Is depression keeping you from participating in your own life? At Elevate Infusion Therapy in Waxahachie, TX, we are excited to offer ketamine for depression, a new and innovative treatment that many scientists call the biggest breakthrough for depression treatment in decades. Contact us today to learn how you can get reconnected to yourself and the world around you.
Depression is not always easy to spot. Many factors contribute to and complicate depression, such as genetics, personal and family history, as well as current stressors. Some common signs to watch for are:
Over the past 50 years, ketamine has gone from a powerful anesthetic to a prominent alternative for antidepressants. What was once used as a sedative on the battlefield has become an invaluable resource for various physical and mental issues, known both for its transformative power and speedy results.
Traditional medications like antidepressants can take months to start working. Ketamine therapy, on the other hand, offers patients relief quickly, with some individuals reporting relief within a few hours of their first infusion session.
Scientific research has highlighted ketamine’s unique ability to treat depression and other mood disorders. There is still much to be understood about how exactly ketamine works on the brain. Scientists tend to focus on ketamine’s effect on glutamate, a neurotransmitter associated with memory, learning, and mood regulation found throughout the central nervous system.
Current research shows ketamine has an excitatory effect on glutamate. The heightened glutamate activity allows new pathways to form. These new formations correlate with reduced stress, an increased ability to process information, and improved mood regulation.
In fact, the positive effects of many antidepressants may be a result of regulating glutamate, although less directly than ketamine. Because of this indirect process, SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants often take weeks to start improving symptoms of depression, if they do at all. Ketamine often produces results and relief from depression symptoms during the first session
We strive to ensure all of our patients are comfortable and at ease in their private treatment areas, with care administered by exceptional and caring medical professionals.
Our expert and attentive team will be close at hand to monitor you and facilitate your therapeutic experience during your infusion.
Are you tired of battling depression? Have you had little to no relief from antidepressants or talk therapy? Then ketamine infusions might be an excellent option for you.
Our expert providers can walk you through everything you need to know to make the best decision for you and your life. Contact Elevate Infusion Therapy today to take the next step in getting back to being you.