Depression Treatment in Pleasant Grove, UT
Groundbreaking Depression Treatment Provides Fast Relief for Patients
Every year millions of people around the world are faced with symptoms of depression. It is estimated that 280 million people deal with depression worldwide, with 75% of those with in low income countries receiving no treatment at all. (World Health Organization)
Thanks to years of research and new treatment options being made available, with one of those being ketamine infusion therapy, many of those who have depression are becoming more optimistic about beating this horrible condition.
Ketamine for depression has a very high success rate in helping those who are considered treatment-resistant and have not responded well to other medications and therapies. Ketamine also provides relief fast, unlike many of the other medications that can take weeks or months to start working.
What Are The Symptoms of Depression?
Depression can show its ugly face in many ways and effect a person both mentally and physically. Many of those with depression will experience a loss of interest in activites they normally enjoy, disturbances in sleep patterns, angry outburst, and irritability or frustration over small matters just to name a few.
How Does Ketamine Help Treat Depression?
Instead of affecting any of the “monoamine” neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine), as conventional antidepressants engage in, ketamine acts upon glutamate, easily the most prevalent chemical carrier in the human brain.
Glutamate performs a crucial role in the transformations synapses go through in response to experiences that underlie learning and memory. That is why scientists presumed such “neuroplasticity” would be found at the heart of ketamine’s antidepressant benefits.
It is believed that one of the leading causes of depression and various other mood disorders is the overactivity of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the brain. Ketamine helps depression by attaching to the NMDA receptor and blocking it from being activated by glutamate, a neurotransmitter, thereby helping to mute the effects of depression symptoms.
By connecting to those receptors, ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons. Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors.
Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity – essentially, ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.
The Ketamine Experience
During your depression treatment in Pleasant Grove, UT, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while infusions for chronic pain conditions require a larger dose.
A number of patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this dissociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.
These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.
Does Ketamine Really Work?
Recent research confirms that intravenous ketamine is a rapid and robust treatment for depression. In a ketamine research study performed at Stanford University, more than 50% of those given IV ketamine reported a reduction in depression symptoms.
As the leading ketamine treatment provider in Utah, we look forward to helping our patients get back to enjoying the things they love to do with the people they love.
Is Ketamine The Right Treatment for Me?
If you have been dealing with long-term depression that has not responded well to conventional treatments and medications, then you might possible be a good candidate for ketamine infusion therapy.