Ketamine for Chronic Depression
Many are calling it the biggest breakthrough for depression treatment in more than 50 years. At InVita Health and Wellness, we take pleasure in offering the latest and most advanced mental health treatment options, as well as the highest levels of quality and patient safety.
InVita in St. Louis, Missouri provides Ketamine treatments for clinical depression and various other mood disorders including anxiety, PTSD, and OCD. While proactively investigating the effectiveness of Ketamine in helping treat even more conditions, Ketamine infusions for treatment-resistant depression have been shown to repair the neural pathways in your brain at low dose quantities that have been damaged by degrading mental health or pain.
The exact mechanism that leads to Ketamine treating the symptoms of depression is still not entirely understood by research. It is hypothesized that it produces an antidepressant effect via targeting the NMDA receptors inside the brain. By connecting to those receptors, Ketamine may be able to amplify the number of glutamate neurotransmitters in the empty space between neurons.
Glutamate then interacts with the AMPA receptors. Together, these receptors bring about the discharge of multiple molecules that boost the brain’s neuroplasticity — essentially, Ketamine infusions allow the brain to reset and restore important nerve connections.