Ketamine Success & Insights
Pain, Depression, and PTLDS: How ketamine could transform care for Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
Each year, nearly 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease–and this number continues to climb. While some patients experience a full recovery after treatment, many have found that complications of Lyme persist long after the initial diagnosis.
“Over time I was losing hope in physical therapy and the medications were increasingly numbing me,” explains Mary Kate. “By my 21st birthday, the best way I can describe my life is it felt like I had lost my identity, my identity as a sister, daughter, friend. I no longer recognized the 14-year-old Mary Kate who had been so full of life and neither did anyone else around me.”
Ketamine is one of the most widely used and safest anesthetics in the world according to the World Health Organization who list it as an essential medicine. Researchers at Yale have been studying low-dose ketamine since 2000 in controlled clinic settings for patients with severe depressions unresponsive to other antidepressants.
Has your ketamine therapy left you with questions? Do you wonder what is next for you? Many questions can arise during the process of your stabilization ketamine infusions and beyond. Our expert Health and Wellness Coordinator is ready to work with you every step of the way!
When is depression truly resistant to treatment or just difficult to treat? Some psychiatrists suggest “our current treatments for depression appear to be no more effective than they were 50 years ago”1. Coincidentally the term “treatment resistant depression” (TRD) first appeared 40 years ago.
When the brain is being stressed over and over consistently, the synapses in the brain break down and cause depressive symptoms. Ketamine was mainly used as an anesthetic by many medical professionals, until recent studies have found that ketamine therapy has worked to help people with resistant treatment mental illness
Winter can be one of the hardest times to deal with a chronic pain condition. Whether it is you or your loved one, the impact is felt by all.
Christine Ryan, Chief Clinical Officer at KWC, on how to avoid depression triggers and prevent relapse utilizing ketamine therapy.
Fox6 Milwaukee News ran a story highlighting the journey of Josie Moore, a college student and patient at our Ketamine Wellness Centers – Chicago clinic. Josie has had an incredible journey battling severe chronic pain that stems from her Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) diagnosis.