Ketamine for Mental Health
Hope. For Those Who Thought They Were Out of Options.
Depression can be a disabling and potentially deadly disorder. Even though there are many good medications to help with depression, their effects are typically slow in onset (a matter of weeks), and they often require several trials of different medications before finding one that works well.
Ketamine has shown to be effective in up to 90% of patients with severe depression, PTSD, and other mood disorders when conventional modalities haven’t brought the desired effects. Unlike with most antidepressants, many patients experience dramatic relief after their very first ketamine IV infusion.
During ketamine treatments at our clinic, a small dose of ketamine for many refractory mental health illnesses is intravenously administered into the bloodstream as the patient rests. Immediate relief can be experienced in as little as 45 minutes, although the appropriate frequency and longevity of treatment will depend on each patient’s specific condition and overall health. Ketamine treatment is not currently recommended for individuals with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
Ketamine infusion has also been shown to provide sustained improvement in adults suffering from:
- Anxiety disorders
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Several types of depression
- Unipolar depression (major depression)
- Bipolar depression
- Postpartum depression
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal ideations
Ketamine therapy may save you time, money, and the pain of experiencing a severe depressive episode and put you on the road to recovery more rapidly than traditional antidepressant medications or other therapies alone.