Why consider interventional psychiatric care?
Explore the Benefits of Interventional Psychiatric Care:
When grappling with a mental disorder that demands specialized attention, especially when conventional treatments have yielded limited results, the realm of interventional psychiatric care emerges as a a possibility for hope and relief.
Interventional psychiatry, often referred to as neuromodulation, stands as a well-established psychiatric specialty dedicated to recalibrating and treating the intricate neural networks that underlie many of our mental health conditions. These groundbreaking treatments complement traditional approaches such as medication and psychotherapy, culminating in a comprehensive and effective treatment strategy that has illuminated the lives of countless patients.
If you find yourself wrestling with conditions like depression, bipolar depression, OCD, or PTSD and have encountered roadblocks in your journey towards recovery with standard therapies, it’s time to consider the possibilities of interventional treatments. These innovative interventions hold the potential to unlock the doors to lasting relief and well-being that may have eluded you thus far.
Can you tell me more about Ketamine?
Intravenous Ketamine is not, however nasal esketamine (SPRAVATO™) is FDA approved. They are the same drug (ketamine), absorption rates and the delivery process (intravenous vs intranasal) differs.
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What is TMS?
A six-week protocol for TMS is already approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression. However, a recent study at Stanford University, entitled Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression (SAINT-TRD) demonstrated that when TMS was delivered in a more intensive schedule and accelerated pace, it provided remission from depression in 90% of patients in as little as 3 to 5 days. These results were published online April 7, 2020 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Washington Interventional Psychiatry now offers such an accelerated brain stimulation treatment for depression.
In the Stanford study, patients underwent 10 sessions per day of 10-minute treatments, with 50-minute breaks between treatments. Each treatment was a modified version of “Theta Burst” TMS, which requires specialized equipment to deliver. After a day of therapy, one study participant’s mood score indicated she was no longer depressed, while it took up to five days for other participants. On average, three days of the therapy were enough for participants to experience relief from depression.
All patients are evaluated by our psychiatrists to make sure they are a good candidate for TMS. Some people cannot have TMS because it uses powerful magnets. Your doctor will need to know if you have any metal objects in your body, such as the following:
- Aneurysm clips or coils in your head, neck, or upper body.
- Arterial stents in your upper body
- A cardiac pacemaker
If your doctor decides that TMS is a good treatment option for you, you do not need to do anything to prepare.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Medications can play a role in treating several mental disorders and conditions. Treatment may also include psychotherapy and interventional strategies. In some cases, psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment option. Choosing the right treatment plan should be based on a person’s individual needs, medical situation, and under a trained mental health professional’s care.
Information about medications changes frequently. Check the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website for the latest warnings, patient medication guides, or newly approved medications. We strongly encourage you to research by name any drug you are currently taking. Useful resources for this are MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs and Supplements Drugs website. The MedlinePlus website also provides additional information about each medication, including side effects and FDA warnings.
- Initial psychiatric evaluations range from $438 – $1050.
- Medication management follow up appointments range from $175 – $350.
- TMS is $225 per treatment. Most insurers reimbursement in the range of $200-$300 per treatment. Accelerated TMS is $5000 per treatment and unfortunately is usually not reimbursable under most insurance plans. As of 2023, there does appear to be progress on reimbursements now that Accelerated TMS is FDA approved. Please check with your insurer for a more concrete answer.
- 30 minute complimentary intravenous, intranasal ketamine, and TMS consultations.
- IV Ketamine infusions are $500 per infusion (induction is 6 infusions or $3000 over the course of 2 – 3 weeks).
- KAP treatments are $750 per session
- Spravato intranasal appointments are $300 per treatment. Inductions are 8 treatments over the course of 4 weeks)
- Adult, Child, Family, Couples Psychotherapy sessions range from $200 – $300.
Pricing and Reimbursement
Experience Accelerated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for a week-long cycle at $7500. Our skilled TMS technicians will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a safe and effective treatment journey.
Alternatively, our Express Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation offers a daily session rate of $225, often reimbursed by most insurers. This TMS protocol spans 5 days a week for 4-6 weeks, accompanied by continuous psychiatric supervision.
Your well-being is our priority, reflected in our comprehensive psychiatric evaluations ranging from $438 to $1050, tailored to different types of initial visits and providers. For follow-up psychiatric appointments, costs range from $175 to $350, providing flexibility based on your provider.
At our practice, we focus on your needs, delivering high-quality care with transparency and commitment. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for any clarifications or to embark on your personalized treatment journey.
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