Depression and other mental illnesses affect millions of people every year. Many of these people do not get satisfactory results using antidepressants and other types of drugs. One substance growing in popularity as a treatment for depression is ketamine. Research is showing how ketamine therapy can actually help improve mental health in a matter of hours, instead of days or weeks. Here at Montana Psychiatry & Brain Health Center, we are proud to provide this option to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
What are the Benefits of Ketamine Therapy?
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, like nitrous oxide. It can be a highly effective anesthetic at high doses because it causes sedation without negatively impacting the person’s ability to breathe or lowering their blood pressure. Ketamine has proven itself to be effective on people who have not responded well to antidepressants. This is likely due to the fact that it affects the brain differently. Many professionals believe ketamine so effective because it immediately reduces stress levels, allowing the person to view a situation more calmly and clearly. For this reason, it is often used in emergency rooms on those who are brought in with suicidal thoughts. There are many reasons to consider ketamine therapy. Some of the biggest benefits are:
- It is effective even when other treatments are not
- Improvements are felt immediately, making it a potential lifesaver
- Mood continues to improve and is much higher within a matter of hours
What Can Ketamine Therapy Treat?
There are many mood disorders that have been successfully treated with ketamine therapy, including:
- Depression (Severe or Chronic)
- Postpartum Depression
- Bipolar Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Suicidal Thoughts
Who is Ketamine Therapy Meant to Address?
This therapy is useful in treating many conditions. If you have found that more traditional medicines do not work, ketamine therapy may be the solution you have been waiting for. It is also particularly helpful for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. Your typical antidepressant can take weeks to be effective. This can be too long.
Contact Us Today for Further Info
Would you like to learn more about ketamine therapy and whether or not it is the right choice for you? If so, we welcome you to reach out and make an appointment with Montana Psychiatry & Brain Health Center! At our convenient location in Billing, Mt, our dedicated and knowledgeable team is here to answer questions and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!