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Ketamine for Depression

Ketamine Infusions offer Fast and Efficient Relief for Treatment-resistant Depression Symptoms

Some are calling it the biggest breakthrough for depression treatment in more than 50 years. 

By several counts, in excess of 350 million people worldwide deal with depression every year. At its toughest, depression can be completely incapacitating. Fortunately, Three Rivers Wellness can help clients find peace of mind and substance in life.

If you have tried other treatments and therapies that have provided little to no relief, then you might be a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy, a new treatment option for those battling treatment-resistant depression symptoms.

Around 70 to 85 percent of patients who have tried ketamine for depression report a positive effect and quick relief from symptoms.

Why Ketamine?

Ketamine infusions for depression are quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment options for various mood disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and bipolar disorder.

Unlike many traditional medications like SSRIs which can take months to start working, ketamine therapy offers patients relief quickly, with some individuals reporting relief within a few hours of their first infusion session.

How Does Ketamine Help With Depression?

It is believed by scientists that ketamine helps with depression by rapidly boosting the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter inside the frontal cortex of the human brain, while also allowing new pathways to form in the same area.

The promptness of ketamine in yielding an antidepressant effect takes place because this drug bypasses the conventional serotonin path and goes straight to switching on glutamate.

This is remarkably different from conventional antidepressants, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several different areas of the brain, in order to then ultimately affect glutamate. This process usually takes weeks and sometimes months, while ketamine produces an almost instant result and relief from depression symptoms.

Are there any adverse effects of ketamine?

As a new treatment option for depression, ketamine has a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, double or blurred vision, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, and small anxiety feelings after being given a dose. This treatment method is not developmental because this is an FDA-approved drug that is being utilized for “off-label” or less typical use.

An “off-label” use indicates that it is provided as a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for a certain lot of uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops in time.

As a good example, the medication Prazosin was authorized for the treatment of hypertension in 1976 but it is now mainly used for the treatment of nightmares in individuals with PTSD, a use that was not at first approved.

Where Will I Receive My Ketamine Infusions?

During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while a larger dose is required for chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.

A number of our clients refer to a “dissociation” effect and the majority of our patients take pleasure in this sensation. For a large number of patients, this disconnection effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to your ketamine therapy.

This is all an ordinary component of the treatment and you will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team to monitor you and be readily available to you in any way during your infusion.

Is Ketamine Treatment The Right Solution for You?

Are you ready to take back control of your life? Tired of trying one medication after the other to only be left with those same feelings of depression? Then ketamine infusions might be a great option for you.

Request Your Free Consultation Today

At Genesis Ketamine Centers, you will have a free consultation with an experienced physician who will tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs. Call and schedule a free consultation with Genesis Ketamine Centers today and discover how ketamine for depression can help you.

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