Ketamine is an anesthetic agent with powerful antidepressant properties. It was developed in the 1960’s by University of Michigan physicians as a safer option to provide comfortable sedation for procedures. Over the last several decades, studies have shown the potential for Ketamine as a therapeutic option for treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine is a safe option to provide relief from severe and persistent symptoms of depression and suicidal thinking, and can potentially provide relief of symptoms within hours to days after a single infusion.
What makes Ketamine Infusion Therapy different from other medications?
Ketamine infusions can provide rapid relief for symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts. Traditionally, medications could take weeks before patients begin to experience relief of symptoms. With Ketamine infusions, patients often experience relief of symptoms within hours of infusion.