When depression starts to affect your quality of life it is time to get help. Depression treatment includes lifestyle changes, therapy, medications, and infusions. It can take time for medications to have an effect, the side effects can be intolerable, and sometimes people become treatment-resistant. Ketamine therapy is proving to be a great tool because it provides a quick reset to decrease the need for medications or allow the medications to become effective.
A Common Problem
Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. About 16 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2016, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
A major depressive episode is generally considered to be a period of two weeks or longer during which there is either a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure, and at least four other symptoms, ranging from problems with eating, energy, concentration, and thoughts of suicide.
Major depression is more common among females than males. Those ages 18-25 are most likely to have major depression.
A New Solution
Ketamine Infusion Therapy For Major Depression
Attack depression from multiple points like lifestyle changes, diet, medications, therapy, and infusions. Medications can take time to have an effect, the side effects can be intolerable, and sometimes people become treatment-resistant. Ketamine therapy is proving to be a great tool to help provide a quick reset to decrease the need for medications or allow the medications to become effective. Studies are showing successful response rates greater than 70%. Ketamine remission median is about 18 days so it does require regular treatments. We are happy to work in conjunction with your family physician, psychiatrist or psychologist to help in any way we can.
We offer low dose ketamine infusions along with other IV therapies to help you get back to life with you being in control. Most people have lasting effects and start seeing relief within days of their second ketamine infusion. Many people are experiencing profound depression or considering ending their life. Ketamine infusions can give you an immediate lift that can be a lifesaver. It may be just what you need to give you the strength to get back on track.
If you or a loved one is experiencing Depression, get help! Consider Ketamine therapy and we will do our best to get you back to living.
WHAT IS KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY (KIT) LIKE?
Stay hydrated and come to your appointment a couple of hours after a light meal. You will be seated in a comfortable chair and a small iv will be started in your arm. You will relax, nap, and may see some bright lights or feel a little dizzy. After your treatment, you will need a ride home.
LifeFusion will discuss your response and make adjustments to subsequent infusions as necessary to help you get your desired effect. It may take 4-6 infusions for peak benefit.
A maintenance infusion schedule will be chosen based on your needs. People notice feeling better because of improved response to medications or psychotherapy. This is your health and we want your input as we work together for your therapy.
Ketamine is not a cure; you need to treat the whole patient, but Ketamine can be a great tool to feel better faster and stabilize your life.
Start with a series of 3 infusions given over 2 weeks. At this time we will reassess to see if you are getting the desired response. If there has been no improvement in your mood, infusions are discontinued. With a positive response we finish the series of 6 infusions over the next couple of weeks.
Once the initial series is complete, maintenance infusions are given as needed weeks to months apart. We work with our patients so over time we can extend the length between infusions. The number of infusions will depend on symptom severity, other treatments, and your response.