If you keep up with the news then chances are, you have heard about the exciting recent discoveries that have been made when it comes to ketamine therapy. This is one of those rare instances in which you should actually investigate the hype.
Those who suffer from depression know how devastating and isolating it can feel. There have been so many advancements made in modern medicine but unfortunately, depression has remained very difficult to treat for some patients. That is where ketamine therapy comes in. Now, there is a reason why medical professionals are very interested in the potential of ketamine therapy. It has been a long time coming but finally, there is a new way to treat depression for those for whom the methods of the past have not effective.
The Sad Stats About Pills Used to Treat Depression
It has been over thirty years since Prozac was first introduced to the public. In the beginning, it was touted as a miracle drug. Within just a few short years, 4.5 million people were taking the drug to treat their depression. There were adverse side effects, though, that many did not see coming. One of those side effects included a higher risk of suicide in some patients. There were also criminal cases where defendants claimed Prozac made them act out in ways they otherwise would not. In fact, according to a report by the BBC, 28 murders have been linked to antidepressants drugs in the past 30 years in the UK. It has become clear that this was not the medical drug that many of those who suffer from depression were looking for. It is said that each year, there are as many as 16 million people who experience major, life-altering depression. A staggering number of those people who are given pharmaceutical treatment do not respond well. In fact, nearly one in three people will not see any improvements at all. Of those who do respond well, it can take up to eight weeks before they start feeling any improvement at all. That is far too long when you are desperate for help. Eight weeks under the cloud of depression can literally be the difference between life and death.
It is difficult to open up your Facebook page these days without seeing a post about another person who has tragically lost their battle with depression. There have been far too many lives lost to this tragic illness. It no longer has to be this way for those who respond well to ketamine therapy.
There is a Better Way to Treat Your Depression
Ketamine therapy can work in one of the most important ways imaginable for severe depression. It can work almost immediately for many patients. That’s right. Its positive effects can be felt upon administering the initial dosage. Imagine being able to receive the help you need when you need it. Not two months down the road. This incredible treatment could literally save lives.
According to a podcast that was recently featured on Bulletproof Radio, ketamine is being seen by many as a sort of wonder drug. Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Ben Spielberg was one of the early professionals to recognize the positive impact that ketamine can have on the brain. In fact, he was one of the first people to use ketamine to treat depression. He told Bulletproof Radio, “I had patients who it’s basically taken them from being suicidal to living a very full and complete life. Some return on a periodic basis and some of them have just stopped coming in because they’ve been helped so immensely.”
It is true that in study after study, the positive effects of ketamine are being proven in the lives of everyday people who once suffered from depression so debilitating, it was difficult for them to face the day. Now, they are not only able to face the day, but they are also able to face the rest of their lives. It’s like a great weight has been lifted. Perhaps ketamine therapy is the solution you have been looking for.
Start Smiling Again with the Help of TMS & Brain Health TMS & Brain Health has one goal in mind and that is to make our patients feel better. We truly care about your wellbeing and we are committed to walking this journey with you from the beginning. We are in this profession because we understand the devastating impact that severe depression can have on the lives of those who suffer. We are passionate about helping you find a way out of the darkness. It truly is why each and every one of us does what we do. When you entrust us with your care, we do not take that lightly. Ketamine therapy is a chance to stop existing and to start living.
Do something important for yourself today. Do something important for those you love. Make your mental health a priority. Contact us or call us today at 833-867-2329. It could literally be the phone call that changes your life.