Healing and Wellness
Ketamine For Treatment Resistant Depression
While about 70 percent of clinically depressed people are responsive to antidepressant medications—and are able to find some degree of relief, around 30 percent of patients continue to suffer from depression.
Those 30 percent often spend years trying different medications and treatment options often without relief or intolerable side effects. Patients are told their depression is treatment resistant, and many simply give up. If only they had been made aware of Ketamine treatment for the treatment of depression.
In the majority of cases, Ketamine is effective for patients that are resistant to standard treatments. Though ketamine is not a cure for depression, it does often provide a robust and rapid temporary improvement in symptoms. Using this medicine in conjunction with guided preparation and integration practices can help to maximize these effects.
In an effort to make ketamine therapy more accessible, we offer a few different ways of engaging with this medicine. After determining that ketamine may benefit you, your Lotus Center medical provider may recommend any of the following:
- Using at-home prescription ketamine
- Participating in our short-term ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) program
- Adding ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to your treatment plan with your established therapist
If you would like to make an appointment for a ketamine consult to see if you are an appropriate candidate for Ketamine treatment and/or ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), please call the office at 385-272-4292. If you would like more information on our ketamine programs with an email response, please click the button below.
Ketamine Therapy Support
If you are already using ketamine, here are some resources to help you get the most from your ketamine therapy:
Ketamine Therapy Research Links
Here are some links to research regarding Ketamine treatment:
- The New Science of Ketamine of Ketamine for Depression (audio lecture with Dr. James Murrough Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai)
- Ketamine as an antidepressant: overview of its mechanisms of action and potential predictive biomarkers (article)
- The influence of Ketamine on drug discovery in depression (article)
- New findings on how Ketamine prevents depression (in the news)