The Joyous treatment

How Joyous Treatment Works

Joyous utilizes a proprietary low dose ketamine therapy that has provided patients with rapid improvement in their mental health symptoms and sparked the beginning of gradual and consistent improvement in mental health symptoms.  Patient treatment is optimized by receiving daily guidance and monitoring.

How Ketamine Works

Ketamine affects the glutamate system. Glutamate is used in your brain for neurons to communicate. When people are under stress for a long time or depressed for a long time, they begin to lose connections. Ketamine has been shown to increase proteins that supports the growth and survival of neurons and is essential for formation of new neuronal connections. Building new connections can lead to an improvement in mood, sleep, and overall outlook on life.

Traditional SSRIs and anxiety medications can be difficult to stop for some individuals because of the withdrawal symptoms. Ketamine withdrawal symptoms are rare in a clinical setting, such as those administered in medical or therapeutic settings. However, it's important to note that ketamine does have the potential for misuse and dependence when used recreationally or in higher doses than prescribed. The good news is ketamine can be taken safely with the majority of medication including SSRI’s. Ketamine can interact with other medications, and it's important to be aware of potential interactions before using ketamine. During your medical consultation with a Joyous medical provider they will review all your medications and discuss and potential risks.

According to Yale, “the rapid therapeutic response of ketamine in treatment-resistant patients is the biggest breakthrough in depression research in a half century.”

What You Might Experience

Most patients report having a positive experience with little to no side effects. The first 3-5 days of treatment is the time when you begin to learn how the treatment affects you. You will be monitored and guided on a daily basis and as needed to optimize your treatment outcome. Some patients experience some feelings of lightheadedness, spaciness or possibly even nausea. All of these feelings are normal, and can be reduced through simple adjustments to the protocol.

While you are with us, we will check-in on you everyday and monitor to see how you are feeling to determine if the treatment is effective for you. Where we see fit, our team of highly trained professionals will adjust your treatment and provide you with recommendations on how to optimize your mental health improvements. After 21-35 days our providers will check back in with you via a telehealth consultation, and see if a refill makes sense. A new 30-day supply of medication will be shipped directly to your door.


On a month-by-month basis including: Medical Review, 30 Daily Doses of Medication & Shipping, Personalized Treatment Plan, Mobile Digital Protocol Technology, Individual Progress Tracking, and Patient Care

Step 1 - Exploratory Consultation

Treatment begins with an exploratory consultation with one of our medical providers. At this appointment the two of you will discuss your personal treatment goals, the details about ketamine, and then the provider will decide if the Joyous treatment plan is right for you.
Please have your ID available during the appointment for identity confirmation.

Step 2 - Prescription Delivery

After this appointment your prescription will be sent to our network of specialty compounding pharmacies, and 30 daily doses will be shipped directly to your door in 3-7 business days. Once you receive the medication, we will send you a text asking if you would like to start treatment today, tomorrow, or at a later date which you can set.

Step 3 - Treatment

Texting is the primary way we will communicate with you throughout your time with Joyous, we will send you daily reminders of your dose along with links to intake forms. Some forms are short and some are long, but they are all important, because your responses allow us to personalize your protocol each and every day.

Step 4 - Ongoing Care

Everyday you are with us, we will check-in with you to see how you are feeling and determine if this treatment is effective for you. At any point that you need assistance you can message the Joyous Care team at 844-774-0909 and we will help you out!

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