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Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Ocala, FL

APMC offers ketamine infusion therapy in Gainesville. The main ingredient of the treatment is a medication called ketamine, which was discovered in the 1960s. It was widely used as a safe but quick-acting surgical anesthesia during the Vietnam War. Ketamine was introduced into the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines in 2015 as an injectable anesthetic medicine.

However, recently, a published study in The American Journal of Psychiatry showed that weekly ketamine infusions were beneficial to people diagnosed with severe depression. Experts learned that ketamine was quite effective in reducing the symptoms of depression for patients who were already resistant to other treatments. The study’s participants reported improvements in their depression symptoms by at least 50% after receiving six ketamine infusions in one week. Thus, ketamine has been touted as an innovative treatment for depression.

Ketamine infusion therapy for depression

Not all patients diagnosed with depression must immediately be put on ketamine infusion therapy. This treatment is most suitable for people who are no longer responding well to other forms of treatments, such as talk therapy or antidepressants, to improve their mental health. Most drugs for depression usually take effect after weeks or even months of intake. But this length of time is crucial, especially for patients with suicidal tendencies.

effectiveness of ketamine infusion therapy

Other studies on the effectiveness of ketamine infusion therapy have shown that 30% of patients who are resistant to depression medications showed mood improvements post-therapy. This effect may even last for days and may have long-term benefits lasting four months after a three-week therapy.

Ketamine infusion treatment for depression and PTSD in Gainesville

Learn more about Ketamine Infusion Treatment for Depression & PTSD at Advanced Pain Medical Center

If you are suffering from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or if you know someone who can benefit from Ketamine infusion therapy, don’t hesitate to contact our clinic or to book an appointment online.

Our medical staff are more than happy to assist you and nurse you back to good health. For more information about ketamine infusion therapy in Gainesville and inquiries, call us at 352-508-8668.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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