Ketamine Assisted Therapy
To Help With
Treatment Resistant Depression
Relief without hospitalization
Ketamine infusions have been shown to help regulate mood and to be highly effective in providing fast relief from major depressive symptoms without hospitalization. A person receiving ketamine may have relief of symptoms as early as the first infusion. However, more often, improvement is seen gradually over a series of infusions.
Because mental health issues affect all aspects of day-to-day life, they can interfere with relationships, employment, and nutrition. They even make it difficult to seek treatment and practice proper self-care. This puts people with treatment resistant depression and major depression at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse, chronic disease, hospitalization, and suicide attempts. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a mainstay therapy, can be life-saving, but it requires hospitalization and has a high incidence of memory loss as a side-effect.
Treatment resistant depression is not uncommon. About 30% of adults with major depression fight persistent feelings of sadness, sleep disturbances, low energy and thoughts of death or suicide that do not respond to treatment. Oral medications take several weeks to have an effect. In some cases, that may be too much time. There is a link between the experience of a major depressive episode with no symptom relief and the occurance of suicide. Prompt symptom relief and support for those struggling with treatment resistant depression can be life changing and life-saving. National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Treatment Resistant Depression, PTSD, severe anxiety, and drug and alcohol addiction have all been theorized, up until recently, to simply be due to chemical imbalances in the brain. But it’s much more complicated than that. Newer research is looking at the electrical signaling of the brain that impacts neurotransmitter concentrations and the role of inflammation on the brain. Ketamine’s ability to “re-boot” the brain and stimulate the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is believed to impact neuroplasticity. This neuroplasticity is what can allow a person to break a repetitive cycle long enough to have a chance to do the impactful work that can put a person on a new path to living. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNsIiq-5354