If you’re one of the more than 16 million American adults who struggle with depression every year, consider ketamine infusion therapy as an alternative to traditional treatment with antidepressant medications. At Rise Wellness Centers in Plano, Texas, the team of doctors and medical staff provide customized treatment plans for depression that include ketamine infusion therapy to relieve your symptoms. Call Rise Wellness Centers or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about ketamine infusion therapy and how it fits into a treatment plan for depression.
Depression is a serious mental health condition that causes feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy. Depression also negatively impacts your thoughts and behaviors as well as your performance and relationships at work and home.
Common symptoms of depression include:
Your symptoms may range in severity and may develop out of the blue. Depression is also triggered by adverse life events such as the loss of a loved one or your career.
If you’re having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate medical attention.
Depression is caused by an imbalance in the neurotransmitters and chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine, in your brain. When you have insufficient amounts of these chemicals, or when they don’t work correctly, your brain doesn’t interpret moods properly. This leads to depression symptoms, which ultimately interfere with your daily activities and overall wellness.
Other factors contribute to your risk of developing depression including a family history of depression or other mental health conditions, personality traits like pessimism or low self-esteem, and a history of poverty, neglect, or abuse.
At Rise Wellness Centers, the doctors create personalized treatment plans to regulate your mood, relieve your depressive symptoms, and help you address any unresolved issues that contribute to your depression.
Ketamine infusion therapy is the foundation of most treatment plans. This innovative treatment is often helpful, especially if you have treatment-resistant depression. Additionally, ketamine infusion therapy provides rapid relief of depression symptoms compared to the weeks or months it can take for oral antidepressants to affect your well-being.
Your doctor schedules an initial series of ketamine infusion treatments and assesses your progress throughout your treatment plan. You may need occasional routine infusions to maintain the results. The ketamine resets your NMDA receptors, which help regulate your mood and mental health.
During your ketamine infusion, you relax in a comfortable chair while the ketamine solution is delivered directly to your bloodstream through an IV. Many patients report a floating or tingling sensation while they have the infusion. These side effects usually subside soon after your infusion is complete.
Call Rise Wellness Centers or schedule a consultation online today to discover if ketamine infusion therapy can relieve your depression.