Suicidal Ideation

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What is Suicidal Ideation?

According to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, almost 10% of the world population will experience suicidal ideation at some point in their life.

To suffer from suicidal ideation is to have thoughts of self-harm or taking your own life. There are two kinds of suicidal ideation: passive and active. Passive suicidal ideation involves simply thinking of it, but active suicidal ideation is when a person intends to take their own life.

Ketamine Wellness Institute wants to help those struggling. If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal ideation, know that help is available. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Genetic Risks

An unfortunate fact about suicidal ideation is that it commonly runs in families like other mental health conditions. If you have blood-related family members who suffer from suicidal ideation or depression, you are at a greater risk of developing it yourself at some point. That said, despite the genetic component, not everyone with a family history develops this condition.

Physical Risks

Although the science is still being investigated, some research links neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin to the development of suicidal thoughts or actions. Additionally, many mental health disorders that can lead to suicidal ideation also correspond to certain changes within the brain’s structure.

Other Risks

Although genetic or physical factors may cause suicidal ideation, there are ultimately many factors that can lead a person to depression and eventually suicidal ideation. For example, those who have attempted suicide in the past are more likely to suffer from suicidal ideation again in the future. Chronic diseases like cancer or consistent substance abuse may also factor in.

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.

Relief is Here

How IV Ketamine Can Help

Suicidal ideation is a harmful mental health condition that we believe no one should face alone.

At Ketamine Wellness Institute, treatment may be able to bring you relief and a new lease on life.

Ketamine is a powerful new treatment for conditions like depression and suicidal ideation.

Once used worldwide solely as an anesthetic, its effect on the NMDA receptor and neurons in the brain make it a game-changer for mental health conditions.

Contact us today to learn more about how Ketamine Wellness Institute can help you find relief from your suicidal ideation.

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