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Intravenous Therapy (IV Therapy)

For the treatment of Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Cognitive Disorders, and cases of drug resistance. Compared with traditional therapies, it allows greater tolerability, fewer side effects, and a generally shorter response time.

What is Intravenous Therapy?

Intravenous administration by infusion in the therapy of psychiatric disorders has a long tradition in Europe.

Today, the indications for the protocols include cases of Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Impairment, and Treatment-Resistant Disorders; and such protocols also address symptoms of pharmacophobia, poor treatment compliance, and the need for a continuous, medical setting for patients and their families. 

Intravenous therapy also proves advantageous to the speed of response, and therefore, to faster patient relief from their ailments.

Some drugs work much more effectively when administered by infusion. Infusion may well be effective even in those subjects who have not improved with the same drugs taken orally.

Almost all infusion protocols do not require hospitalization. We can administer with efficiency and safety in a Day-Center regime.

We also perform KETAMINE infusion for Treatment-Resistant Depression.

What advantages does it offer?

When compared with standard drug therapy taken orally, the Intravenous Therapy offered by our Institute offers greater tolerability, fewer side effects and a generally shorter response time.

IV Therapy at Istituto di Neuroscienze

At the Istituto di Neuroscienze, we have the possibility of providing multiple medications through intravenous administration:

  • Ketamine;

  • Citalopram;

  • Clomipramine;

  • Ademetionine;

  • N-Acetylcisteyne;

  • Na Valproate;

  • Levosulpiride;

  • Tiapride;

  • Secretine.

For whom is most indicated?

  • For patients who have not improved with previous treatments that have been administered orally.

  • For elderly patients or patients with medical problems that require extreme control of the dosages to be administered or special medical evaluations during administration.

  • For patients who are not consistent in taking their treatment.

  • Whenever it is desired to make the earliest possible recovery.