HOW KETAMINE INFUSION HELPS TREAT SUICIDAL IDEATION
Ketamine infusion is a promising alternative for people who aren’t seeing much improvement from existing treatment options for suicidal thoughts. It is far more effective in easing suicidal thoughts than the traditional medications. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry showed that ketamine helps alleviate suicidal thoughts in people with depression much faster than any other treatment modality that currently exists – within hours.
Furthermore, a single adjunctive ketamine infusion may remain effective for up to 6 weeks. Ketamine therapy ticks many useful boxes for treating several mental health conditions including suicidal ideations i.e. it acts fast, lasts for a longer period of time, and is a relatively safer option if administered properly. Patients who have undergone ketamine infusion therapy have reported speedy cessation of suicidal ideations and a significant reduction in depression and anxiety – conditions that usually coexist.
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WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM KETAMINE INFUSION THERAPY?
Ketamine is a safe and effective way to relieve symptoms associated with depression and other mood disorders. While Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication, it is essential that individuals are monitored by a professional who specializes in Ketamine infusion therapy, to ensure that proper protocols are followed and all safety precautions are taken.
DURING THE INFUSION
Individuals should expect to have the Ketamine administered intravenously. This means that a needle will be used to attach an IV to the arm so that the medication can be administered in a safe and controlled manner. Keep in mind, other methods of ketamine administration don’t offer consistent absorption and efficacy. The patient’s vital signs will be monitored throughout the entire infusion process.
Overall, most people find the Ketamine infusion therapy experience to be calming and pleasant. Patients can have the peace of mind, knowing that they are constantly being monitored by a highly qualified medical staff.
AFTER INFUSION THERAPY
Following the treatment, you may experience slight symptoms as mentioned above. You should not drive a car or operate heavy machinery for the rest of the day. Your improvements will be assessed each infusion session to make sure you are being treated appropriately. The results of the treatment will vary individually, based on your mental health history, severity and duration. Maintenance or “booster” infusions may be necessary; the intervals will depend on your specific situation and the collaborative recommendations of your mental health provider.
WE’RE NOT JUST A CLINIC
Unlike other ‘busy’ clinics that run 8-10 rooms at the same time and leave your care entirely to technicians, we pride ourselves in providing the highest possible level of care during this delicate time. You will be taken cared of by a board-certified anesthesiologist from the the time you come in to our office, up to the time you are ready to leave.
We are a boutique practice. We treat every patient as a unique individual, equally with compassion and respect. We have in-house mental clinicians who will work with us collaboratively to make sure you get complete individualized care and maximize your chance for recovery.
WE ENSURE YOUR SAFETY
A board certified anesthesiologist will be with you and readily available throughout all your treatments. We are more than equipped to handle any unexpected reactions during your infusions, making sure you are safe and comfortable at all times.
WE LISTEN AND MEASURE
We listen to your story and what your experiences are before, during, and after your treatments to make sure you are heading the right trajectory towards healing and recovery. We also measure your progress concretely throughout the treatment process.
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