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What is Depression?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is a mental health condition that affected roughly 19.4 million adults in the US in 2019. That’s enough people to fill New York City. Twice. Clinical depression is a prevalent and debilitating mental health condition. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost 7% of American adults (16 million individuals) had at least 1 episode of major depression within the past 12 months.

Finding the proper treatment can often be challenging for anyone who has had depression or knows someone with depression. That’s where the staff at Ketamine Wellness Institute comes in. We understand how debilitating depression can be, which is why we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping those who currently live with this condition.

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Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder can affect how you feel, think, and react, leading to many emotional and physical problems as time goes on. If left untreated, this condition can begin to affect one’s day-to-day life and can even make someone feel as though they no longer wish to live. Symptoms often include prolonged sadness, hopelessness, difficulty sleeping, fluctuating weight, and suicidal ideation.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression occurs after the birth of a child and can befall either parent. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and commonly include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, irritability, fluctuating weight, and trouble sleeping. Unfortunately, this condition will not go away on its own over time. More likely, the symptoms will worsen and can lead to suicidal ideation. New parents may feel reluctant to seek help, possibly feeling as though they are “failing” at parenthood, but this is never the case.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression dependent on the seasons, often beginning and ending around the same times each year. Someone who suffers from SAD will often feel depressed during the winter months when the days are short and dark. Symptoms usually resolve themselves by spring. Treatment can often look like light therapy, psychotherapy, and medication, but if you have tried these to no avail, you might want to consider IV ketamine therapy.

The Science Behind IV Ketamine

How It Works

Ketamine has been used worldwide for decades both as a safe anesthetic and rapid pain reliever. Research in the last two decades indicates that ketamine, administered safely via a series of infusions, may relieve the symptoms of depression or other mental health conditions within hours. This is compared to the weeks or months oral antidepressants may take before relief is felt.

Researchers are still looking to determine the exact method of action with IV ketamine infusions. One theory proposes that it stimulates the regrowth of synapses – effectively “rewiring” the brain.

Another promising avenue of research into its effects indicates that it acts on glutamate, an important neurotransmitter that affects how synapses change and learn. This is called neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain to change and learn. This could explain ketamine’s strong effect on mood and pain disorders.

The Biggest Breakthrough in Depression Treatment in Fifty Years

How IV Ketamine Can Help

At Ketamine Wellness Institute, we make you a priority. Our staff works diligently to create a tailored treatment plan that meets your needs. That’s why we’ve chosen to introduce this innovative treatment method to our community.

We offer low-dose ketamine infusions in a safe and relaxing environment to patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression by an anesthesiologist with years of experience. 70% of patients report symptom relief after just one infusion, unlike other treatment options that can take weeks or months for users to feel any effect.

At Ketamine Wellness Institute, once a patient’s mood is stabilized with ketamine, maintenance infusions are required once every one to six months or more for most patients. We will work closely with your primary care physician to provide you with the most comprehensive wellness plan possible. Our staff is committed to your care.

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