Depression is a condition that is characterized by prolonged periods of melancholy, alterations in mood, and loss of interest in day-to-day activities that causes severe impairments an individual’s daily life. The World Health Organization has declared that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. An estimated 16 million adults suffer from it each year and traditional treatment options are often ineffective and can create other long-lasting side effects.
With over an 80% success rate, Ketamine Infusions are a great approach for treatment of depression. The high success rate of Ketamine, especially in patients with treatment resistant depression, can be attributed to the mechanism of action that differs from traditional antidepressants. Ketamine works to keep the neurotransmitter glutamate circulating and available for nerve cell repair and growth. This allows for quick and long-lasting relief of symptoms.
At KHC, we consider the patient’s unique circumstances, diagnosis and life experiences. We review the patient’s physical, mental and spiritual wellness history and then develop a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s unique needs. Through our licensed mental health specialists, we develop long-term after care plans that allow for the continued follow-up and support of the patient’s mental and physical well-being.