Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Early studies are showing that ketamine is an effective treatment for depression. A 2006 National Institute of Mental Health study found that subjects with major depression showed significant improvement on ketamine infusion versus saline placebos. Read more about this study here. Ketamine works by increasing the synaptic connections between nerve cells in the brain. Within one or two treatments, patients report improved moods, energy levels and higher self-esteem. More trials are underway, but early science suggests that ketamine offers longer lasting depression treatment with less side effects than traditional drug therapies. Ketamine has also shown effectiveness against treatment-resistant depression. Many patients who have not responded to other treatment or experience adverse side effects are restoring their hope with ketamine infusions.

Mood Disorders

Treatable with Ketamine

Depression
Depression is caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. This mood disorder can compromise a person’s ability to think, feel, and effectively handle daily activities. Left untreated, depression can be characterized by feelings of hopelessness, pessimism, irritability, and persistent anxiety. Typical antidepressants can take weeks or months to work, whereas many patients find relief after their first Ketamine treatment.

How Ketamine Treats Depression

  • Ketamine infusions help alleviate the helpless thoughts within hours of treatment.
  • Ketamine helps restore the chemical imbalance disrupted by depression.
  • Ketamine is found to be successful in cases where antidepressants have been found to be ineffective.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Major Depressive Disorder is a serious mood disorder characterized by persistent and intense feelings of sadness for extended periods of time. It impacts mood and behavior, as well as various physical functions, such as appetite and sleep. People with MDD often lose interest in activities they once enjoyed and may have trouble performing everyday activities.

How Ketamine Treats Major Depressive Disorder

  • Ketamine has been shown to effectively reduce symptoms, such as sadness, low energy, and impaired concentration, and negative thoughts.

  • • Ketamine helps rapidly reduce suicidal ideation in patients with Major Depressive Disorder.
Bipolar Depression
Bipolar disorder is an illness marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior. During the depressive cycle, patients can find it hard to work, or to participate in family or community life. While similar in many ways to major depression, bipolar depression is often accompanied by increased eating and sleeping, and a profound reduction in energy.

How Ketamine Treats Bipolar Depression

  • Ketamine treatments help alleviate the symptoms of bipolar depression, often within just a few treatments.
  • Ketamine treatments have no side effects between treatments, unlike the other treatments and medications used to treat Bipolar Depression.
  • Ketamine is a good alternative therapy for patients who have become resistant to traditional treatments.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects individuals who have experienced a traumatic situation. Veterans, and survivors of accidents or violence may experience continued fear and stress after the incidents. This condition can disrupt daily activities and minimize your quality of life.

How Ketamine Treats PTSD

  • Ketamine treatments can help improve the symptoms of PTSD in as little as 2 treatments.
  • These positive effects are found to be long lasting.
  • Ketamine is found to be successful in cases where antidepressants have been found to be ineffective.
Suicidal Ideations
Suicidal ideations can be a common, but serious and overwhelming, response to unbearable emotional pain. It often accompanies a preoccupation with death, along with withdrawal from family and friends, and increased anxiety. Ketamine provides some of the fastest and longest lasting anti-suicidal interventions ever seen in a controlled trial.

How Ketamine Treats Suicidal Ideations

  • Ketamine helps suspend suicidal tendencies for several months following treatment.
  • Ketamine infusions produce rapid results where antidepressants can take weeks.
  • Ketamine also helps treat other mental health conditions underlying suicidal ideations, such as depression.
Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common mood disorders affecting Americans. Anxiety conditions, including social anxiety, separation anxiety, and general anxiety, can prevent people from living their life to the fullest.

How Ketamine Treats Suicidal Ideations

  • Ketamine infusions help increase the communication between the nerve cells and the brain.
  • Ketamine therapy has been shown to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and help improve a patient’s mood, energy levels, and self-esteem.
  • The effects can last a few months after the initial infusion treatments.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is often characterized by recurrent thoughts or repetitive ritualized behaviors that a person feels compelled to perform. Most of the common treatments for OCD, such as SSRI medications and cognitive behavioral therapy, have a low rate of success and are often accompanied by many side effects.

How Ketamine Treats OCD

  • Ketamine is effective in treating OCD and the depression that accompanies it by alleviating the obsessive and compulsive tendencies and thoughts.
  • Patients experience little to no side effects with ketamine compared to other traditional treatments.
Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression is characterized by depressed mood, irritability, significant weight change or change in appetite, changes in sleep patterns, including insomnia or hypersomnia, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and impaired ability to concentrate or make decisions.

How Ketamine Treats Postpartum Depression

  • Ketamine relieves the symptoms of depression in as little as one treatment, giving a new mother her life back in a matter of days rather than months.
  • Ketamine works much faster than traditional treatments, often working in just a few days and without the negative side effects of most antidepressants.
  • Ketamine is rapidly metabolized, and will not be transmitted to the child via breast milk.

Secondary Depression

Other chronic pain conditions can also cause depression. Ketamine is effective in treating the depression, inflammation, and pain related to these conditions:

Crohn's Disease
How Ketamine Treats the Secondary Depression related to these conditions

  • Ketamine helps reverse inflammation, pain, and intestinal erosion, helping alleviate many of the conditions that cause pain and depression.
  • Ketamine relieves the secondary depression caused by dealing with these conditions, helping provide patients with a more positive outlook as they continue their necessary treatments.
Ulcerative colitis
How Ketamine Treats the Secondary Depression related to these conditions

  • Ketamine helps reverse inflammation, pain, and intestinal erosion, helping alleviate many of the conditions that cause pain and depression.
  • Ketamine relieves the secondary depression caused by dealing with these conditions, helping provide patients with a more positive outlook as they continue their necessary treatments.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
How Ketamine Treats the Secondary Depression related to these conditions

  • Ketamine helps reverse inflammation, pain, and intestinal erosion, helping alleviate many of the conditions that cause pain and depression.
  • Ketamine relieves the secondary depression caused by dealing with these conditions, helping provide patients with a more positive outlook as they continue their necessary treatments.

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