Can Ketamine Really Help People with a Mood Disorder?
“Mood Disorder” is a group of conditions where a disturbance in a person’s mood is the main underlying feature. Mood disorders can manifest in a variety of different ways and can impact anyone, at any time. In some cases, a mood disorder may be so mild that others may barely notice its impact; in other cases, it can inhibit any ability to participate in routine activities, social interactions, and/or family relationships. Regardless of the specific manifestation, any mood disorder is a serious medical concern requiring medical and/or psychiatric intervention.
No one can define “the best treatment” for mood disorders. Mood disorders manifests differently in each unique person. Treating a mood disorder, therefore, requires careful medical and psychological assessment coupled with a carefully-tailored treatment plan. At times, talk therapy/cognitive behavioral therapy and medications may not be enough. It can also be very tough to find the right medication which takes time and possible unwanted side effects.
The medical community has made tremendous strides in developing powerful and effective medications and treatments for treating mood disorders. One of the most recent discoveries is a treatment that uses a commonly known drug called ketamine. An increasingly large body of research now shows that IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy—the administration of a low dosage of ketamine directly into the blood stream—may be a safe and highly effective treatment for many patients suffering from a range of mood disorders such as:
- Suicidal ideation
- Bipolar Depression
- Postpartum depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Is Ketamine Safe for Mood Disorders?
Ketamine has been in use as a fast-acting anesthesia for decades; Its rapid impact on the chemistry of the brain is one of its greatest benefits when used appropriately to treat mood disorders. Many patients have found that IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy offers significant relief from depression, anxiety, negative thinking, and especially suicidal ideation sometimes within hours.
used in a clinical setting as part of an approved medical treatment plan, IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy is both safe and effective for many individuals suffering from mood disorders. Treatments with ketamine involve extremely low doses of the medication, delivered directly into the bloodstream at a slow and controlled pace. At Ketamine Clinics of LA, we utilize state-of-the-art digital infusion pumps that enable us to carefully control the dose and rate of infusion for each individual patient. As with any medication, each patient is carefully monitored during and after each infusion treatment.
Understanding mood disorders and the best methods of treating them present an ongoing challenge for the medical community. Every treatment option available today has both benefits and risks. It is exciting to see so many in the medical community appreciate the significant benefits that Ketamine Infusion Therapy can have for patients suffering from mood disorders.
For more information about Ketamine Infusion Therapy treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling 310-270-0625.