience utilizing ketamine as a board-certified Head of Emergency Medicine departments. 

Dr. Stuart Seidman MD, Psychiatrist

Dr. Stuart Seidman is psychiatry specialist. He has a medical practice and owns an outpatient psychiatry clinic on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and teaches psychopharmacology at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Israel. He is a partner in Negev Capital, a fund that invests in psychedelic medications for neuropsychiatric indications. He has more than 10 years experience administering ketamine to treatment resistant patients. 

Dr. Stuart Seidman MD, Psychiatrist

Treatment for Depression

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest, and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and decreased functioning at work and at home.

There are many different treatments for depression, and the best treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and circumstances. Some common treatments include:

  • Medications: Antidepressants are a type of medication that can help to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression. There are many different types of antidepressants available, and your doctor can help you to choose the one that is right for you.
  • Therapy: Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy, is another effective treatment for depression. Therapy can help you to understand your depression and develop coping mechanisms to manage your symptoms. There are many different types of therapy available, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and psychodynamic therapy.
  • Lifestyle changes: Certain lifestyle changes can also help to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression. These changes include getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and avoiding alcohol and drugs.

Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine therapy is a new and promising treatment for depression and anxiety. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used for decades in medical settings. However, in recent years, researchers have discovered that ketamine can also have rapid and significant antidepressant effects.

Ketamine therapy is typically administered by intravenous (IV) infusion. During the infusion, patients will be monitored by a medical professional. Patients may experience a variety of sensations during the infusion, including feeling detached from their body, floating, or having visions. These sensations are usually short-lived and typically subside within a few hours.

Ketamine therapy has been shown to be effective in treating depression that has not responded to other treatments. Ketamine therapy is also thought to be effective in treating suicidal thoughts.

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used for decades in medical settings. It is used to induce and maintain anesthesia. Ketamine is also used as a recreational drug.

Ketamine works by blocking the NMDA receptor, which is a type of glutamate receptor. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that is involved in a variety of brain functions, including mood and memory.

The exact mechanism of how ketamine works to treat depression and anxiety is not fully understood. However, it is thought that ketamine may help to increase the production of new neurons and synapses in the brain. Ketamine may also help to reduce inflammation in the brain.

Testimonial‏‏s

ketamine therapy for depression disorder

Depressive Disorders

Over the past 20 years low dose ketamine has been repeatedly shown to have rapid and sustained antidepressant and anti-suicidal effects when given in carefully controlled clinical settings
ketamine therapy for anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

…Ketamine infusion therapy is research-backed, evidence-based, and has a 30-year FDA-approved safety profile. Ketamine infusions are used to successfully treat a range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD, and anxious bipolar depression. Unlike traditional medications for anxiety, ketamine infusion therapy is typically effective within hours and symptoms can stay controlled for weeks or months between treatments
ketamine therapy for ptsd

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in people exposed to a traumatic event such as a natural disaster.   PTSD can occur days or even years after the event and if untreated can last a lifetime. The syndrome is comprised of recurrent, intense, and disturbing memories, nightmares, and flashbacks; these can be triggered by internal or external cues that somehow remind the person of the traumatic event   Based on randomized controlled trials, and case reports, IV ketamine appears to offer some patients significant improvement in PTSD symptoms over the short term. These clinical improvements are immediate and typically last 1–2 weeks after a single treatment.
Ketamine therapy for Suicidality

Suicidality

Multiple studies published in the medical literature have demonstrated the remarkable effects of IV ketamine in the treatment of suicidal patients. The anti-suicidal effect of ketamine occurs rapidly in many patients; the durability of the effect can vary. Most studies report the effects from a single dose lasting typically about one week but data suggest that a single dose of IV ketamine will not be sufficient for long-lasting relief in most patients because the suicidality can be persistent and recurrent. A study of patients receiving a course of several IV ketamine infusions over several days found: “rapidly and robustly decreased suicidal ideation in patients with treatment-resistant depression. In some patients, this decrease was maintained for at least 3 months following the final ketamine infusion.”