Ketamine infusion for depression works differently when compared to most other medications such as Valium; the anti-anxiety feeling it gives the patient wears off as the medicine is consumed in their system. Ketamine infusion, on the other hand, enables the regrowth of brain connections in the patient’s cortex by triggering reactions. As such, the body’s reaction to ketamine, not its presence, constitutes its effects.
For a patient to be considered for our ketamine infusion for depression services, there are three criteria for treatment, namely the patient has
1. experienced recurrent suicidal thoughts
2. for a long time, had difficulty managing their depression
3. treatment-resistant depression