- Rapid relief from symptoms of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and major depressive disorder (MDD)
- Potentially effective in treating other mood disorders such as bipolar depression and anxiety disorders
- Shorter treatment duration compared to traditional antidepressants (days to weeks instead of weeks to months)
- Can help with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
About ketamine therapy
Ketamine therapy is a form of treatment that uses the drug ketamine to alleviate symptoms of various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used for decades in the medical field for pain management and sedation during surgery. However, in recent years, studies have shown that ketamine can be a promising option for individuals who suffer from treatment-resistant depression (TRD) and other mood disorders
About the treatment
- Ketamine therapy involves the administration of ketamine through a nasal spray device.
- Preparation: Before the treatment, the patient will undergo a medical evaluation to determine their eligibility for ketamine therapy. The provider will review the patient's medical history and current medications to ensure that there are no contraindications.
- Administration: Once the patient is deemed eligible for treatment, the provider will administer the ketamine nasal spray. The patient will be instructed to hold their head back slightly and insert the nasal spray device into their nostril. The provider will then depress the plunger to release the medication. The patient will inhale gently to ensure that the medication is absorbed through the nasal lining.
- Observation: After the medication is administered, the patient will be monitored for a period of time to ensure that they do not experience any adverse reactions.
- Follow-up: After the treatment, the provider will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate the patient's response to the treatment. The patient may be asked to keep a journal of their symptoms to track their progress over time.
What is ketamine therapy?
Ketamine therapy is a type of treatment that is gaining popularity in the medical community for its effectiveness in treating various mental health conditions. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used for decades in surgical and emergency medicine. It has also been found to be effective in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood disorders. It works by targeting the (NMDA) receptor in the brain, which is involved in the regulation of mood and cognition. By blocking the NMDA receptor, ketamine triggers a release of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that helps to stimulate the growth of new neural connections in the brain. This process is believed to help break negative thought patterns and promote emotional healing. Unlike traditional antidepressants, which can take weeks or even months to take effect, ketamine therapy can provide rapid relief from symptoms, sometimes within hours or days. ketamine therapy is a promising new treatment option for individuals who are struggling with mental health issues and have not found relief with traditional treatments. If you’re interested in learning more about ketamine therapy, contact a licensed medical professional who specializes in this type of treatment.
How does ketamine therapy work?
In low doses, ketamine has been found to produce rapid and effective antidepressant effects, with many patients experiencing relief from their symptoms within hours or days after treatment. The treatment typically involves a series of doses administered by a qualified medical professional in our Nao Medical clinic.
Is ketamine therapy safe?
Like any medical treatment, ketamine therapy comes with potential risks and side effects. However, the side effects of ketamine therapy are typically mild and short-lived, and our medical team will carefully screen patients to ensure they are good candidates for the treatment.
How many ketamine treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed can vary depending on the individual patient and their specific condition. Our medical team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and goals.