More than 17 million American adults experience major depression every year, and about half of them don’t experience relief from medication and talk therapy alone.
As Eastern Washington’s only ketamine provider, the compassionate team at the Ketamine Clinic of Spokane offers a fast-acting, alternative treatment for depression.
Depression Q & A
What is depression?
Major depressive disorder, commonly called depression, is a serious mental health condition that changes the way you function in daily life. Depression can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
At its worst, depression can lead to suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts. If you’re thinking about harming yourself, call the suicide
prevention lifeline at 988, or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
How does ketamine infusion therapy treat depression?
Conventional treatments for depression include medications, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. However, medications usually take a few weeks to start working and often don’t provide adequate relief from depression.
If you have a clinical diagnosis of depression and continue to experience moderate to severe symptoms despite treatment, ketamine infusion therapy may help.
Ketamine is a well-established anesthetic medication and innovative solution for treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine infusion therapy involves administering the medication intravenously while you relax in a comfortable area. Ketamine acts on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in your brain, providing rapid relief from mental health conditions like depression.
Please contact our clinic to learn how ketamine infusion therapy can relieve your treatment-resistant depression.
What should I expect from ketamine infusion therapy for depression?
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