Suicidal Ideation Treatment

An Innovative Suicidal Ideation Treatment for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Ketamine infusion therapy is an innovative suicidal ideation treatment method for affected individuals battling mental health setbacks that may include depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

A large number of patients plagued by each of these disorders have repetitive thoughts of suicide and have difficulty with invasive thoughts and feelings concerning self-harm or ending their own life. Suicidal thoughts can possibly be lowered and sometimes eradicated with the use of ketamine therapy.

What Are the Symptoms of Suicidal Ideation?

Suicidal ideation is not always easy to spot. Many factors contribute to and complicate suicidal ideation, such as genetics, personal and family history, and current situation, but some common signs to watch for are:

Behavioral symptoms:
  • Temperament changes
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Engaging in risky behaviors
  • Self-harm
  • Threats of self-injury
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Lessened interest in things or activities that were once enjoyed
Physical symptoms:
  • Inability to experience pleasure
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain
  • Poor hygiene
Cognitive symptoms:
  • Memory impairment
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Intrusive thoughts about death
  • Too lethargic to fulfill roles or responsibilities
Psychosocial symptoms:
  • Hopeless or helpless feelings
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Elevated anxiety

Ketamine Infusions for Suicidal Ideation Treatment

Over the past 50 years, ketamine has gone from a powerful anesthetic to a prominent treatment option for those dealing with suicidal ideation. What was once used as a sedative has become an invaluable resource for various physical and mental issues, known both for its transformative power and fast 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.

How Does Ketamine Help Suicidal Ideation Patients?

While there is still much to be understood about how ketamine works on the brain exactly, research has focused on ketamine’s effect on glutamate. It’s a neurotransmitter associated with memory, learning, and mood regulation found throughout the central nervous system.

Most 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.

Many researchers consider that the positive effects of many antidepressants may be a result of glutamate regulation, although less directly than ketamine. Because of this indirect process, SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants often take weeks to start improving symptoms of suicidal ideation, if they do at all. Ketamine often produces results and relief from suicidal ideation symptoms during the first session.

During Your Ketamine Infusion

We strive to ensure all of our patients are comfortable and at ease in their treatment areas, with care administered by exceptional and caring medical professionals.

Our attentive team will be close at hand to monitor you and facilitate your therapeutic experience during your infusion.

Am I A Good Candidate for Ketamine Treatment?

Are you tired of battling the negative thoughts that come with suicidal ideation? 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.

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