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 safetyness and immediate effects. The drug is listed on the World Health Organization‘s list of essential medicines, and was on the spotlight for its role in the rescue of 12 kids and their soccer trainer from a flooded cave in southeast Asia last year. 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.
Esketamine Therapy For Treatment-Resistant Depression
When treatment for depression hits a wall
Providing the latest in medication assisted treatment for depression in San Diego
Sometimes, people need antidipressants that work as instant lifesavers when the 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 normally take one to two weeks to begin to alliviate acute depressive symptoms. That delay poses an increased risk of suicide for patients with treatment-resistant depression.
After almost half a decade observing how esketamine might relieve symptoms in such adults, many respected psychiatrists are concluding that it is the first medicament to work for treatment-resistant depression, diminishing suicidal thoughts with immediate effect.
Esketamine and its effects on Depression
Success with ketamine on neurotransmitters and the brain
This stronger form of Ketamine is a prescription medicine for adults, delivered via a quicker route to deliver a signal down the neuron freeway of the brain: an ion channel, which targets multiple brain connections simultanously, manipulating glutamate, the neurotransmitter which links neurons with each other.
Our state of the art La Jolla Recovery treatment facility will begin to offer the FDA-approved intranasal treatment to patients with intractable depression in their supervised clinic venues in San Diego, California.A Novel Approach to Depression in San Diego
Ketamine History and Clinical Research of Esketamine
A Scientific Approach to Depression in San Diego
Collectively, across all sites participating in the trials as a treatment ressistant depression, the response rate was between 70% and 53% during the first four weeks of treatment. Clinically, It is administered at lower doses than as a an anesthetic or the dose taken by people as a nightclub drug.
Let us at La Jolla Recovery provide a tailored medication assisted treatment in San Diego and provide helpspecific to depression today that safely and clinically supervises the delivery of Spravato or Esketamine.Contact Us