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Ketamine Therapy For Depression

At La Jolla Recovery, we believe that evidence-based treatments such as medication-assisted programs, including ketamine, can positively impact the quality of life and long-term factors of addiction and mental health.

Mental health disorders often occur with addiction and alcoholism. Treating some mental health disorders, such as depression parallel to addiction, can support recovery outcomes, reduce relapses and increase the quality of life.

Ketamine, or its medication-assisted treatment name esketamine, has been researched to support depression-resistant cases and be a significant variable in positive recovery in dual diagnosis treatment. Treatment-resistant depression has been found to be improved by the medication-assisted Esketamine and its pharmacological name Spravato.

Clients suffering from depression and may have experienced resistance to treatment may now have an opportunity to have medication-assisted treatment through Ketamine or Spravato at La Jolla Recovery in San Diego, California.
When treatment for depression hits a wall

Providing the latest in medication-assisted treatment for depression in San Diego

Sometimes, people need antidepressants that work as instant lifesavers when the ship of their lives is about to sink amidst a storm.

Unfortunately, the serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that aim to strengthen the brain’s neurotransmitters and circuits usually take one to two weeks to alleviate acute depressive symptoms. That delay poses an increased risk of suicide for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

After almost half a decade of observing how ketamine might relieve symptoms in such adults, many respected psychiatrists conclude that it is the first medication to work for treatment-resistant depression. Reducing depression with ketamine treatment diminishes suicidal thoughts with significant effect, common in the early phases of alcohol and drug rehabilitation and relapse triggers.

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Ketamine History and Clinical Research of Esketamine

Despite the controversy sparked by ketamine’s abuse as a recreational drug nicknamed “Special K,” its reputation is backed by the FDA’s approval as an anesthetic in both pediatric and adult surgical interventions due to its safeness and immediate effects.

Ketamine is listed on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. Last year, it was in the spotlight for rescuing 12 kids and their soccer trainer from a flooded cave in southeast Asia.

At La Jolla Recovery, we stand behind research and evidence-based treatment, with a strong desire to provide results and hope for those who have continuously experienced limits to antiquated approaches to depression. Our dedication to mental health therapy, including anxiety and bipolar attention, parallel to drug and alcohol abuse treatment, lets us attend to addiction comprehensively in a supportive environment. Our medication-assisted treatment optional programs for substance abuse include suboxone, naloxone, buprenorphine, and ketamine, among other science-based approaches.

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