What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is miraculous in treating depression and other mood disorders. Talk to a specialist to know more about it!
Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
Turning around severe anxiety, stress and depression is not easy! Ketamine therapy for depression is an advanced technique that can help you to beat your mood disorders quickly and effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is ketamine?
Ans: Ketamine was developed as an anesthetic drug. Previously, the medicine was used in both humans and animals during surgeries. According to recent clinical studies, it is also an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, addiction rehabilitation, and pain disorders.
Q: How is it given?
Ans: To make ketamine treatment for depression effective, the medicine is injected in your body through a vein. Doctors consider this route to be the quickest one to reach the brain.
Q: What is the response rate?
Ans: According to different studies, 85-90% patients respond to this treatment. Unlike common antidepressants, they start working within hours. Doctors prescribe the medication according to the severity of the patient’s condition.
Q: How long do the results last?
Ans: Ketamine starts healing quickly. Though initially the effect lasts for 1-3 days, with repeat treatments and cognitive behavioral therapy, the effect lasts longer.
Q: What are the side effects?
Ans: Only a few patients face a spike in heart rate during the initial phase of treatment. But when taken under the supervision of experienced doctors, the therapy treats depression effectively.
Q: What conditions can make ketamine treatment ineffective?
Ans: Health conditions like uncontrolled blood pressure, thyroid or other hormonal diseases, heart diseases, and active psychotic symptoms can make the ketamine treatment ineffective.