IV Ketamine

Suburban Behavioral Health Services

Board Certified Psychiatrists & Behavioral Counselors located in Wheaton, IL & Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Why ketamine?

IV ketamine is fast-acting. Relieve is often after just a single treatment. Ketamine has been shown to provide rapid relief for individuals suffering from treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, GAD, and OCD. Additionally, ketamine has also been found to be effective in reducing suicidal ideation. Its unique mechanism of action targets different neurotransmitters than traditional antidepressants. Ketamine has the potential to offer hope for those who have not responded well to other treatment options. Research suggests that ketamine can produce significant improvements in mood and overall mental health in a relatively short amount of time.

Ketamine Treatment

What does ketamine treat? 

Ketamine infusion therapy is primarily used to treat people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD).

  • Clinical studies show that ketamine infusion therapy can effectively treat MDD, treatment-resistant depression, and TRD with a success rate as high as 70%. 

  • Many patients show rapid improvement after just their first or second infusion. 

  • 35% of patients report that their depression symptoms are completely resolved after ketamine treatment. 

  • 63% of patients with suicidal ideation experience no longer having suicidal thoughts within 3 days of treatment. 

Ketamine has also been proven effective in treating other mental health conditions. It can help treat anxiety disorders, PTSD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). 

How does ketamine treatment work? 

Ketamine works differently than antidepressants. Whereas common antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), regulate the hormone serotonin, ketamine acts on NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors, increasing the brain's most powerful chemical messenger: glutamate levels. 

Increasing glutamate strengthens and restores the vital neural connections and pathways in the regions of the brain most impaired by depression. As a result, there are positive changes in brain circuit function and improved mood regulation. 

When given in low doses, ketamine infusion therapy can produce rapid and significant improvement in symptoms, often within a few hours to days. Compared to antidepressants, increasing your glutamate levels with ketamine results in a greater and more substantial impact on brain cells with a single dose. 

Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified professionals. During the consultation, we can discuss whether ketamine infusion therapy is the right treatment option for you and create a personalized plan to address your specific needs. Don't wait any longer to take the first step towards improving your mental health and well-being.