Mental Health

Integrative Medicine located in Lakeland, FL

Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Lakeland, FL

Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety usually respond best to a combination of talk therapy and medication. If you’re struggling with mental health problems, call Ajay Desai, DO, at Ayan Wellness in Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Desai and his team provide talk therapy and medication and specialize in advanced solutions to treatment-resistant conditions using ketamine infusions and nasal sprays. For the best in mental health therapy, call Ayan Wellness today or book an appointment using the online form.

Mental Health Q&A

What is therapy?

Therapy is a vital part of your recovery from mental health problems. The two approaches to treating these conditions are talk therapy and medication therapy.

Talk therapy involves talking to one of Ayan Wellness’s experienced, compassionate team members over weeks, months, or sometimes longer, depending on your condition. Medication therapy uses psychiatric drugs to stabilize your mood and improve the disabling effects of mental illness.

Patients requiring talk therapy can benefit from Ayan Wellness’s secure, convenient telehealth services. You speak to your provider over an internet connection on your mobile device, laptop, or PC, from wherever you are. This approach offers many benefits but is particularly useful for patients who struggle to leave home or travel.

What kind of therapy might I need?

Talk therapies available at Ayan Wellness include psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Psychotherapy helps you process painful memories and emotions affecting your mental health. CBT uses logic and insight to help you manage the challenges everyday life presents when you have a psychiatric disorder.

Medication therapies include antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, stimulants, and antipsychotics. The kind of drug you need depends on the nature of your condition and its severity. It can take time to find medications that work, and as there are multiple options, it’s sometimes a slow process.

The best results for most patients come from combining talk therapy with medication therapy.

What conditions can therapy treat?

Ayan Wellness’s therapy programs can help people with a wide range of mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Combining talk and medication therapies is often effective for these conditions. However, a significant number of patients develop treatment-resistant disorders that don’t respond to any standard therapy.

What therapy can help with treatment-resistant disorders?

The Ayan Wellness team specializes in helping patients with treatment-resistant depression using ketamine and Spravato therapy.

Ketamine is an anesthetic that also has pain-relieving and mood-enhancing properties. You receive ketamine therapy via a catheter (slim pipe) in your arm vein that delivers an infusion containing ketamine steadily into your bloodstream. Spravato is a nasal spray containing a refined form of the drug called esketamine.

Both these treatments require in-person administration and supervision to ensure you don’t experience unpleasant side effects from the drug. The results can be almost instant, but you would need regular sessions for maximum benefit.

To find out more about the therapy services available at Ayan Wellness, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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