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Depression Treatment

Ketamine for Depression Treatment

First approved by the FDA as an  anesthetic, Ketamine has been around since the 60’s. However, it was not until 2006 that that Ketamine for Depression Treatment was introduced. Ketamine has been shown to improve depression in 72-70% of patients.

Why Ketamine?

Unlike other medications that sometimes take weeks or months to do their job, ketamine for depression treatment in Idaho falls works fast, with many patients reporting a difference within several hours of their first infusion. To learn more, be sure and watch the short clip below about how Ketamine Infusion for Depression is giving new hope to those who had lost it.

What Is Depression?

Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mood disorders, affecting millions of Americans. There are several recognized types of depression but all impact the way a person thinks and feels about themselves, those around them and life in general. In many cases, severe depression can lead to a kind of mental and emotional paralysis that negatively impacts how a person eats, sleeps and works. It may also affect the quality of their personal relationships.

What Are The Different Types Of Depression?

Some Of The Typical Diagnoses Of Depressive Disorders May Include:

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Also known as Clinical Depression or Unipolar Depression. The most common form of depression. It can be just a single episode, but some people may experience it periodically throughout their lives.
  • Postpartum Depression: A type of depression usually brought on by the hormonal shifts women experience the months or year following childbirth.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):  Depression caused by a change in the circadian rhythm of the body, usually bringing on depression during a specific season of the year.
  • Situational Depression: While the symptoms are much like Major Depressive Disorder, this is depression brought on by a specific event, such as the death of a loved one or a life-threatening event.
  • Persistent Depression: Also known as dysthymia or chronic depression, this is depression that lasts for two years or more.
  • Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder: Characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of intense depression.

What Are The Symptoms of Depression?

Many people are truly depressed only once, while others can experience it daily. More frequent occurrences are as worrisome as single instances and there are many symptoms to watch out for:

  • When you are burdened by the weight of emotions like sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness.
  • If you experience outbursts of frustration, anger, or irritability caused by trivial problems.
  • You avoid hobbies, sports, intimacy – things you were once interested in and looked forward to.
  • Issues with sleeping, including not getting enough hours of rest, or even sleeping too long.
  • You’re physically tired or lack energy, especially while accomplishing chores of minimal effort.
  • Eating or weight problems, such as not having an appetite and eating less than normal, or weight gain from binge eating.
  • Everyday situations like making dinner or interacting with co-workers make you restless, agitated, or anxious.
  • You don’t think as quickly as you used to, or your body moves in slow motion.
  • Memories of past failure or guilt nag at you and you can’t shake them.
  • Your decision-making skills are diminished, due to trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, or overall hesitance.
  • You think of suicide or harming yourself or others.
    You wonder why you have sudden headaches or body discomforts.

Are You A Good Candidate for Ketamine Infusion Therapy?

Although it has been used for more than half a century as an anesthetic and pain reliever, Ketamine is now proving to be the biggest breakthrough in depression treatment in decades as well. Studies show that up to 72% of patients may find relief from symptoms after undergoing a series of IV Ketamine infusions.

If you are interested in learning more about how Ketamine Treatment for Depression can help you, contact Ketamine Infusions of Idaho today and schedule your free consulation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ketamine is a synthetic medicine that has primarily been used as an anesthetic agent in humans and animals for over 50 years. It is one of the most commonly used anesthetic agents in the world, because of its unique properties that make it incredibly safe to administer. 

Ketamine binds to NMDA receptors, and creates a glutamate surge, releasing growth factors that help make new synaptic connections in your brain. This paves the way for healthier thought patterns and increases your resilience to chronic stress.

The literature for depression shows a 70% success rate. Individual clinics have seen higher rates, because they have seen increased efficacy with increased dosing.

The low doses used for depression are in the empathogenic "heart opening" psychedelic dose range. People report feelings of love, peace, compassion, forgiveness, and a touch of euphoria.

Ketamine will not be provided to individuals with schizophrenia, psychosis, or certain seizure disorders. Those taking aminophylline for asthma or COPD should not undergo ketamine infusions. If you have serious medical problems like uncontrolled high blood pressure, cardiac disease, or pulmonary problems, a clearance will be requested from your primary care physician before undergoing treatment.

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