Ketamine treatment plan for depression
There are many times in life when solutions to a problem are not ‘one size fits all’. What works for one person simply doesn’t always work for another, and in certain cases, there are large group of people who are left floundering, simply because they don’t fit ‘the norm’.
What is the ‘norm’ anyway? We are all individual, and that means we all respond to all situations in life totally differently.
If you are a sufferer of depression, and you have been for a long time, you have probably tried antidepressant medications, perhaps even more than one. For many people, this treatment route works, but for many others, it simply doesn’t. What are those people supposed to do?
Thankfully, there is another option at hand, and here at Trifeca Health, we are dedicated to helping those who simply don’t respond to antidepressants. Under the watchful eye of NYC Psychiatrist Dr Edward Fruitman, M.D., we offer a Ketamine treatment plan for depression which is resistant to antidepressant medication.
First things first however, why is it that some people simply don’t tolerate antidepressants?
Regular antidepressants can take a while to work, and that could mean that the sufferer simply can’t wait long enough for the relief effects to work. On top of this, there are often side effects which come attached to these medications, and whilst many people can deal with them, not everyone can. If the effects are prolonged and unpleasant, this can have a counteracting effect on the person’s depression too, which makes them feel even more down, and even more hopeless. It’s a vicious circle.
The key to treating depression is to get the right balance for each individual person. Here at Trifecta Health, we recognize the key role that Ketamine has to play in depression relief. This is an old anesthetic medication, but it has been shown to help relieve depression symptoms quite quickly in patients who have had no joy or response in the past to regular antidepressant medications.
Of course, Ketamine is a strong drug, and should only be taken in a controlled and regimented manner. For that reason, those patients who we believe could benefit from taking Ketamine for their depression symptoms are put onto a strict treatment plan, which is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis. Many patients also find relief of their symptoms to some degree around 24-48 hours after their first treatment, and if nothing occurs during this time, that is a strong indicator that Ketamine is not the right option for that particular person. The fact that the drug is so fast acting is therefore what makes it so impressive.
The bottom line here is that anyone struggling with depression should not be struggling alone. Antidepressant medications are not effective for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have another road to look down. We are committed to helping sufferers of unresponsive depression, and we have several treatment options to discuss. If this sounds like something that you would like to discuss further, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.