With an estimated population of almost 907,000, Columbus, Ohio is the most populated city in Ohio. It is the 14th most populous city in the U.S. and the third-most populous U.S. state capital. However, despite its large and ever-growing population, Columbus is often left underserved when it comes to treating mental health.
Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are all examples of conditions whose symptoms are treatable with Ketamine Infusions and/or Spravato Nasal Spray–and yet there is only one ketamine clinic currently serving the entire Columbus area.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH):
- In 2020, an estimated 21.0 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 8.4% of all U.S. adults.
- In 2022, an estimated 3.6% (or around 9.0 million) of U.S. adults had PTSD.
- In 2022, an estimated 14.0 million–or 19.1%–of U.S. adults had any anxiety disorder .
Out of the entire Columbus population, there are an estimated 690,493 adults. A Mental Health Data Brief from Franklin County (Columbus area) reveals that the area is consistent with state and national trends. Nearly 1 in 5 Franklin County adults (18+) have experienced a mental illness in the past year. Adults aged 18 to 25 years have an even higher prevalence of mental illness than those aged 26 years or older.
Ketamine infusion treatments at New Pathways have been found to provide life-changing relief to individuals suffering from a wide range of treatment-resistant mental health conditions, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, migraines and bipolar disorder.
Ketamine works to block glutamate in the NDMA receptor section of the brain. In high doses, it is an effective anesthetic, but in low doses, it has shown positive results in improving certain mental health conditions. These infusions are administered intravenously over a 45–60-minute period and are either used as a temporary treatment or over a longer period of time depending on the patient and their situation.
At New Pathways’ Columbus ketamine clinic, our experts will help you ease into the ketamine infusion process. We believe the current mental health epidemic in America requires new tools and a bold new vision of what mental health care looks like, which is why we incorporate ketamine into our patients’ regular treatment plan.
The human race is always growing and changing, and with it, we believe the medical industry needs to grow and change too. Contact us today to learn more about ketamine infusions or visit our new Columbus ketamine clinic located at 7275 Sawmill Rd. Dublin, OH 43016 to get started.