Depression is a common mental health condition that is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, psychological, and social factors. Traditional treatments for depression have been shown to be either ineffective, cause significant side effects, or require a significant time commitment.
Psychotherapy is beneficial, but can take months to years in order to work through psychological issues. ECT has been used to treat treatment resistant depression but it is considered barbaric by some and can lead to memory impairment. In addition, some patients are placed on multiple psychiatric medications leading to drug interactions and additive side effects.
The World Health Organization recently declared depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
About Ketamine use in the treatment of depression:
Ketamine can cause improvements in mood symptoms within a few days.
Unique mechanism of action
Ketamine works differently than traditional antidepressants.
Effective symptom relief
Ketamine provides significant symptom relief and could potentially save the lives of those contemplating suicide.