Ketamine therapy has become an increasingly popular treatment option for individuals struggling with treatment-resistant depression and other mental health conditions. The therapy has been shown to have transformative effects, often providing relief for individuals who have been unsuccessful with traditional treatments. In this blog post, we will explore the transformative effects of ketamine therapy and how Dr. Jeff Ditzell can help patients achieve lasting transformation.
What is Ketamine Therapy?
Ketamine therapy involves the administration of a low dose of ketamine via an IV infusion. Ketamine is an anesthetic that has been used in the medical field for decades. In recent years, research has shown that ketamine can have antidepressant effects. In 2019, the FDA approved ketamine for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression.
Transformative Effects of Ketamine Therapy
Ketamine therapy has been shown to have transformative effects on individuals struggling with depression and other mental health conditions. Some of the transformative effects of ketamine therapy include improvement in depressive symptoms, reduction in suicidal thoughts and ideation, and enhancement of overall mood and well-being.
Real-life examples of patients who have experienced lasting transformation through ketamine therapy include:
“I have been seeing Dr. D for just over a year now and he has been a positive influence in my life. I often apply his useful guidance and even find myself sharing his advice with family and friends. Dr. D has truly helped me understand myself better, grow my confidence, improve my relationships, and gain a better perspective on my life. Highly highly recommended.” – Testimonial from a patient
“Outstanding doctor. At first meeting, Dr. D immediately set me at ease. He is perceptive, incredibly knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. Of all the (way too many) psychs I’ve had, he is the only one who has taken the time to know me and give a truly comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. The office has a lovely atmosphere, never a wait, never felt rushed. He promptly responds to emails/calls. I can’t say enough. I highly recommend him.” – Testimonial from a patient
Potential Side Effects and Risks
As with any medical treatment, ketamine therapy does come with potential side effects and risks. Some of the potential side effects of ketamine therapy include nausea, dizziness, and increased blood pressure. However, the risks associated with ketamine therapy are generally considered to be low, especially when the therapy is administered by a qualified medical professional.
How Dr. Jeff Ditzell Can Help
As a psychiatrist with extensive experience in ketamine therapy, Dr. Jeff Ditzell can help patients achieve lasting transformation. Dr. Ditzell takes a personalized approach to patient care, working with each patient to develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. His patients have experienced transformative effects through ketamine therapy, including relief from depression and a sense of renewed hope and purpose.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is ketamine therapy safe?
Ketamine therapy is generally considered safe when administered by a qualified medical professional. The risks associated with ketamine therapy are generally low, and the therapy has been shown to have transformative effects on individuals struggling with treatment-resistant depression and other mental health conditions.
- How many treatments are typically required for ketamine therapy to be effective?
The number of treatments required for ketamine therapy to be effective can vary from person to person. Some individuals experience relief from depression after just one or two treatments, while others require more treatments. Dr. Jeff Ditzell works with each patient to develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, which may include a series of ketamine therapy sessions.
- What should I expect during a ketamine therapy session?
During a ketamine therapy session, a low dose of ketamine will be administered via an IV infusion. Patients are typically monitored closely during the session, and the effects of the therapy can last for several hours. Some patients may experience mild side effects, such as nausea or dizziness, but these typically subside after the therapy session is complete. Dr. Jeff Ditzell can provide more detailed information on what to expect during a ketamine therapy session and answer any questions you may have.
If you are struggling with treatment-resistant depression or other mental health conditions, ketamine therapy may be a viable treatment option. Dr. Jeff Ditzell can help you achieve lasting transformation through personalized and compassionate care. Book your appointment.
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Dr. Jeff Ditzell, D.O. is the lead psychiatrist at Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry with over 25 years experience treating people for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Adult ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, using ketamine treatments, psychotherapy, and so much more.
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