Free Yourself from Depression
What is Ketamine?
Ketamine is a Health-Canada approved anaesthetic. It has been widely used in the operating room and various clinical settings for over 50 years. As Ketamine has been studied extensively, we know that it is extremely safe.
Low-dose intravenous (IV) ketamine is recognized for the transformative effects that it has on the brain. There is a growing body of scientific research which shows that ketamine has a remarkable ability to treat various mental health conditions, such as treatment-resistant depression, suicidal thinking, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) .
Ketamine for Depression and Other Mood Conditions
If you are visiting our site, you or someone you love may be experiencing the symptoms of depression, such as persistent feelings of sadness, loss of energy and hopelessness. You may even be experiencing thoughts of suicide.
You have likely tried anti-depressants in the past that have not given you the results you were hoping for. If you are looking for a treatment that can quickly help you feel better, ketamine may be the answer.
Ketamine works even when other therapies have failed. After one dose of Ketamine, many of our patients report that they feel a shift in their mood and attitude.
Ketamine can help you feel lighter, and renew your sense of hope, energy and optimism.
Ketamine works faster than any other treatment option currently available. A single dose of ketamine can bring mood improvements in as little as two hours, compared to days or weeks, with traditional antidepressants. The fast-acting nature of ketamine is especially beneficial for those dealing with severe depression or anxiety, who need quick relief from symptoms.
Research in the last twenty years has shown that low-dose ketamine infusions have produced rapid relief from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), even when other therapies have failed. When ketamine is combined with psychotherapy, the anti-depressant effects are greater and last for a longer period of time.
Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for over 50 years. The infusions are provided by an experienced anesthesiologist and monitored by registered nurses. Our clinic is regularly audited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) to ensure the highest safety standards.
How does ketamine work?
Ketamine can transform your brain.
Your brain is made up of neurons, which communicate with each other through brain connections, called synapses. Stress, depression and anxiety cause the loss of these brain connections. Over time, this can lead to shrinking in certain parts of the brain that regulate mood.
Ketamine can reverse this process. Research shows that within 24 hours of the first dose of medically supervised ketamine, the lost brain connections start to regrow. Ketamine's ability to increase the synaptic connections in the brain effectively leads to the rewiring of the brain. This results in improved mood regulation and better brain health.
Ketamine works differently than typical antidepressants, which increase serotonin levels in the brain. Ketamine boosts the production of glutamate, the most common chemical messenger. It is important for learning, memory and mood regulation.
The multi-layered effect of Ketamine creates ideal conditions for the brain to "reboot" - thereby increasing the ability of the brain to heal itself.
The effectiveness of Ketamine is optimized when it is used as a tool, along with a holistic and ongoing wellness plan. Our process at Ketamine Health provides all the keys to success and ensures your safety. Your preparation, open mindset, and post-therapy integration will help you achieve the greatest benefits ketamine offers.