Ketamine Infusions for Depression

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group offers Ketamine Infusions for Depression, a powerful treatment tool used to manage symptoms of depression and certain mood disorders. This medication has been used for decades as an anesthetic for surgery.

What Are Ketamine Infusions for Depression?

Ketamine is a medication that has been used medically for over 50 years to induce and maintain general anesthesia during surgery. However, more recently, Ketamine has gained acceptance for its effectiveness in treating chronic pain and treatment-resistant depression. Pacific Pain & Wellness Group has fine-tuned its ketamine protocol since 2013 to yield the most effective and long-lasting results for patients.

What is Ketamine? 

Ketamine is sometimes known for its misuse as an illegal drug. Ketamine was first synthesized in 1962 and approved for use in the United States in 1970.

Ketamine infusion treatments are used to manage mood disorders along with psychotropic medications and/or psychotherapy (counseling). We have many years of experience treating patients using a combination of innovative and standard evidence-based treatments that reduce symptoms. Over the years, science and medicine have established Ketamine as a safe and effective treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder II, Severe Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation & Hopelessness.

Why Do Ketamine Infusions for Depression Work?

Ketamine is believed to work by increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as glutamate and serotonin, which play a key role in mood regulation. Ketamine can also stimulate the growth of new brain cells, which may be damaged or lost due to depression. Ketamine infusion treatments are administered intravenously in our clinic and typically last about 40 minutes. The treatment is safe and patients are closely monitored by our experienced medical staff.

How can PPWG Help

Our team of healthcare experts at Pacific Pain & Wellness Group will discuss the most effective combination of treatments and therapies available using an Integrative Medicine approach. Combining the concept of healing through mind, body, spirit, and community, Integrative Medicine provides a blend of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and traditional Western medicine. Our team will provide support and guidance throughout the treatment process to ensure optimal results.

If you have tried everything but have not gotten relief, Ketamine Infusions for Depression may offer hope. Our experienced medical team at Pacific Pain & Wellness Group has the expertise and knowledge to create an individualized treatment plan to help manage your symptoms of depression and mood disorders. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward feeling better.