Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine Therapy services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine therapy is a treatment for depression that works even when other methods fail. If you take medication and undergo therapy for depression with no success, speak to Lawrence Abah, DNP, MS, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FPA, at Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy. At offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lawrence and his team achieve excellent results with ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression. Call Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy today or book an appointment online to see if ketamine therapy is the right choice for you.

What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine therapy is a treatment for depression. It helps people with major depressive disorder when other treatments don’t work.

Ketamine has been in use as a surgical anesthetic for more than 50 years. Several decades ago, researchers discovered that ketamine could relieve depression in under 24 hours. After further testing and refining, products like intranasal ketamine became available for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy uses Spravato®, which contains esketamine. Esketamine is a refined form of ketamine that you take intranasally.

How does ketamine therapy work?

The action ketamine has on your brain isn’t fully understood yet. What’s known is that ketamine affects receptor cells in your brain. These cells stop your brain’s production of a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) called glutamate.

Glutamate is something your brain needs to function properly. People with depression tend to have low levels of glutamate in their brains. Ketamine therapy promotes increased glutamate production that improves mood.

Why would I need ketamine therapy?

You might benefit from ketamine therapy if you have treatment-resistant depression.

Depression is a widespread mood disorder (a mental health problem that severely affects your emotions). When you have depression, you feel deeply unhappy, sad, and hopeless. Little or nothing brings any joy, and life becomes an overwhelming challenge. Severe depression can cause suicidal thoughts.

Talk therapy and antidepressant medication help most people with depression, and many make a full recovery in time. But for some, depression persists even after years of treatment.

Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy specializes in using advanced treatments like ketamine therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to help patients when nothing else works.

What does having ketamine therapy involve?

Before starting ketamine therapy, you meet with your provider to make sure it’s the right treatment for you. They will discuss all the potential side effects of ketamine therapy and what you can expect from the treatment.

Ketamine therapy is an in-office procedure. Your provider delivers the spray into your nasal passages, where it’s quickly absorbed. They monitor you throughout the treatment to ensure your well-being.

Ketamine therapy can also be used with other treatments, including TMS, medication, and talk therapies.

To find out how you could benefit from ketamine, call Holistic Behavioral & TMS Therapy today or book an appointment online.