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Ketamine Treatment for Depression

Unlock rapid relief from depression with our Ketamine Treatment. Experience transformative improvements in mood and mental health, thanks to our cutting-edge therapy. Fast-acting and effective, it offers a new hope for those seeking lasting wellness.

How Ketamine treatment can help for Depression

Ketamine treatment has emerged as a revolutionary approach for treating depression, especially beneficial for individuals who have not responded well to traditional treatments. It targets the brain's NMDA receptors, offering rapid relief from depressive symptoms. This quick action is a critical advantage, providing swift uplifts in mood and reductions in symptoms, often within hours to days of the initial treatment, unlike the prolonged onset associated with conventional antidepressants.

Moreover, ketamine therapy promotes neuroplasticity, encouraging the formation of new neural connections, which can lead to lasting improvements in mental health. This dual benefit of immediate symptom relief and potential for long-term wellness makes ketamine an important option in the treatment arsenal for depression, offering hope and a new path for those struggling with this challenging condition.

About Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent sadness, lack of interest in activities, and physical and emotional challenges that disrupt daily life. Symptoms include ongoing feelings of emptiness, fatigue, significant changes in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances, and difficulty concentrating.

  • Persistent Symptoms: If symptoms last more than two weeks.
  • Daily Life Impact: When depression interferes with work, social activities, or daily tasks.
  • Thoughts of Self-Harm: Immediate help is necessary if there are thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
  • Lack of Improvement: If there's no improvement despite self-help or initial treatment efforts.
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How Ketamine works

Ketamine therapy has emerged as a revolutionary treatment for depression, particularly effective for those who have not found relief through traditional antidepressants. By specifically targeting NMDA receptors in the brain, ketamine quickly alleviates depressive symptoms, often within hours or days of treatment, setting it apart from other medications that may take weeks to work. This rapid action is crucial for individuals suffering from severe depression or experiencing suicidal thoughts, providing immediate relief and a beacon of hope. Furthermore, ketamine promotes neuroplasticity, potentially leading to sustained mood improvements and cognitive benefits over time. Its success in treating treatment-resistant depression highlights ketamine's potential as a transformative option in mental health care, offering a faster and reliable path to recovery for many.

Our approach at Atlas Ketamine

At Atlas Ketamine Clinic, we are at the forefront of innovative treatments, specializing in ketamine infusion therapy. Our foundation is built on the extensive experience of our medical professionals in the healthcare sector, ensuring we offer personalized, high-quality, and compassionate care tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

Our skilled team, including expert doctors and nurse practitioners, is dedicated to administering this promising therapy to individuals struggling with treatment-resistant anxiety, focusing on achieving optimal health improvements and wellness.

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Benefits of Ketamine Therapy

Discover the transformative benefits of Ketamine Therapy for depression, offering a new hope for rapid relief and long-term wellness with minimal side effects.

Rapid Symptom Relief

Ketamine therapy offers swift alleviation of depressive symptoms, often noticeable within hours to days, providing immediate relief for those in acute distress.

Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine is particularly effective for individuals whose depression has not responded to traditional treatments, offering a new avenue for hope and recovery.

Promotes Neuroplasticity

By enhancing the brain's ability to form new neural connections, ketamine therapy contributes to long-term improvements in mood and cognitive function.

Minimal Side Effects

When administered under professional guidance, ketamine therapy has a favorable safety profile, with temporary and manageable side effects, making it a viable option for many.

Our Physicians

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Dr. Sean Ormond

Dr. Sean Ormond, a double board-certified physician, specializes in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Management. He completed his anesthesia residency at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident. Following this, Dr. Ormond pursued an interventional pain management fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, IL. He has been practicing in Phoenix, Arizona, for several years and recently established his own medical practice. 

Jung Baccam

Jung Baccam, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, brings over 13 years of acute care experience as a registered nurse. Her diverse roles and leadership positions have shaped her commitment to equity and a holistic approach to healthcare. Jung’s practice emphasizes dignified and empowering care, ensuring a multifaceted approach to functional pain medicine. 🌟

Patient Testimonials

These People Gave us a Shot:
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Listened To Me

The staff is very friendly and Dr Ormond is great he's the first Dr that actually listens to me.
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Kind, Caring, and Amazing!

This doctor is so kind, caring, and understanding. The office staff is amazing. Everyone is so sweet! I appreciate these people more than they could ever know.
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Enjoyed everything about this practice, the girls up front are on top of it, and the Dr. Is absolutely amazing! Professional and on time.

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Doctor Explained the Process!

Friendly people, and the doctor listened and took the time to explain how he wanted to proceed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ketamine Therapy for Depression?

Ketamine therapy involves administering a low dose of ketamine under medical supervision to rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression, offering a novel treatment option.

How Quickly Does Ketamine Work for Depression?

Many patients experience significant improvement in depressive symptoms within hours to days after receiving ketamine treatment, making it a fast-acting therapy option.

Is Ketamine Therapy Safe?

When administered by trained professionals in a controlled setting, ketamine therapy is considered safe, with side effects typically mild and transient.

Who is Eligible for Ketamine Treatment?

Ketamine is often recommended for individuals with treatment-resistant depression who have not responded to traditional antidepressants and psychotherapy.

How is Ketamine Administered for Depression?

Ketamine is typically administered intravenously (IV) in a clinical setting, ensuring precise dosing and monitoring by healthcare professionals.

What are the Side Effects of Ketamine Therapy?

Common side effects can include temporary dissociation, nausea, dizziness, or elevated blood pressure, usually subsiding shortly after treatment.

How Many Ketamine Sessions are Needed?

The treatment plan varies, but typically involves a series of infusions over a few weeks, adjusted based on individual response and long-term management needs.

Can Ketamine Cure Depression?

While ketamine can provide rapid and significant relief from depressive symptoms, it is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan rather than a cure.

What Makes Ketamine Different from Other Antidepressants?

Unlike traditional antidepressants that take weeks to work and may not be effective for everyone, ketamine offers rapid relief and can be effective in treatment-resistant cases.

Where Can I Receive Ketamine Therapy for Depression?

Ketamine treatments are available at specialized clinics with expertise in administering the therapy safely and effectively. It's important to choose a reputable provider experienced in ketamine treatment for depression.
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Glendale, AZ 85308
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