Ketamine Infusion IV Therapy to Treat Depression

By ketamine@dmin | December 30th, 2016 | Categories: Depression, Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Depression Treatment

blog-post-3Depression is a widespread problem in today’s world, with many patients continuing with their struggle against it even after receiving psychotherapy and antidepressant drugs. Ketamine infusion treatments may be able to treat depression and mood disorders in many patients more effectively than the traditional alternatives.

Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by experienced anesthesiologist Dr. Steven L Mandel, provides advanced ketamine IV therapy to address depression. The customized treatment approach adopted by Dr. Mandel allows him to have a success rate as high as 83 percent among his patients suffering from depression. He provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and surrounding locations.

Successful Outcomes

Dr. Mandel and his team will offer tailor-made low-dose ketamine IV infusions to treat depression and other mood disorders, typically after the condition has failed to respond to other forms of treatment. Even for a patient who has tried multiple treatments previously and has been labeled as treatment resistant, IV ketamine infusion treatments can yield successful results.

While a majority of patients who seek this therapy from Dr. Mandel have experienced little success with traditional treatments, some others may also gain relief from depression when they receive ketamine therapy as an early line of defense. When delivered in a controlled manner in a state of the art treatment environment, Ketamine therapy will work safely, quickly and effectively with no long term side effects.

Superiority over Antidepressants

Conventional antidepressants can take several weeks or even months to become effective and reach therapeutic levels in the body. Even then, many patients fail to find adequate relief from their depression. On the other hand, Ketamine infusion treatments for depression work fast, sometimes in just a few hours, to deliver marked relief from symptoms. Most patients experience considerable relief within one or two days of their second infusion.

Another advantage is that ketamine for depression can provide relief without the undesirable side effects of conventional antidepressants, which may include weight gain, insomnia, loss of libido, sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, blurred vision, dry mouth and suicidal ideation. Once it is apparent that antidepressants are not working, the patient should consider ketamine therapy for superior relief.

How does it Work?

At Kemaine Clinics of Los Angeles, Dr. Mandel and his staff will work closely with the patient to determine a customized ketamine IV therapy plan to address mood disorders. They will administer ketamine via IV infusion because it is only scientifically proven route of administration that works. The full treatment course will include a series of six infusions delivered over two weeks. A single treatment session will last for less than one hour.

During the ketamine therapy for depression, the patient’s condition will be closely monitored by board certified anesthesiologist Dr. Mandel and his team. Hospital grade equipment will be employed to monitor the patient’s pulse, blood pressure, ECG, and oxygen saturation.

Mild short-term side effects such as dizziness, fatigue and nausea may occur, but will dissipate quickly. Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby areas for IV ketamine infusion treatments.

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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