Ketamine therapy has been used for years as an anesthetic agent, but it is now being studied as a treatment for depression. This article discusses the benefits of ketamine therapy, and how it can be used to treat depression.
Ketamine is an FDA approved anesthetic drug that has been used for decades. However, it is not widely known that ketamine can also treat depression. A growing number of psychologists are prescribing ketamine to their patients with treatment-resistant depression TRD. This type of depression does not respond well to traditional treatment methods like medication or psychotherapy. When someone with TRD seeks help from a mental health professional, the options are often limited. If they want to live a relatively normal life without constant feelings of sadness and hopelessness, they might be prescribed electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). ECT utilizes electrical currents to generate seizures in the brain which can relieve symptoms of depression quickly. This procedure is not risk-free and can have distressing side effects.
Ketamine has been gaining a lot of attention in the psychiatric world. It is a drug that produces dissociative hallucinations and feelings of being "high" when it is consumed in small amounts. In higher doses, ketamine can cause a trance-like state where a person would lose touch with reality. Its use as an animal tranquilizer or date rape drug have earned ketamine some negative associations but it has been tested to be effective for TRD. The typical treatments for depression are simply not working anymore so doctors are looking elsewhere for answers.
There's only anecdotal evidence at this point about the benefits of using ketamine to treat depression, especially since it has yet to be approved by the FDA for this purpose. However, early reports suggest success rates of around 70 percent. For people who have had no relief from other treatments, the new evidence is very encouraging.
Ketamine would be used in conjunction with therapy and antidepressants during treatment for depression, not as a replacement. No one knows why ketamine works so this is some exciting news on the medical front! A new procedure may soon help those diagnosed with major depression. It's called "ketamine infusion therapy" and it basically consists of intravenously delivering low doses of ketamine over the course of several weeks to months. It first started with treatment-resistant depression but it looks like there is some promising data on people with moderate to severe depression as well.
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or chronic pain? Have you tried medication after medication, therapy after therapy but still find yourself struggling? If so, you may want to consider ketamine therapy. Ketamine is a drug that has been shown to be very effective in treating a number of mental health conditions. It is also safe and has few side effects. So, if you are looking for an alternative to traditional therapies, ketamine therapy may be the answer for you. Ketamine therapy has been found to help people with chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health problems. In addition, it also helps those who suffer from pain syndromes such as CRPS [ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome] when medication is no longer effective.
The Ketamine Therapy at Healthy Me Medical Therapies is an effective treatment that can offer relief from depression, PTSD and chronic pain conditions. It works by targeting the neurotransmitter glutamate which regulates brain functions such as memory processing speed thought processes mood regulation; this blocks off NMDA receptors - responsible for regulating these things in your body- so you feel better!