Millions of people in the United States struggle to manage mood disorders including anxiety and depression. Depression, characterized by feelings of low self-esteem, low energy, and a lack of interest in daily activities can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat. Historically, both anxiety and depression can be treated with a combination of talk therapy and medications like serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). However, these medications often come with unpleasant and disruptive side effects including weight gain and lethargy.
Advances in mental healthcare research have led to the discovery of a different approach to managing depression and anxiety. Substances like ketamine, which has traditionally been used to manage pain, surfaced as a short-term treatment for mood disorders that can help stimulate neuronal growth. With the use of ketamine in combination with other controlled factors: a balanced and healthy lifestyle, additional medicines, and regular psychotherapy, symptoms of common mood disorders have been found to subside and stay gone without the use of long-term medications.
Here’s Why We Offer IV Ketamine Infusions as Opposed to Other Ketamine Treatments
Today, specialized mental health clinics are offering Ketamine as a treatment option for qualified candidates. Patients who are frustrated that antidepressants have not worked for them are often delighted to learn that there are other options. Ketamine for mood disorders like depression and anxiety is available in a variety of modalities: as an intravenous infusion, as an intramuscular injection, as an oral lozenge, and as a nasal spray. Research has shown that these different modalities impact the brain with varying degrees of potency and consequently can be used to treat mood disorders in subtly different ways. Emerge Ketamine in Boston offers ketamine as an IV infusion. In our IV treatments, ketamine is diluted by saline and administered in a low dose, over regular intervals, and paired with verbal support from our healthcare specialists. We have found this to be the most enjoyable and impactful modality for our patients.
What’s Better? Our Treatments Take Place in the Privacy of Your Home
Emerge Ketamine believes in the power and discretion of telehealth. We find our patients prefer the peace, privacy, and ambiance of receiving mental health care in their own homes. No need to feel scrutinized and observed in crowded waiting rooms, no wait lists, and no pressure to facilitate the logistics of getting to and from an in-person ketamine appointment.
At-home ketamine treatment from Emerge Ketamine in Boston may be worth exploring if this description matches your medical history and hoped-for treatment outcomes. This innovative treatment has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of a spectrum of mood disorders including anxiety and depression and provide relief without long-term reliance on antidepressants.