Ketimine Treatment For Depression

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Ketamine treatment has been making a big breakthrough in the medical field not only as a way to treat chronic pain, but also as a treatment for mental disorders. Depression is a mental disorder that affects 1 in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year according to the American Psychiatric Association

Some of the symptoms of Depression are:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
  • Sad and depressed mood on a regular basis
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Hard to concentrate

Ketamine treatment has been FDA approved, and has seen great results in the way of treating mood disorders. In a recent post by the New York Times, ketamine has seen great results when it comes to resistant depression in patients.

Ketamine got its start in the 1960’s as an anesthesia for animals. In the 1970’s it was approved as an anesthesia for humans. In recent studies, ketamine has been making vast headway in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTST, bi polar mental disorder, and many more.

The real ground breaking thing about ketamine treatment is the fact that in many patients who appear to be resistant to typical medications seem to respond quite well to ketamine treatments.


Ketamine Treatment for Depression


With depression affecting so many people it is no wonder that some people are resistant to depression medication. Ketamine has been proven to be an affective treatment for people who are resistant to typical depression medications.

If you have tried over 2 different medications for depression and have seen no results you may be what they call “treatment-resistant” according to a recent New York Times Post.


How Ketamine Treatment Helps Depression


Ketamine research for depression started in the 1990’s and on March 5th 2019 the FDA approved ketamine for depression. This was a major game changer for depression patients as this is the first new medication for depression that case came out in decades according to Yale Medicine.

The way it works is a doctor administers a small amount of ketamine over a period of time. This way, there is no risk of addiction. What happens is the ketamine triggers the production of glutamate, which in turn begins to create new pathways in the brain. These new pathways give the patient more opportunities to create positive thoughts.

If your would like to get a consultation to see if Ketamine treatment is right for you visit one of our nearby locations today.