chemistry

What Is Ketamine?

Ketamine, an anesthetic, was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1970s, when it was commonly used on soldiers in battlefields in Vietnam. Ketamine medication relieves pain almost instantly when it is injected. Patients retain consciousness, but are often unable to move and report experiences similar to those with hallucinogens such as LSD.

How Can It Help My Depression?

The medical community has many theories about how ketamine treatment for depression works. The general consensus is that it makes changes in the brain that facilitate better connections among neurons and receptors. These connections may not function properly in those suffering from depression. Others say ketamine therapy may reduce inflammation which can interfere with mood and thought patterns.

Why Choose Ketamine Injections for Depression?

Depression ranges in its severity. Some sufferers feel a little blue while others are unable to get out of bed and go to work or meet personal obligations. Sometimes depression can come on suddenly, while with others it can worsen slowly over time, or wax and wane.

Unfortunately, many people who suffer from depression do not seek treatment. It is the nature of depression to rob sufferers of their motivation, ambition and willingness to help themselves. Thus, seeking help and solutions often falls to friends and relatives.

Upon a first visit to a doctor or therapist, those with depression might be given a prescription for an antidepressant such as Zoloft or Prozac. Some combine these drugs with talk therapy. However, even when drugs and therapy work as intended, it can be months or longer before patients feel better. With ketamine treatment for depression, results can be instantaneous.

Additionally, for many patients, drugs and therapy never make enough of a difference for them to feel significantly better. They struggle for years with depression, wondering if they will ever emerge from their pain. Ketamine for treatment-resistant depression has been called a lifesaver by many patients who thought they may never be happy again.

Ketamine Treatment for Depression

At our ketamine treatment center in Sandy, Utah, patients are given intramuscular ketamine injections for depression by certified medical professionals. Patients remain under supervision until the effects of the drug wear off and come in the next day for a follow-up therapy session. One of the reasons ketamine treatment is preferred over other hallucinogenic drugs is because the effects last for a much shorter time period — usually 20 to 60 minutes. Patients may or may not require further ketamine treatment.

If you have suffered from depression and have lost hope that you will ever find relief, come to our ketamine clinic. You deserve a chance to be happy again.

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At our ketamine treatment center in Sandy, Utah, patients are given intramuscular ketamine injections for depression by certified medical professionals. Patients remain under supervision until the effects of the drug wear off and come in the next day for a follow-up therapy session. One of the reasons ketamine treatment is preferred over other hallucinogenic drugs is because the effects last for a much shorter time period — usually 20 to 60 minutes. Patients may or may not require further ketamine treatment.

If you have suffered from depression and have lost hope that you will ever find relief, come to our ketamine clinic. You deserve a chance to be happy again.

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