How does ketamine therapy work to treat depression, and what are its potential benefits and
Ketamine therapy affects the action of glutamate, a neurotransmitter important for
controlling mood. Its possible advantages include quick and significant reductions in
symptoms, especially in cases when medication has failed. Risks include the possibility of
addiction, as well as dissociative and psychotic symptoms. It is important to consider these
risks before proceeding with ketamine therapy.
What is the current research on the effectiveness of ketamine therapy for depression, and
how does it compare to traditional treatments?
Ketamine therapy for depression appears to be a promising treatment choice, especially for
people who have not responded to conventional antidepressant medicines, according to recent
studies. In contrast to conventional treatments, which can take weeks or months to take
can quickly alleviate depressive symptoms, frequently in just a few hours. To completely
understand its usefulness over the long term and any potential negative effects,
repeated use, more research is necessary.
How is ketamine therapy administered, and what is the typical course of treatment?
Ketamine therapy can be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or as a nasal spray, among
other ways. Depending on the patient’s response and the degree of their depression, the
course of treatment entails a series of sessions that can last anywhere from a few days to a
few weeks. Our experts carefully observe the patient’s vital signs and mental state
Some patients might need continuous maintenance sessions after finishing the initial course
of treatment in order to maintain the antidepressant effects. Depending on the clinic and
individual’s particular needs, the exact protocol could change.