If you’re struggling with depression and antidepressants aren’t helping, you’re not alone: About 33% of people with major depressive disorder have treatment-resistant depression. At Revival Infusion Madison in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, Sarah Wilczewski, CRNA, APNP, offers ketamine infusions to bring hope and relief to people with treatment-resistant depression. The practice is infusing today for a better tomorrow. Find out how ketamine can help you by scheduling a consultation online or calling the office now.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a mental health condition that causes unwanted shifts in mood, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Depression often makes it extremely difficult to get through your life. But many people struggle with it for a long time without realizing the extent of the damage it’s causing.
It’s important to know the signs that depression is a problem so that you can get treatment and feel like yourself again.
Some signs that you need help for depression can include:
Many people suffer from both depression and anxiety, and people with depression are also more likely to experience chronic pain. Many people with depression experience substance abuse and other challenging mental health issues as well.
The first-line treatments for depression are antidepressants and psychotherapy. Unfortunately, about a third of patients don’t respond to traditional approaches. Your medical provider might diagnose treatment-resistant depression when patients try two or more antidepressants without success.
If this sounds like you, and you’re feeling frustrated with the lack of results, Revival Infusion Madison is here to help with a highly effective alternative therapy called ketamine infusion.
Treatment-resistant depression stubbornly resists most solutions, so it requires an innovative approach. Ketamine is an FDA-approved surgical anesthetic that’s been used since 1970.
Although still used as an anesthetic, medical experts discovered its other beneficial properties in recent years.
Ketamine has powerful antidepressant and pain-relief effects when delivered in small therapeutic doses. Unlike oral antidepressants, it takes effect rapidly, often within minutes or hours.
The precise manner in which ketamine relieves depression is still under study. But many experts believe that it increases the levels of glutamate, a chemical messenger in the brain that’s involved in mood, learning, memory, and pain perception.
Ketamine also reduces inflammation and helps you recreate damaged synapses (connections) in your brain cells.
It’s now one of the most effective alternative treatments for treatment-resistant depression and is often very effective in patients struggling with suicidal ideation.
Interested in learning more about ketamine? Call Revival Infusion Madison now or book your consultation online.
NOTE: Ketamine infusions are an alternative treatment. Ketamine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of depression at this time. Ketamine affects each patient differently, so results may vary.