Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are often effective treatments for people with depression. However, not everyone responds to these treatments. For some people, the combination of antidepressant medications and talk therapy is all they need to experience significant symptom relief.
The combination of antidepressants and psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for severe depression. The two components work together to increase serotonin levels in the brain and help restore positive emotions. This combination is more likely to work than either component alone because it targets the underlying causes of depression–not just its symptoms.
Alternative treatments can be effective for many reasons: they often require less effort than traditional medications or talk therapy, and they’re often less expensive too. For example, acupuncture has been shown to relieve symptoms of depression in some people who have tried all other options first without success.
While these types of therapies may not work for everyone–and it’s important to discuss any alternatives with your doctor before trying them–they are worth investigating if you’ve tried everything else and still feel stuck on your path toward recovery.
While lifestyle changes may help some individuals find relief from their symptoms, there are also specific therapies showing great promise in people who have been unable to find relief elsewhere.
Ketamine IV therapy for depression
Ketamine is a powerful anesthetic drug that was originally used for humans. It has also been used off-label for the treatment of depression since the 1990s and is considered to have hallucinogenic properties.
Ketamine use is rising among adolescents and young adults due to its ability to produce euphoric feelings and hallucinations. These effects are caused by a chemical reaction within the body when it is administered intravenously (through a needle). It can also be administered sublingually or intramuscularly (into muscle tissue).
Ketamine has been shown to help patients who are suffering from depression feel better by reducing their symptoms such as sadness and anxiety. Studies have also shown that patients who take ketamine experience less pain during surgery because it reduces their perception of pain levels.
Ketamine has been shown to be more effective than antidepressant medications in treating depression. Ketamine has been found to be effective in treating depression because it acts on glutamate receptors in the brain. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that acts as a messenger between neurons; when it binds with receptors on neurons, they release its contents into the synapse. The release of neurotransmitters occurs when there is an increase or decrease in activity at that receptor site.
The advantage of using ketamine as an antidepressant is that it acts quickly–within minutes–and has fewer side effects than traditional antidepressants like Prozac or Zoloft.
Ketamine infusion therapy utilizes a precise, measured dose of ketamine to provide rapidly alleviating and sustained relief from the pain and anxiety of neuropathic pain. Treatment schedules are determined by the provider and are based on an individual’s needs.
The initial treatment cycle lasts between one and three hours, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Thereafter, each subsequent treatment cycle lasts between 30 minutes and one hour.
Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used for decades as a general anesthetic for human patients. Now, researchers are using ketamine to treat conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Ketamine is an injection that can be administered to patients suffering from depression. It works by blocking the NMDA receptors in the brain, which are responsible for pain and memory recall. This causes an antidepressant effect within minutes, with no side effects or risk of addiction.
Injectable antidepressants take 90 minutes and include a period of observation before the patient is sent home. While traditional antidepressants may take weeks to show results, ketamine symptom relief begins within hours of treatment.
SPRAVATO™ for depression
The FDA approved the first medication for TRD in March 2019. SPRAVATO™ is a nasal spray containing ketamine, a ketamine derivative. The drug is administered in a healthcare facility, under the supervision of a qualified provider.
The treatment is designed to help patients who have failed at least two other treatments for their depression, including an antidepressant alone or in combination with another medication. It works by rapidly changing how your brain responds to certain chemicals called neurotransmitters that cause depression symptoms.
The first clinical study showed that SPRAVATO™ was safe and effective compared to other treatments for TRD when used as part of an integrated care plan that includes psychotherapy combined with medication management (such as antidepressants).
SPRAVATO™ is best taken at a healthcare facility within about one hour after you have eaten. The first treatment lasts for two hours, but it’s important that the patient remains in the facility for eight hours to observe them because they might feel the effects of SPRAVATO™ longer than they realize. Patients must come back each week for the next month and then once a week after that for treatments. They will continue to see improvement in their condition until they are no longer taking an antidepressant.
The goal is to help patients who have tried other treatments unsuccessfully find relief from their symptoms. The treatment works by gradually increasing serotonin levels in your brain through a process called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). SSRIs work by blocking the reabsorption of serotonin from your brain’s synapses (the gap between neurons). This means more serotonin stays in your synapses longer than normal, which helps you feel better and improve your moods.
Dreamwork Infusion and Wellness Center provides relief from depression.
At Dreamwork Infusion and Wellness Center, McKinney, TX we offer a wide range of depression treatments including standard antidepressant medications, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, ketamine IV therapy, and SPRAVATO™ for depression. You don’t have to suffer alone.
We understand that living with depression can be difficult. That’s why we offer a variety of treatments to help you get back on track and feel better again. Our team of experts is here to help you find the right treatment plan for your needs.
Our Health Professionals are committed to helping you optimize your mental health and live your best life.
We believe that mental health is a vital component of overall health, and we want to help you achieve the best possible version of yourself. Our professionals offer a range of services, including counseling, group therapy, mindfulness training, and more.
Our goal is to provide each client with an individualized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and challenges so that they can reach their full potential. We encourage you to reach out if there’s anything else we can do for you!