Infusion Therapy

INFUSION THERAPHY WITH PHLEBOCLYSIS AT THE INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCES

 

For the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and some cognitive disturbances

 

  • WHAT IS INFUSIVE THERAPY?

  • WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES IT OFFER?

  • HOW DOES IT BEGIN?

  • RECOMMENDATION: FOR WHOM IS INFUSIVE TREATMENT MOST RECOMMENDED?

 

  1. WHAT IS INFUSION THERAPY?

The intravenous administration through infusion (slow drip, phleboclysis) for the treatment of mental disturbances has a long tradition in different European countries.

 

This treatment, up until some time ago, was reserved only for instances of severe depression or psychotic agitation, in a hospital environment.

 

Today the parameters for infusion protocols have broadened, to include cases of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders, and cases “resistant” to pharmaceutical treatment, and even up to indications of drug phobia, a continued declining compliance and necessity of the medical setting for patients and their families.


Infusion protocols are advantages also in terms of quickness of response and thus of the patient’s more rapid relief from their own symptoms.

Some drugs are in fact more effective when administrated through infusion, and in this manner they are also effective for those subjects that have not improved with the same drugs taken as tablets or drops.

For almost all infusion protocols, hospitalization is not necessary, but can be done advantageously and safely in the Day Center.

 

  1. WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES IT OFFER?

Better tolerance, minor side-effects, generally a short time of response to treatments

 

  1. HOW DOES IT BEGIN?

After a specialist visit, necessary to make a primary diagnosis and establish the preliminary treatment protocol, it is possible to for infusion therapy to be done at the Day Center.

Infusion therapy at the Day Center can also begin following an emergency visit requested by the treating physician.

 

  1. RECOMMENDATION: FOR WHOM IS INFUSIVE TREATMENT MOST RECOMMENDED?

  • For patients who have not improved with previously administered oral treatments

  • For elderly patients or those with other medical problems that require extreme control of the administered doses or particular medical evaluations in the progress at the time of administration

  • For patients who are not consistent in following a treatment course

  • And moreover each time it is pertinent to heal as quickly as possible