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 – 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 […]
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 […]
Jan 07, 2015 | Steven P. Levine, MD Last summer and fall, there was no shortage of articles written that explored several facets of the tragic death of actor Robin Williams. Many focused on education about depression and suicide (that’s helpful), some exhorted us to push for advocacy and new treatments (that’s useful too), and […]