It is widely recognized among mental healthcare providers that depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, which is often treated successfully with antidepressants and psychotherapy. However, many patients do not respond to the traditional treatments for depression, greatly impacting one’s quality of life. Depression is well established as a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world for which all mental healthcare providers share the same goal, that is, to relieve such depressive symptoms and assist the patient in restoring an adequate state of well-being. (more…)
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): The Bedrock of Depression Treatment & How Ketamine Infusions Can Help When SSRIs Aren’t Working!Admin
At Ketamine Treatment Centers, patients who receive ketamine infusion therapy to treat their depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders have often failed two or more medication trials and often these failed medications include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In fact, those patients who have failed two or more medications are considered to have “treatment resistant” depression and are perfect candidates for ketamine infusion therapy. Ketamine infusions have proven effective in significantly improving symptoms of depression in over 70% of “treatment resistant” patients and we are thrilled to have helped over 1000 patients to date! (more…)
Ketamine Infusions for Depression, Anxiety, and other Mood and Pain Conditions: Does the Route of Administration Matter?Admin
Intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions are very successful in treating patients suffering from depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain syndromes like complex regional pain syndrome. At Ketamine Treatment Centers, we perform IV (intravenous) ketamine infusions, but does the route of administration matter?
Treatment for depression can often be hard to obtain. The first step in this process of treatment is recognizing that there is a problem. Even after this hurdle of recognition, those who battle with depression have even more roadblocks potentially inhibiting their treatment and subsequent recovery. Treatments overall are variable and there is no guarantee for relief. (more…)
Ketamine is becoming widely accepted as a treatment for depression and is increasingly being used for other psychiatric disorders as well. Furthermore, it can lead to an immediate and robust response that has led a prominent research psychiatrist from Mt. Sinai, Dr. Murrough, to say “it blew the doors off what we thought we knew about depression treatment”. (more…)
Getting a ketamine infusion is a procedure, however it is not the same type of procedure you have going to a surgeon or dentist. Because the procedure only involves an IV (and of course the ketamine itself), the risks are drastically lower than a surgery wherein you are purposefully unconscious to prevent pain and movement.
Major Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) is one of the most common mental health disorders, but how often are we working up sleep as a cause or contributing factor? A large epidemiologic study by Ford DE et al in 1989 found that at least 40% of patients with either insomnia or hypersomnia had a concurrent psychiatric disorder, such as depression. (more…)
It seems every month, an article comes out touting the benefits of ketamine infusion therapy in treating major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain conditions. (more…)
Ketamine has created new possibilities when it comes to treating depression, anxiety and pain disorders. Ketamine is an anesthetic agent that has been used safely and effectively in surgery for over 50 years but it wasn’t until recently that it was discovered to be a game-changing treatment for many mental health disorders. (more…)