Treating Depression with Ketamine Infusion Therapy

It is absolutely possible for Ketamine Wellness Centers patients to reconnect with the life they deserve free from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. This is especially true when clinically controlled, individualized ketamine infusion therapy is offered along with a patient’s existing psychological support and integrated wellness programs. Call us today to reconnect with the life you deserve.

Depression – Facts Everyone Should Know

Tens of millions of people in the US are suffering from major depression

2020 saw alarming statistics.  During and after the pandemic almost 28% of U.S. adults experienced major depressive episodes – that’s an astonishing tens of millions of people with serious depression according to The Lancet, a leading international medical journal. Nearly half of all people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Chances are you know one of them.

Up to half of antidepressant treatments don’t work adequately

Estimates say up to half of people with Major Depressive Disorder will be “treatment-resistant” meaning they will have an inadequate response to commonly prescribed antidepressant medications Each prescription is typically given 6 weeks to see if it works or see if its side effects become unbearable. This leads some psychiatrists to suggest today’s trial and error treatments for depression appear no more effective than they were 50 years ago.

Common treatments can delay effective treatment

The conventional hit or miss, wait and see approach can simply delay proven ketamine treatment. Ketamine infusion therapy of treatment-resistant depression has a higher rate of success because it works quickly on different receptors in the brain, and on the neurotransmitter glutamate. There is also evidence that ketamine regenerates neural pathways that have deteriorated because of depression.

Ketamine represents a better approach, promising better results and a better you

Over the past 20 years low dose ketamine has been repeatedly shown to have rapid and sustained antidepressant and anti-suicidal effects when given in carefully controlled clinical settings These findings were confirmed by a 2021 review of 83 published reports, 40 trials, and 10 retrospective reviews in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Ketamine is a valid option for treatment-resistant depression patients 

A comprehensive review of 278 articles and 25 clinical studies in Current Neuropharmacology agreed that ketamine had a fast and long-lasting effect on depressive symptoms and feelings of hopelessness.

Ketamine’s Innovative Treatment of Depression

Ketamine Wellness Centers Treating Depression in Young Adults

A frightening problem

Trying to help teens and young adults with major depression is difficult and upsetting for parents and families. Depression, anxiety, and the risks of self-harm or suicide are frightening, and getting professional help is not always easy.

In 2021 the U.S. Surgeon General issued a public health advisory on mental health challenges among children and teenagers. One in four young adults are battling depression and three national pediatric groups issued a statement calling suicide among teens and young adults a national emergency.

Safe Ketamine treatment 16 years and older

Ketamine Wellness Centers is highly experienced in providing safe and individualized ketamine treatment for patients 16 years and older. KWC conducts full medical assessments and professional psychological examinations prior to any treatment.

KWC also believes psychological support is an essential part of the program when dealing with these vulnerable young adults and Ketamine Wellness Centers coordinates treatment with the young adult’s supporting mental wellness providers.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, or you know someone who is, help is available. In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Find out if ketamine is right for you

Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

Living with a rare nerve disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a challenge on its own. But finding compassionate and caring medical professionals to help sometimes seems absolutely impossible. That’s how I was beginning to feel. Until I walked into the Ketamine Wellness Center, located in Seattle, on March 1st, 2022. I lost hope. …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

I have suffered from nearly total body CRPS for over 20 years. I’ve had numerous surgeries and procedures to manage the neurological, blow torch pain. Much to my disappointment, they were only temporary and the CRPS continued to spread leaving me in a wheelchair or bedridden. My quality of life had become sadly inadequate. My …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

This is the place to go to! I promise you will have an amazing experience like me. Winston & Tara are very friendly and down-to-earth. They are caring and genuine. They make sure you are comfortable during your session. I was somewhat nervous coming in for my treatment but that quickly went away after I met both …

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Seattle/Federal Way, WA Patient

I came to Ketamine Wellness Center in Federal way as a last resort. I have been experiencing debilitating depression and anxiety for years and conventional therapies were not successful for me. I must say that from intake to the first treatment, I was expertly cared for. I would like to highlight the clinical administrator, Winston …

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Houston, TX Patient

I’m writing prior to my daughter’s treatment to say how wonderful the patient liaison, Chera, has been in setting up the treatments for my daughter. Right from our first call, Chera has been so empathetic and so very thorough in helping us to get authorized for the treatment to address my daughters’ chronic pain. She …

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Chicago, IL Patient

Chera in the AZ office was amazing. She was easy to work with and got all my online paperwork together with the tests, plus the two online web video assessments with medical staff for the prior treatment authorization, all on the same day. All the staff at Naperville KWC are great. They are very kind …

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Mesa, AZ Patient

This is a very professional and caring center. Chera, the Patient Liaison, picked up the phone right away and was so helpful and empathetic when I first contacted her. She was patient and showed sincere concern by following up with an email when I was unsure whether to proceed. With her help, I was able …

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Chicago, IL Patient

From the first phone call, I had to my last treatment session I experienced nothing but compassion, respect, and kindness. My life so far has changed drastically. The treatment for Chronic Pain has worked far better than I could have hoped for! I feel like a different person who has a brand new life. A …

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Tucson, AZ Patient

The kindness and patience of the small staff at this location was simply amazing. They could not have possibly treated me nicer, or with more consideration. This was the third ketamine infusion I have received, and it was by far the best experience. The previous two were with other clinics. I can’t thank them enough …

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