Are you suffering from Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)?
TRD refers to patients who have tried multiple forms of medication and treatment with little or no success. This is a frustrating and disparaging condition that affects around 6.7% of the US population. As researchers, psychologists and M.D.’s try to find options to help those suffering, ketamine therapy became a valuable tool.
What is Treatment-Resistant Depression?
Patients who do not respond to traditional therapy have been looking for solutions. And ketamine therapy has shown some promising results in people with TRD. The Centers for Medicare Services defines TRD as:
“A complex phenomenon influenced by a variety in depressive subtypes, psychiatric comorbidity, and coexisting medical illnesses. It poses a common, challenging presentation to psychiatric and primary care clinicians.”
These challenges of those who suffer have motivated others to find a resolution to this problem. While there is no quick fix, ketamine combined with therapy and other mental health resources are changing the landscape of mental health.
How Ketamine Works Differently
The modality in which ketamine work in the brain is revolutionary and still being understood. The common theory which research has supported. Is that ketamine works by “re-igniting” neurological pathways within the brain. It was often believed that once these “dendritic connections” were lost, they were gone forever. Well, ketamine therapy looks to change that mindset.
Researchers of the highest authority are studying the modality, process and effects of ketamine therapy. Especially for people who continue to suffer from treatment resistant depression. While not everyone responds the same to treatment. The results of top tier medical professionals are taking a serious look at ketamine’s possibilities in the mental health world.
Mental Health in the Modern World
Currently we are seeing a rapid rise in cases of poor mental health. Some caused by factors such as Covid-19 and huge lifestyle changes. People are losing their jobs, livelyhood and family members. These are the corner stones of oour existence and it is taking a toll on the mental health of the entire world.
We all need help at some point and The Neuroscience Center is here for you. Maybe you don’t know you are struggling mentally, or maybe you’ve tried seemingly everything. Take the time to fill out our contact form and we will help in the best way we can. We care about you, so you care about you. Give us a call at 847-236-9310 if you feel desperate or lost and someone will be there to find a solution.