Is Ketamine the Answer for Depression?
Perhaps you’ve heard of the mental health drug, Ketamine. Ketamine is a cutting-edge treatment for severe depression and suicide. Two-thirds of participants in clinical studies who did not respond to traditional antidepressants experienced fast and lasting resolution of their depressive symptoms after being given ketamine intravenously.The effects of ketamine typically lasted about a week — much longer than would be expected with ketamine’s six-hour half-life in the body.
Ketamine is the safest, most widely used anesthetic in the world. It has dramatic beneficial effects on patients with depression, PTSD, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Ketamine can decrease and even eliminate suicidal thinking within hours of the infusion.
Ketamine produces a dissociative state, which gives patients a window of clarity that can help them find freedom from dark thoughts and emotional pain. This objective view of their life allows patients to seek help and respond to traditional therapy and counseling. Unlike other medications and therapies, which can take months or even years to produce results, the effects of Ketamine are immediate. 71% of patients report a decrease in depressive symptoms within 24 hours of a Ketamine infusion.
Ketamine injection therapy is a better way to help individuals who have tried everything to alleviate the debilitating effects of depression. If you or someone you know is seeking relief from depression, Ketamine might be an appropriate treatment option. Not all services are offered at each Amen Clinics location. Call us today at 888-288-9834 or reach out online for availability at a clinic near you.