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. Often, clients feel a relief of their depression symptoms after the very first dose!
If you would like to speak to Dr. Wasek for a ketamine consult to see if you are an appropriate candidate for Ketamine treatment, please call the office at 385-272-4292.
In addition to prescribing ketamine for appropriate candidates, the Lotus Center provides guided support delivered by licensed therapists called ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Ketamine is powerful on its own, but when paired with preparation and integration under the guidance of a trained therapist, its benefits are maximized in effect and duration. We offer a range of KAP options to support your needs:
- Individual KAP with your established Lotus therapist (ongoing)
- Individual short-term KAP (1-6 medicine and integration sessions)
- Group KAP retreat (1 group session with integration)
- Ketamine support group (6 weekly sessions on preparation and integration)
Our KAP programs may be covered by your insurance and may be done in a combination of in-person and telehealth sessions. Please click the button if you'd like more information!
Ketamine Therapy Support
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)