After 30 years, there is a new class of medication that has shown to be very effective in the treatment of depression and PTSD. Ketamine IV infusion has shown to be effective in treatment-resistant depressive patients. Many reputable centers and unbiased studies have supported these findings. Moreover, ketamine is a viable option for patients who have not responded or have partially responded to other forms of treatment.
Dr. Seif has great experience in this field and can do a thorough assessment for ketamine recommendation as a form of treatment for her patients.
Ketamine for depression is a treatment that often comes with quick results. After just one to three treatments, patients may already start to notice the positive effects of ketamine therapy. For patients who have found no success from antidepressant medication, this is an excellent alternative treatment to consider. Numerous reports have shown ketamine antidepressants to be 60-80% effective in patients struggling with conventional prescriptions.
What Is Ketamine?
Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used since the 1960s for surgical procedures and now since 2000 in small doses showing significant improvement in depression resistant patients. There is also new research that indicates ketamine can be an option for other mental health disorders.
Ketamine Infusion vs. Ketamine Nasal Spray
Ketamine infusion is a mixture of two mirror-image molecules R and S ketamine. While ketamine nasal spray only includes the S molecule. The timing and intensity of the effects will vary between both treatment options.
Ketamine infusion is an off-label use supported by evidence-based research, while the ketamine nasal spray has recently been FDA approved for treatment-resistant depression.
Dr. Seif has vast experience in ketamine treatment and can do a thorough assessment for possible recommendation to use ketamine as an option. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Seif for further information.