Depression may improve with antidepressants and other more traditional therapies, but sometimes symptoms resist treatment and need a different intervention. With a success rate of over 70%, ketamine infusions are increasing in popularity as a treatment for depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At Rejuvenate IV Therapy in The Woodlands and Spring, Texas, Katherine Go, CRNA, supervises ketamine infusions and follows all necessary safety protocols. Call Rejuvenate IV Therapy or schedule an appointment online for depression care today.
Depression, a mood disorder, affects people of all ages and can have a severe impact on their ability to function. It involves ongoing negative feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low self-esteem. You might also lose interest in the activities and topics you normally enjoy because of depression.
There are a few different varieties of depression, with clinical depression (the most common type) involving symptoms for two weeks or longer. You might also experience postpartum depression (depression after pregnancy and childbirth) or seasonal depression (when the seasons change, usually in the late fall and winter).
While there are many treatments out there for depression, including psychotherapy and antidepressant medications, many people find that their symptoms persist. For treatment-resistant depression, consider ketamine infusion therapy.
Depression symptoms vary from person to person, but there are lots of criteria for making a diagnosis. You might experience symptoms involving your mind, body, or both. Some of the most common depression symptoms are:
For many people, depression appears alongside other mental illnesses and mood disorders. Fortunately, many of them benefit from similar treatments at Rejuvenate IV Therapy — anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can also benefit from ketamine infusion therapy.
Ketamine, which was once only available for anesthesia/sedation, is now available as a treatment for treatment-resistant depression and similar mood disorders. The treatment involves a low dose of ketamine, which is not the same as you would get using ketamine for other purposes.
You visit Katherine for an initial consultation so she can evaluate your physical and mental health before answering your questions about ketamine therapy. When it’s time for treatment, you recline in a relaxing room with dimmable lighting and music. You can even bring a pillow or blanket if you feel more comfortable doing so.
Katherine monitors your heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration throughout the ketamine infusion. Once the infusion is complete, you stay in the room for another 15 minutes under observation to reflect on your thoughts and feelings. You’ll need someone to drive you home.
Typically, Katherine recommends a series of six infusions, with two per week, while treating mood disorders like depression with ketamine.
Call Rejuvenate IV Therapy or schedule a consultation online for depression treatment with ketamine today.