Intranasal Ketamine Infusion for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Transformative Medicine Center offers intranasal ketamine infusion as an alternative, cost-effective, treatment that has helped many patients coping with treatment resistant depression.
We've had tremendous success (85% remission rates) using intranasal Ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. Treatment resistant depression is a term used to describe a depression that does not respond to multiple traditional anti-depressants. Many patients become frustrated with the relative lack of improvement of symptoms or become more depressed due to side effects such as weight gain, decreased libido and others.
Why intranasal ketamine infusion?
Ketamine blocks an important nerve cell receptor, called the NMDA receptor, which is located in nerve cells that would otherwise be stimulated by a neurotransmitter called glutamate. Depression has been linked to activity changes in areas of the brain stimulated by these nerve cells; ketamine has been hypothesized to work by influencing these brain regions. In clinical studies, some patients reported rapid relief in their symptoms of depression.
Is intranasal ketamine for me?
After a careful evaluation, Dr. Scott McMahon will determine whether ketamine is appropriate for you. If you are suffering from moderate to severe depression and have not benefited from other treatments you have a good chance in benefiting from our intranasal ketamine program.
How soon would benefits of the treatment be apparent?
Some clinical studies have shown a rapid response to ketamine, with some patients experiencing very rapid symptom improvement. However, everyone is different and some patients may notice benefits over a longer period of time. During treatment, Dr. Scott McMahon will consult with you to evaluate your progress.