If you’re struggling to find an effective treatment for depression, you may benefit from ketamine therapy. At Beaumont Psychiatric Clinic, in Beaumont, Texas, Jason Mensah, DO, provides revolutionary ketamine infusion therapy, including treatments with Spravato, to relieve severe depression symptoms and some other mood disorders. Call Beaumont Psychiatric Clinic or request a consultation online today to learn more about ketamine therapy and if it’s right for you.
Ketamine was initially approved as an anesthetic during the Vietnam War. Today, it’s a revolutionary treatment for severe depression and other mood disorders. At Beaumont Psychiatric Clinic, Dr. Mensah offers in-office ketamine infusions as well as the Spravato™ esketamine nasal spray.
Ketamine may provide relief if you have treatment-resistant depression and have tried other types of antidepressant medicine without success. In clinical trials, ketamine infusion therapy provides rapid and dramatic relief from severe depression symptoms such as:
Spravato is a fast-acting, FDA-approved nasal spray that uses the S-enantiomer of ketamine — esketamine to relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression. It may or may not be combined with other antidepressant medications, and many patients notice an improvement in their symptoms in as little as 24 hours.
However, Spravato may not be right for everyone. Individuals who have high blood pressure, blood vessel problems, heart disease, liver disease, and a family history of substance abuse may not be suitable candidates for Spravato treatments. Dr. Mensah can answer any questions about which type of ketamine therapy is right for you.
During ketamine infusion therapy, you relax in a comfortable chair while you receive your infusion. Dr. Mensah provides state-of-the-art ketamine infusion technology and protocols tailored to meet your specific needs. You may feel like you’re floating or have a tingling sensation in your extremities during your treatment.
An infusion usually lasts around 45 minutes. Any side effects subside soon after your treatment is complete, although you are typically tired for at least three hours after your infusion and need a friend to drive you home.
Spravato is also administered in the office. You use the nasal spray and then rest for up to an hour while under the observation of Dr. Mensah or another member of his team. A friend or family member should drive you to and from your Spravato appointments.
Most patients have a series of three to five infusions a week for four to six weeks. Your experience is unique, so make sure to share your experiences with Dr. Mensah, so he can better tailor your treatment.
At Beaumont Psychiatric Clinic, Dr. Mesah incorporates ketamine therapy into treatment plans for severe depression. It may also be helpful for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
If you’re living with severe depression and other treatments haven’t relieved your symptoms, call Beaumont Psychiatric Clinic or request an appointment online today to find out if ketamine infusion therapy can help.