Ketamine for Depression in Coeur d'Alene is Giving New Hope To Many
Searching for treatment options for depression in North Idaho?
We offer Ketamine infusion along with assisted therapy which has shown incredible results when other treatments have failed. Unlike other traditional treatments, Ketamine works fast. Many patients report feeling better within several hours of their very first Ketamine Infusion.
How Does Ketamine Help With Depression?
There are at least 8 different mechanisms by which Ketamine works in the brain. The truth is nobody knows 100% why it is so helpful with depression but there are some compelling theories: NMDA receptor blockade influences Glutamate making the brain more adaptable and able to create new pathways. This allows patients to develop more positive thoughts and behaviors that had not been seen before, even with traditional antidepressants. On fMRI we see changes to the default mode network or DMN which we think is responsible for our narrative sense of self. Imagine having the "self story" shut down and what may emerge? Ketamine also seems to quiet the lateral habenula which we think is the source of negativity in the brain.
What Are The Benefits of Ketamine for Depression?
Compared to the traditional approaches to treating these health challenges, which include medications that require dependence and some undesirable side effects, Ketamine Assisted Therapy is faster in action. It achieves better results in a matter of sessions.
Ketamine Assisted Therapy has a striking effect on people's mental health, as it can produce some positive changes in mood, emotion, and cognition.