Ketamine Infusion as an Antidepressant

By ketamine@dmin | January 14th, 2017 | Categories: Depression

Depression is one of the most prevalent medical problems across the country today. The challenge is that even after the patients have been administered psychotherapy and conventional antidepressant drugs, many of them continue to struggle with the symptoms of depression. In such cases, ketamine infusion treatments may offer a safe, proven and effective answer.

Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, led by board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Steven L Mandel, provides IV ketamine therapy for depression in a state of the art environment. Dr. Mandel and his qualified and experienced staff will closely engage with the patient to create a customized treatment to fit their unique needs.

Dr. Mandel enjoys a success rate as high as 83 percent due to the customized treatment approach and a comprehensive treatment plan comprising a series of six IV infusion treatments of ketamine spread over two weeks. 


Advantages over Traditional Antidepressants

Ketamine Clinics provides low dose ketamine infusions for depression and other mood disorders to patients typically after they have failed to achieve satisfactory results from traditional forms of treatment. From antidepressant medications to advanced magnetic and shock therapies, some of the patients have tried a range of treatments with little or no success.

Even for patients who have been labeled as treatment resistant, IV ketamine infusion treatments can provide significant relief from depression. Ketamine therapy can also be used as an early line of defense because it works safely, quickly and effective with no long-term side effects.

One of the problems with conventional antidepressants is that they can take weeks or months to reach therapeutic levels in the body. Some patients try various combinations of medications and different does, but still continue to fail in their battle against depression. IV ketamine infusion treatments for depression can prove to be a real solution for such patients.

Ketamine infusion therapy works quickly against depression. Sometimes it will take only a few hours for the patient to achieve significant relief from the symptoms of depression. A majority of patients will experience relief within one to two days of their second infusion.

Another benefit is that relief can be achieved without the typical unpleasant side effects of conventional antidepressants, which may include loss of libido, weight gain, insomnia or sleepiness, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, blurred vision, and suicidal ideation. Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and nearby areas for ketamine therapy.


How does it Work?

At Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, intravenous infusion is the only route of administering ketamine therapy that is followed because of its proven scientific benefits. A full course of therapy comprises six infusions performed over two weeks, with each treatment session lasting less than one hour.

During the treatment session, the patient will be closely monitored by experienced nurses, and personally by Dr. Mandel. Patients may experience mild temporary side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea, which will disappear on their own.

For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling  310-270-0625


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