Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): The Bedrock of Depression Treatment & How Ketamine Infusions Can Help When SSRIs Aren’t Working! At Actify Neurotherapies, patients who receive Ketamine infusion therapy to treat their depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders have often failed two or more medication trials and often these failed medications include selective serotonin reuptake […]
Ketamine Infusions for Depression, Anxiety, and other Mood and Pain Conditions: Does the Route of Administration Matter?
Intravenous (IV) Ketamine infusions are very successful in treating patients suffering from depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain syndromes like complex regional pain syndrome. At Actify Neurotherapies, we perform IV (intravenous) Ketamine infusions, but does the route of administration matter?
Treatment for depression can often be hard to obtain. The first step in this process of treatment is recognizing that there is a problem. Even after this hurdle of recognition, those who battle with depression have even more roadblocks potentially inhibiting their treatment and subsequent recovery. Treatments overall are variable and there is no guarantee […]
Ketamine is becoming widely accepted as a treatment for depression and is increasingly being used for other psychiatric disorders as well. Furthermore, it can lead to an immediate and robust response that has led a prominent research psychiatrist from Mt. Sinai, Dr. Murrough, to say “it blew the doors off what we thought we knew […]
Ketamine – What It’s Like to Get a Ketamine Infusion Getting a Ketamine infusion is a procedure, however it is not the same type of procedure you have going to a surgeon or dentist. Because the procedure only involves an IV (and of course the Ketamine itself), the risks are drastically lower than a surgery wherein […]
As reported by Goldenberg et al., 2004, fibromyalgia affects approximately 2% of the population in the United States. The diagnosis is made when chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain is idiopathic, meaning that a specific cause for the pain cannot be traced. Often times fibromyalgia pain can manifest in both sides of the upper and lower body […]
Major Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) is one of the most common mental health disorders, but how often are we working up sleep as a cause or contributing factor? A large epidemiologic study by Ford DE et al in 1989 found that at least 40% of patients with either insomnia or hypersomnia had a concurrent psychiatric […]
It seems every month, an article comes out touting the benefits of Ketamine infusion therapy in treating major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain conditions. At Actify Neurotherapies, we are lucky enough to have treated thousands of patients with these conditions and […]
You may have seen the press on using Ketamine to treat Major Depressive Disorder, but did you know that studies have shown Ketamine can alleviate depressive symptoms caused by bipolar depression as well? Ketamine is a medication that was originally developed in the 1960s as a general anesthetic, however, in the last decade, Ketamine, in […]