Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Ketamine infusion therapy for adults with depression. This is not a clinical trial and infusion therapy requires payment for services.
A new option for treatment-resistant depression
How does ketamine infusion therapy work for depression?
Traditional antidepressants given for depression work by affecting the number of neurotransmitters in the brain. They can take weeks or months to reach peak effect and still may not offer adequate relief from depression symptoms. Ketamine blocks a different type of receptor during the infusion. Inhibiting this receptor starts a cascade in the brain which produces a protein that triggers growth of new neural connections. Researchers suspect this “rewiring” is part of the antidepressant effect. Ketamine is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and there is a strong correlation between depression and chronic inflammation. This anti-inflammatory effect may also contribute to the antidepressant impact.
Check out these articles from major publications about the use and benefits of using ketamine in the management of treatment-resistant depression: