What is Chronic Depression?
Depression is an illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that are normally enjoyed, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities for at least two weeks. People dealing with depression may experience symptoms such as anxiety, loss of energy, reduced concentration, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
How does Ketamine relate to traditional antidepressants for treatment?
Effective for those who have never had a treatment, as well as for those who have treatment resistant depression. Ketamine has shown to be a better solution compared to leading antidepressant prescriptions, those of which have proven to be very harmful and ineffective to many in the long run.
How does Ketamine help Chronic Depression?
Evidence has emerged showing that carefully measured amounts of Ketamine over a 40 minute infusion can have fast-acting anti-depression effects. Studies show that positive results start to occur within hours after just one infusion, and are sustained for 4-7 days. Multiple infusions have shown positive results that last for months.
What does the future look like for Ketamine treatments for Chronic Depression?
As more and more individuals respond to Ketamine Therapy, all data is collected and contributes to the creation of future, more effective antidepressant medications and solutions.