Ketamine treatment for depression is a new, intensive and effective cure. It is also indicated in other pathologies like posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addiction.
Ketamine infusions have an instant antidepressant effect, but the substance is broken down in the body within a few hours. The antidepressant effect continues. It is also the only known substance that causes suicidal thoughts to fade immediately.
Ketamine has its origins as an anaesthetic. It has been licensed since the 1970s and is considered to be one of the safest medicines in existence. Only in the last few years, however, has it has been determined that, in low doses, it has a very strong antidepressant effect. To achieve this, ketamine treatment is given as an intravenous infusion over about 40 minutes.
This is referred to as a “hit and go” effect, or a door opener. The antidepressant effect is maintained for varying lengths of time: for some people a single ketamine treatment is sufficient and the effects are maintained for years. More commonly, the effect of the ketamine treatment lasts for days or weeks. A secondary effect of the ketamine therapy is that it improves the neuroplasticity of the brain. The brain becomes more capable of learning and memory skills are enhanced. This makes it the ideal time to begin additional therapy to improve sustainability.
An increasing number of clinics are now offering ketamine treatments for cases of therapy-resistant depression, but it is not usually offered together with other procedures.
We utilise the benefits of our ketamine treatment by combining it with procedures that ensure the sustainability of the treatment over a period of years:
The benefits of Ketamine treatment for the patient:
- no long-term intake of medicine
- duration of treatment generally only two weeks
- totally discreet treatment in our private clinic on Majorca
Ketamine as a nasal spray is licensed in the USA for the treatment of depression. In Europe this is known as off-label treatment: a licensed drug is used for a different purpose. Off-label treatment is common in many areas of medicine, particularly in paediatrics and cancer therapy. It is completely legal: however, this situation must be explained to the patient, and health insurance companies are not obliged to pay for the treatment.
Unlike most clinics, the Ketamine treatment in our clinic involves a combination of Ketamine infusions with other therapies. Thus we obtain results in a short time that are more durable and long lasting than therapies that are based just on Ketamine infusions.
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