Around 45% of people with a major depressive disorder have treatment-resistant depression. If you’ve struggled to find an effective treatment for your depression or other mental health condition, you may benefit from ketamine therapy. The team at Progressive Behavioral Health, PLLC, in Friendswood, Texas, offers ketamine therapy as an alternative for treatment-resistant depression and other conditions. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to find out if ketamine therapy is right for you.
Ketamine therapy is an intravenous infusion treatment that delivers a low dose of ketamine directly to your bloodstream. Doctors have used ketamine as an anesthetic for decades, and new research shows that when ketamine is provided in smaller doses, it has positive effects on symptoms of depression and other mental health issues.
The team provides customized ketamine therapy treatment plans, depending on your specific needs. However, a series of six to eight ketamine therapy sessions is typical. After your initial set of treatments, your provider works with you on a maintenance plan and may recommend single ketamine infusion treatments to maintain your optimal results.
The team at Progressive Behavioral Health uses ketamine therapy to treat conditions including:
Unlike traditional antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, which can take months to take effect, ketamine provides rapid relief from your symptoms.
A ketamine therapy session takes 45-60 minutes of your time. However, you simply relax in a comfortable chair at Progressive Behavioral Health during the treatment. Your provider inserts an IV into your arm or hand and starts your drip.
Some patients report mild hallucinations or “out of body” sensations while they receive the ketamine infusion. Most say the side effects are pleasant or tolerable and subside soon after your treatment is complete. You continue to relax for about 30 minutes after your treatment to allow time for any side effects to end.
You will need a friend or family member to drive you home after your ketamine therapy appointments.
The team at Progressive Behavioral Health performs comprehensive assessments to diagnose your condition and determine the best course of treatment for you. They find that many of their patients benefit from ketamine therapy.
Make sure to let your provider know about all medicines, vitamins, and supplements you take. For example, if you take a large dose of benzodiazepines (100mg per day or more), your prescription could interfere with the effectiveness of ketamine therapy.
Call Progressive Behavioral Health or make an appointment online today to learn more about ketamine therapy and how it can fit into your treatment plan.