Ketamine Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression

Ketamine Therapy in Florida

Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD is Certified in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine Therapy for Treatment Resistant Depression.

You have tried to win the battle over your depression for a long time. You may have been prescribed Bupropion hydrochloride (Wellbutrin), Paroxetine (Paxil), Citalopram (Celexa), Sertraline (Zoloft), and/or Escitalopram (Lexapro) and not had much success. Have you ever wondered if your depression will ever be helped? Can you imagine living the life you deserve without the burden of any of these? I believe that people that suffer from these conditions finally can get the help they need with Ketamine.

You are not alone.

If you watch the news for any period, you are bombarded with so many negative things going on in the world. It is no surprise to me that depression has been and continues to be on the rise. In a recent Gallup Poll, numbers confirming this are evident- “The percentage of U.S. adults who report having been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lifetime has reached 29.0%, nearly 10 percentage points higher than in 2015.”

One thing to consider is that the stigma often associated with mental health issues is also decreasing- society is much more accepting of it as a physical issue, than just a matter of attitude, and more people are admitting and seeking help. This is fantastic and a trend I believe will continue. If someone has a broken leg, people support them, but something invisible has often not had the same support.

As depression becomes more common, searching for effective ways to treat it has become more important as well. The most common drug for depression is Fluoxetine (Prozac). In many cases, this is a great solution. Although, dosing can be difficult to get right, and it can take weeks to months to work, it often does help. However, there are many people for whom this does not work, and they battle severe depression.

Patients who do not respond to conventional psychiatric treatments and need a higher level of care, electroconvulsive therapy- yes, shock therapy!- continues to be the most effective treatment in treatment-resistant depression. Until ketamine, that is. Ketamine has been tested and proven as an effective treatment in severe depression as described in this article by the Harvard Gazette.

I have seen both anecdotal and scientific evidence in patients where nothing seemed to help before trying Ketamine. Ketamine works because it targets a completely different set of neurotransmitters than the ones most conventional medications targets, so patients who haven’t found relief with traditional methods are great candidates to get help with Ketamine.

My Approach to Ketamine Treatment

The human body is incredibly complex. That means that the right solution for you must be customized and adapted for your very specific needs. Let’s talk about your needs and challenges and come up with the right dosing, delivery and other methods that align well to work with Ketamine treatment. (For example, meditation or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in conjunction with the treatment.)

Contact me to schedule a free 15-minute consultation by clicking the link below or calling me at tel: 8667637991 to discuss possible options for your best mental and physical health.