Ketamine is a Successful Depression Treatment, Anxiety Treatment and Can Help with PTSD, OCD and Chronic Pain.
Dr. Itzkoff’s practice in Manhattan, New York has seen patients experience dramatic differences in their illnesses almost immediately. Learn more about how ketamine therapy can treat your depression, PTSD, OCD or post-partum depression.
Ketamine therapy can be very effective in relieving the symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. Several scientific studies, including those conducted at Yale University and the National Institute of Mental Health, have shown that even a single low dose of intravenously administered ketamine can dramatically improve symptoms associated with depression. Symptoms that have seen improvement, often within hours, include moodiness, decreased concentration, low self-esteem, impaired sleep, decreased sexual desire, impaired appetite and suicidal thoughts.
Ketamine therapy impacts both mood and anxiety and can result in positive treatment outcomes for the following disorders:
Severe or Chronic Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Partum Depression (PPD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
In fact, the recent study at Yale University showed that ketamine can re-establish interrupted nerve connections that are necessary to process and overcome traumatic memories.