Who Are Ketamine Treatments Right For?
Patients who have been diagnosed with treatment resistant depression are candidates for ketamine infusion therapy. This includes patients with major depressive disorders, post-partum depression, bi-polar depression and severe anxiety states. When a patient has not responding to in-patient therapy, medicine, or other forms of treatment, Ketamine infusions should be considered as the next step.
Ketamine treatments are not for those with mild depression, situational depression, or mood swings. Severe depression is often the result of Post-Traumatic Stress. This stress does not have to be the result of “war wounds”, but can arise from neglect, abandonment, bullying, sexual abuse, or severe depravity during the developmental years. The depression is often not manifest for a decade or more following the trauma. Ketamine infusion therapy can successfully treat post-traumatic stress and subsequent depression.
Patients with recurrent thoughts of suicide, who need immediate mood stabilization, will most often benefit from Ketamine infusion therapy.
For more help understanding your depression, continue here.
If you or someone you know is suffering from this level of pain and depression, contact us at 917-261-7370 today for help.
Ketamine is also helpful in the treatment of chronic pain. Continue here to find out more.