Mood Disorder and Depression Treatments
We provide Ketamine treatments for a wide variety of mood disorders and depression including;
UNIPOLAR CLINICAL DEPRESSION TREATMENT
The goal of treatment is to lower or eliminate symptoms so the person has a better state of mind.
Recognizing Unipolar Anxiety
Unlike bipolar depression, victims of unipolar anxiety only experience a depressed state of mind for a certain period. Most of the times, a depressive episode lasts at least 2 weeks and the patient experiences signs almost every day throughout the episode. Symptoms may include loss of interest or pleasure, irritability, an abnormal depressed mood, loss of energy and thoughts of death or suicide.
Ketamine Infusion Treatment for Unipolar Depression
Recent research has shown ketamine infusion therapy has lasting benefits for people with depression and does not increase dependency. Ketamine Medical Centers provides low dose ketamine infusions for clinical depression and most individuals see relief within one to two days after their 2nd infusion.
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If you or a loved one is experiencing unipolar depression, consider the benefits of ketamine infusion therapy to ease symptoms. Call Ketamine Medical Centers to learn more about the advantages of ketamine treatment.
BIPOLAR CLINICAL DEPRESSION TREATMENT
Many people experience bipolar clinical depression but fail to find relief from symptoms with traditional treatments. Ketamine therapy is an effective treatment for mood disorders, including bipolar clinical depression. We offer low dose ketamine infusions to individuals who are resistant to antidepressants and other traditional types of therapy.
Understanding Bipolar Depression
Bipolar depression is a mood disorder identified by rotating periods of mania and clinical depression. Individuals usually feel incredibly pleased and full of energy throughout the manic stage yet after that they fall into a period of misery and suffering during the clinical depression stage.
Individuals with this mood condition may have Bipolar I or Bipolar II. Sufferers of Bipolar 1 have longer manic stages that last a minimum of one week while Bipolar II victims have hypomanic swings that are less extreme compared to full-blown mania and normally last less than a week. In either case, the goal of treatment is to stabilize the mood and end the cycle of mania and depression.
Bipolar Depression Ketamine Therapy
Ketamine therapy, unlike antidepressants, provides substantial relief within hours and patients do not have the undesirable side effects that are common to antidepressants.
The Journal of Psychiatric Practice wrote that ketamine treatment is specifically effective in patients with treatment-resistant bipolar depression. Those who have tried conventional therapies and were not helped may significantly benefit from ketamine therapy.
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If you or a loved one is experiencing bipolar clinical depression, think about the advantages of ketamine therapy for the treatment of bipolar depression. Call Ketamine Medical Centers for more information concerning the advantages of ketamine therapy.
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION THERAPY
While most new mother’s experience happiness after having a baby, others deal with a form of clinical depression that may require medical treatment. Postpartum depression can be devastating to a family and their loved ones. Standard treatments such as antidepressant medications and counseling may not work to alleviate symptoms. Drugs may present a danger to the new born thru breastfeeding. We provide ketamine treatment for patients with mood disorders, including postpartum clinical depression. Ketamine infusion treatment carried out at low doses can be a practical option to standard therapies. While antidepressant drugs have been shown to damage fetuses, ketamine has not.
Understanding Postpartum Depression
Hormone changes after childbirth or a miscarriage can be a trigger for postpartum depression. However, some women might develop depressive symptoms while they are expecting and these symptoms typically last at least two weeks. Common signs include depressed mood and irritability, lowered rate of interest in pleasurable tasks, substantial weight changes, rest troubles, fatigue, sensations of insignificance, and even thoughts of death or suicide. Postpartum Depression can hinder the mother’s capacity to look after her newborn and handle everyday life stressors. This can be damaging to the whole household given that this is an essential time for mother and child to bond.
Antidepressant medications are a common program of therapy for mothers diagnosed with postpartum depression. The most significant downside of prescribing antidepressants is that the medication can get in the breast milk when nursing so it is ideal to avoid when possible. On top of that, antidepressants could take 8-12 weeks to take complete effect and could have undesirable side effects.
Ketamine infusions are not transferred to the child through breast milk and does not have the negative side effects associated with antidepressants. Additionally, mothers who do have successful outcomes with ketamine therapy might not need to look for support outside the residence, such as counseling or therapy, while they are actively looking after their newborn.
On top of that, the individual does not need to end up being dependent on medication to maintain a stable mood. As few as 6 infusions could provide numerous months of relief, providing lots of time to bond with the newborn. Typically, hormones have stabilized in this time frame and no further treatment is required.
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If you or a loved one is struggling with postpartum depression, ketamine infusion therapy might be an option for obtaining relief. Call Ketamine Medical Centers today for more information on the advantages of ketamine therapy.
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS TREATMENT
Understanding Suicidal Thinking
Suicidal thinking can take control of an individual’s life, thankfully the majority of people with suicidal thoughts do not follow through. However, these self-destructive thoughts can end up being an obsession as the individual experiencing them infatuates on different means they might eliminate themselves. Many people with suicidal ideas are experiencing depression or other mood disorders so the recurring ideas may be associated with symptoms such as stress and anxiety, panic attacks, hindered focus, isolating oneself, and severe guilt.
Ketamine infusion therapy is a practical alternative for individuals fighting with psychological health and wellness issues, including clinical depression, bipolar depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Many people suffering from these conditions have recurring self-destructive thoughts. Suicidal thinking can be controlled with ketamine therapy, a fast-acting medication that provides relief from depressive symptoms and can eliminate suicidal thoughts. Ketamine therapy is the only intervention that can eliminate suicidal thinking independently of other mood disorders.
Oftentimes, this type of thinking is linked to an overwhelming circumstance that the individual feels they cannot cope with as the future looks hopelessly stark. This can vary from economic troubles to divorce. Some individuals are at a greater threat of suicide than others; any person diagnosed with a psychological condition may experience suicidal thinking. Usually, the ideas do not go away even if the scenario believed to be the reason improves.
Ketamine Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts
We provide low dose ketamine infusion treatment at our practice for clients suffering from mood disorders, including depression, bipolar depression, as well as other forms of mood problems that raise the danger of suicidal behavior. Some patients’ anxiety may continue yet their suicidal thoughts disappear, permitting an important duration of safety and security to deal with other signs and symptoms. In many cases, symptoms are relieved by a minimum of 50% or more.
Ketamine treatment has been shown to be very effective for treating depressive signs and can minimize the frequency of suicidal thoughts. Results of a 2015 research study carried out by the British Medical Association and published in the psychological Medical Journal reveals ketamine treatment is a safe and reliable intervention for individuals dealing with suicidal ideation and for those at risk for suicidal behavior.
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If you or a loved one has persistent suicidal thoughts or has actually been identified with a mood disorder, ketamine infusion treatments could assist to minimize intrusive suicidal thoughts and feelings of self harm. Call Ketamine Medical Centers today to get more information about the advantages of ketamine therapy.
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
KETAMINE THERAPY FOR PTSD
When you begin ketamine therapy for PTSD, you’ll be closely monitored by a medical professional. You will relax in a tranquil atmosphere while we monitor your pulse, oxygen level, blood pressure, and various other vitals during the infusion.
Studies have shown that experiencing severe trauma or loss can cause high levels of stress that change your brain chemistry. Whether you are a military professional that served in a war or an abuse survivor, exposure to severe trauma can impact you at an emotional level and change your brain chemistry. When this takes place, you may experience signs of depression that lead to a diagnosis of trauma (PTSD).
If traditional PTSD therapy methods are not working or you are looking for an alternative to prescription medicines, try ketamine therapy for PTSD.
Most patients do not feel any side effects, other than dissociation, during treatment. Some may experience dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. This typically subsides quickly so you will be able to walk and move without discomfort after your session. The average time spent recovering is 15-20 minutes.
Advantages of Ketamine Treatment for PTSD
Struggling with PTSD can take its toll on your wellbeing as well as impact close friends, family, and others around you. War veterans often struggle to obtain a good night’s sleep because anxiety and flashbacks can trigger nightmares. Those that have made it through a stressful situation might experience flashbacks or get depressed for no apparent reason because of all the chemical changes happening in the brain.
Ketamine therapy can change all that by balancing your mood and reducing and even eliminating PTSD symptoms.
Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist and an AMPA receptor stimulator. AMPA stimulation is essential for the formation of new receptors and synapses. This process is critical for making connections in between neurons and is often severely compromised among those experiencing PTSD, depression, and mood disorders.
PTSD sufferers go through a full program of treatment that contains a series of 6 intravenous infusions administered over 1-3 weeks. Each treatment session lasts approximately 50 to 55 minutes and many patients report a difference in mood within a few hours. Over 80% of patients undergoing ketamine therapy for treatment resistant depression and other mood disorders like PTSD experience substantial relief with ketamine infusion therapy.
Why Choose Ketamine Medical Centers
At Ketamine Medical Centers we understand the unique needs of PTSD sufferers, especially military veterans, abuse survivors, and other individuals who have experienced any type of traumatic experience that still has an impact on their lives today. Call Ketamine Medical Centers today to schedule your ketamine treatment.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is one type of anxiety disorder where the individual has recurring thoughts or obsessions that make them feel anxious enough to respond with a compulsive behavior. Ketamine therapy has proven to be a very effective treatment option for people suffering from anxiety and may help to stop obsessive and intrusive thoughts.
While medications and therapy can help to keep symptoms of OCD under control, many patients do not want to suffer from the side effects of antidepressants or become dependent for long periods of time. Ketamine infusion therapy is a good treatment alternative for those suffering from OCD, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Low dose ketamine infusions can be especially effective for lifting anxiety and thereby eliminating compulsive behaviors and obsessive thoughts. Ketamine treatments can help restore healthy brain function and help the individual create healthier ways to cope with everyday life.
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If you or a loved one is suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and are looking for alternatives to conventional therapies call us today to schedule an appointment.
STRESS AND ANXIETY
STRESS AND ANXIETY TREATMENT
Ketamine infusion therapy has shown excellent results for patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and many types of mood disorders where anxiety is a prevalent symptom. Those who suffer from moderate to severe anxiety may find it difficult to cope with daily life and may not respond well to conventional therapies, such as antidepressant medication, sedatives, and counseling. Ketamine therapy has a calming effect on the nervous system and may help anxiety sufferers get the relief they need.
Anxiety can be triggered by stress and unpleasant events but some people experience high levels of anxiety on a regular basis. If anxious thoughts are taking over your life it can be difficult to get through the day or even sleep at night. Anxiety disorders are often the result of brain chemistry imbalances, environmental factors, substance abuse, or a combination of several triggers. Trying to operate in a highly anxious state can take its toll on relationships and compromise your quality of life.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Anxiety
Intravenous ketamine therapy can be an effective therapy for anxiety patients because it works quickly without any side effects, unlike prescription drugs that could take weeks to work. Many patients dealing with mood disorders and anxiety notice relief from symptoms within a few days after their 2nd infusion. Patients undergoing ketamine therapy for anxiety may be able to decrease or eliminate dependency on prescription drugs. They may also find they have more energy to make lifestyle changes needed to keep anxiety at bay.
Get Ketamine Therapy for Anxiety Today
If you or a loved one is suffering from anxiety or a mood disorder, consider the benefits of ketamine infusion therapy to obtain the relief you deserve. Call Ketamine Medical Centers today to get more information about the benefits of ketamine therapy.
THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS
THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS
Ketamine Therapy for adolescents has been used for years, is safe, and its relief and effects can be extremely fast. There is evidence that other medications can lead to increased suicide rates, ketamine has no such record. In 2004, the FDA mandated placing warnings on SSRI’s (e.g. antidepressants such as Prozac), indicating that they were associated with an increased risk of suicidal thinking, feelings, and behavior in adolesent’s. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 12-17 year-olds. Studies have shown that Ketamine “rapidly reduces suicidal thoughts as well as depression.”
Childhood-onset depression is more likely to be recurrent and twenty percent of teens have treatment-resistant depression or TRD with anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure being the most difficult symptom to treat).
The Florida State University Neuroscience and Psychology Department published a study in 2013 stating that “Repeated ketamine exposure induces enduring resilient like responses regardless of the age of exposure. These findings point to ketamine, and its repeated exposure, as a potentially useful antidepressant during adolescence.”
Chronic Pain Treatments
We use Ketamine therapy to treat a wide variety of severe and chronic pain conditions including;
COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS)
Ketamine infusion therapy is a treatment option for managing chronic pain and may be especially effective for individuals that have become resistant to narcotics and other pain relieving treatments.
CRPS and RSD
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a rare progressive condition that affects a single limb and spreads to other parts of the body. It usually develops after an injury and the pain can be hard to control.
Ketamine Therapy for CRPS
Ketamine therapy offers promising results for CRPS patients. Ketamine resets the central nervous system’s sensitization to pain. Ketamine restores normal processing of pain in the brain to provide long term relief. Ketamine can treat neuropathic pain that would otherwise require large doses of pain medication. Ketamine infusion therapy gives CRPS suffers relief from pain symptoms without any side effects.
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If you or a loved one is suffering from CRPS, consider the advantages of ketamine infusion treatment as part of your pain management program. Call Ketamine Medical Centers today to find out how ketamine infusions can help you get relief from CRPS symptoms.
Ketamine therapy can benefit patients suffering from a variety of neuropathic pain conditions. People who suffer from chronic headaches or migraines are typically some of the best responders to ketamine treatments. Ketamine infusions may be a viable treatment option for preventing and reducing the excruciating and often debilitating pain associated with migraines.
Migraines are associated with the nervous system which is why individuals may experience weakness in the body, vision loss, or have difficulty speaking. Patients who experience migraines regularly and those who have become resistant to painkillers and other medications may benefit most from ketamine therapy since ketamine infusions work by a completely different mechanism of action by resetting the brains response to pain. Ketamine infusions boast a high success rate for patients with stubborn migraines.
Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks are an alternative way to treat acute migraines. The treatment is non-invasive, painless and virtually side-effect free. The treatment involves placing a cotton swab into the nostril so that it touches the SPG, lidocaine is then dripped down the center of the swap resulting in migraine relief in just a matter of minutes.
Other treatments offered for Migraines is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory injections, and IV micronutrient therapy (Magnesium and B vitamin infusions).
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If you or a loved one struggles with migraine headaches, let us help you improve the quality of life with ketamine infusion therapy. Many people getting ketamine therapy enjoy relief without the unwanted side effects of conventional treatments. Call Ketamine Medical Centers today for your appointment.
TINNITUS (Persistent "Buzzing in the Ears")
If you are one of the one in 5 Americans that experience Ringing in the ears, you could benefit from this innovative new therapy. Ketamine Medical Centers offers Ketamine based therapy that might bring back the quality of life and, with any luck, silence.
Tinnitus patients normally have damage to hair cells inside the ear or have damage along the auditory nerve pathways due to exposure to loud noise.
French researchers found that damage to the inner ear causes a boost in the number of NMDA receptors inside the cochlea. The increased number of NMDA receptors in the cochlea caused ringing in the ear. Ketamine blocks these NMDA receptors, as a result reducing tinnitus symptoms.
In the News…
October 14th, 2015
Ketamine, a drug that is used as an anesthetic, may be a way to safely treat pain, PTSD, depression, and ringing ears (tinnitus), a new study suggests. Since the drug is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it could potentially be available sooner and cost less.
“It’s a lot more economical to repurpose drugs than to take a new drug and make it from scratch,” says David E. Potter, professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences at Texas A&M University’s Rangel College of Pharmacy. “Not only in terms of dollars but also in terms of time.” And because a treatment is less costly to develop, it should also be more affordable for the patient.
Although it has been used as a fast-acting anesthesia in clinical settings for the last five decades, ketamine’s mind-altering side effects at higher doses, including hallucinations and the feeling of floating, make it a popular street drug.
But researchers are now interested in using it to treat pain, depression, and tinnitus—and they believe that it can be safe and effective at the correct doses. Read more…
Ketamine Therapy to Treat Chronic Pain
When pain-sensing nerve cells end up being super ecstatic, as is the case with many fibromyalgia patients, nerve cells can transmit extra pain stimuli via NMDA receptors. Because Ketamine is an NMDA inhibitor it can block these pain signals, this makes ketamine therapy an excellent analgesic (pain medication).
Fibromyalgia affects about 2% of the population in the United States. The diagnosis is made when chronic bone and joint pain is idiopathic, suggesting that a particular cause for the discomfort could not be mapped. Often times fibromyalgia pain can be present on both sides of the body at specific muscle-tendon points. It is not uncommon for people with fibromyalgia to report simultaneous persistent fatigue, depression, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic migraines.
Ketamine therapy has shown to reduce pain by more than 50% in over half of patients suffering from fibromyalgia after just one ketamine infusion.
Call Ketamine Medical Centers today to get more information on how ketamine therapy could help you or a loved one.