A Breakthrough Alternative: Ketamine Therapy for Depression Treatment

Ketamine therapy has shown excellent results in clinical trials with depression sufferers! With our program, we offer ketamine treatments for people who are struggling. In just one session you
could feel relief from your symptoms and start living again on a more level playing field without any side effects or concerns about whether it will work – because these methods have worked wonders before when others didn’t give them enough time (or at all).

Ketamine therapy is an innovative alternative to traditional treatments that can relieve patients in a shorter amount of time. Studies have also shown it works better than most antidepressant drugs, especially when taken orally instead on injection or tablet form.

How to get a prescription for ketamine therapy

Any medical doctor can prescribe ketamine. However, as ketamine is only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved as an anesthetic in a medical procedure, you can’t just walk into a pharmacy and buy it.

Typically, ketamine is given via an intravenous (IV) infusion over about 45 minutes. As ketamine can potentially be dangerous, people being given an infusion are closely monitored during and after the procedure.

In a few cases, doctors may elect to provide ketamine via an intranasal or intermuscular route, but this, too, would be done in a medical setting.

Tips for better sleep, moods, and anxiety relief
While you’re waiting for your ketamine therapy appointment, there are some things you can do to help improve your mood and anxiety levels. Here are a few tips:

• Get good sleep. You sit for a while during your ketamine infusion. It’s best not to be overtired or stressed to relax during your treatment.
• Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night.
• Eat healthy foods. Avoid processed foods and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
• Wear comfortable clothing. The treatment takes about 90 minutes from start to finish. Ketamine can have a sedating effect. Since you sit in the office for some time in a relaxed state, you shouldn’t wear any binding or uncomfortable clothing.
• Have a driver that can take you home. After the treatment, you should not drive for the rest of the day, so ask a friend or family member to accompany you to your treatment and drive you home.

How to Get Ketamine Prescribed

As any licensed medical doctor can prescribe ketamine treatments, you can go to your family doctor and get a prescription. However, family doctors do not typically perform the procedure, so they will refer you to a specialty doctor or clinic. Referrals are filled out by your doctor and then faxed to the specialty doctor’s office or clinic. Referrals typically indicate what you’re being treated for and what treatments you have previously tried.

Once you have a referral, the specialist doctor or clinic will do their assessment of you to ascertain whether ketamine is the right treatment for you. Assessments are designed to determine information such as:

• Your psychiatric history such as your current and past diagnoses, hospitalizations, suicidal behavior, etc.
• Your social histories such as your social support and living situation
• Your family psychiatric history
• Your current and past medications/treatments
• Your use of substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, etc.
• Your medical history, including experience with anesthesia

People who should avoid ketamine treatments, according to Boston Mind Care, a ketamine clinic, include:
• Those with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia
• Those who experience seizures
• Those taking aminophylline for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

People with uncontrolled high blood pressure, cardiac disease, or pulmonary problems may need additional treatment before getting ketamine infusions. Once you have gone through this psychiatric and medical assessment and have clearance, you can proceed to get ketamine infusions. People can expect about six infusions over the first two three weeks.

A breakthrough alternative to treating depression is ketamine therapy. Ketamine has been around for years as an anesthetic, but it’s now being used off-label to treat depression. If you think you might be a good candidate for ketamine therapy, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of getting a prescription:

1. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and practicing healthy habits like exercise and meditation.
2. Keep track of your moods and anxiety levels so that you can provide accurate information to your doctor.
3. Spread the word about ketamine therapy!

Let your friends and family know that this treatment is available and could help them get their lives back on track.

 

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