Ketamine Infusions for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Postpartum Depression Treatment
Whether it’s a lifelong battle or recent-onset symptoms, depression and mental illness can be profoundly life-altering and impede the enjoyment of everyday things. Depression can make even the simplest of tasks like getting out of bed seem impossible. We often encounter patients who have tried it all before and can’t seem to find the light at the end of the tunnel.
At MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy in Houston, Texas, we are here to offer you hope and an alternative to traditional prescription medications. Schedule your complimentary consultation to learn how off-label ketamine therapy for depression can help you get your life back.
Are You Depressed?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then you might be suffering from depression.
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
- Long term feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
- Decreased energy or fatigue
- Moving or talking more slowly
- Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Appetite and/or weight changes
- Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
How Does Ketamine Treatment For Depression Work?
- 1-hour low-dose infusion: 40 minutes of active infusion and a 20-minute active recovery before being released to go home
- The low-dose infusions typically start around 0.5 mg/kg/hr and may be adjusted to the response of the patient
- Initial series of 6 infusions administered over several weeks
- Maintenance infusion sessions are conducted every 3-5 weeks after the initial series
The number and frequency of treatments are variable from patient to patient depending on factors such as the severity of the symptoms, the other medications a patient may be on, and the patient’s response to the treatments.