Ketamine in Conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Eliminate Depression

Ketamine in Conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Eliminate Depression

Recent research looked at the ability of psychotherapy in treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder to replace medication and/or improve efficacy and relief of symptoms. As has been shown repeatedly the BEST treatment for depression and anxiety is the combination of medication and therapy or counseling. Ketamine provides the fastest relief from depression symptoms and has an 80% success rate compared to traditional SSRI’s which can take over six weeks to work, if at all, and only have a 40% success rate, the same as a placebo.

What we have found here at Ketamine Wellness Centers is that people who make changes in their lifestyle and how they deal with things by developing coping strategies often experience the greatest improvement over time. In other words, you can prolong the benefit of treatments with counseling or therapy led changes. We have patients who longer need Ketamine infusions – or any other medications -because they were able to eliminate their depression symptoms and make positive lifestyle changes.

The best counseling treatment for depression is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This helps explore thoughts that might be leading to depressed feelings. Working on this prior to Ketamine treatments can help you identify and recognize certain thoughts that might be part of everyday life (“I never get a break in life”), or some that might be more deeply embedded (“My mother said no one would ever love me”).

CBT also offers strategies to change. Once you are aware of these thoughts that are harming you and contributing to your depression, you can begin to take action. Behavioral Activation, methods of changing your behavior, can be taught.

Lastly, despite awareness and knowledge of ways to change, some individuals still struggle. Ketamine treatments can help uncover the hidden obstacles to change and create a better life. This can save years of self-exploration, therapy and frustration when your efforts do not lead to a happier existence. Ketamine reveals these underlying issues like an x-ray of your psyche. Ketamine opens your mind and helps you make the changes you need in life.

At Ketamine Wellness Centers, we are experts in both Ketamine infusions and CBT. We encourage all of our patients to speak with the staff and learn how counseling can enhance your wellness. Let our comprehensive program provide you with the relief you deserve. Our professional counseling staff is available to any and all persons suffering from debilitating depression. Call today 855-KET-WELL. There is hope. There is help.

Dr. Ellen Diamond is a Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.

Ketamine Wellness Centers

Ketamine Wellness Center’s mission is to provide personalized, compassionate, high-quality care for people suffering from afflictions where Ketamine infusions have proven a successful treatment option (Depression, Chronic Pain, PTSD, OCD, Suicidality) while actively researching Ketamine’s efficacy to treat additional conditions. There is hope. There is help.

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