The Future of Mental Health Care Is Now, and It’s Promising. In American Behavioral Clinics’ continuous effort to build for the future, we are excited to announce that Ketamine Milwaukee has joined our growing collaborative team.
Ketamine for Depression
In large doses, anesthesiologists use ketamine to put people under before surgery. In smaller doses, clubgoers use “Special K” to trip and hallucinate. In its newest application, ketamine has opened up to a whole new audience: those needing a fast-acting drug for stubborn depression.
Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine works in hours, not days or weeks. That is because ketamine works for depression in a mechanism completely different from typical antidepressants like SSRI’s and others. Patients can see rapid results without having to wait weeks or longer. Thus, even if a patient has failed other medications or ECT; ketamine provides another avenue of hope.
How Ketamine Works
Ketamine stimulates a molecule called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which has been coined “Miracle-Gro for the brain” because it is associated with growth of new branches on nerve cells as well as more and better connections between the neurons. It makes nerves blossom like a tree in spring.
What Ketamine Can Treat
✅ Major depressive Disorder – Restores connections within the brain that help relieve symptoms of depression.
✅ Bipolar Disorder – Proven successful at providing relief to those suffering from Bipolar Disorder.
✅ Postpartum Depression – 1 in 7 women who give birth develop Postpartum Depression.
✅ PTSD – Those suffering from PTSD may finally experience relief with the use of Ketamine infusion therapy.
Is Ketamine for Me?
Ketamine is a remarkable new advance for depression and PTSD, but it is not right for everyone.
Find out if you are a candidate.