Mental health conditions like anxiety disorders or major depression can be complex to treat and difficult to live with. If you’re struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety and haven’t found sufficient relief with other forms of treatment, you should know more about the mental health benefits of intravenous (IV) ketamine therapy.
Board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Bryant S. Edwards and the team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC, of Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina, understand the difficulty of getting through life while burdened with mental health symptoms. Talk to Dr. Edwards about how IV ketamine therapy could help.
Here are some of the main benefits of this treatment for mental health conditions like social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or major depression.
1. Retrain your brain
Ketamine, historically used as a surgical anesthetic, has been shown in studies to have potentially beneficial effects on mental health issues. In safe, low doses, therapeutic ketamine blocks receptors. It helps to open new pathways in your brain, allowing you to escape the circular mental traps that keep you depressed or overly activated in your fight-or-flight response.
After a series of ketamine treatments, many people living with treatment-resistant depression or difficulty managing anxiety disorders find substantial, or even total, relief. Up to 70% of patients with significant depression find effective relief with ketamine infusion therapy.
2. Bypass your digestion
When you use IV administration, your cocktail enters your bloodstream directly. IV treatment is more rapidly effective than oral medications that have to work through your digestive system. You can also be assured of more complete uptake with IV therapy versus oral options.
At Iconic Infusions, we offer various vitamin and nutrient cocktail options that you can use independently or combined with ketamine infusion therapy. With our IV treatment support, you can fully care for your body and your mind to find real healing.
3. Avoid antidepressants
Antidepressant medications or other medication management options aren’t for everybody. You may want to avoid potential side effects or have other health-related reasons for choosing different strategies to manage your anxiety or significant depression besides antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications. And it can take six weeks or more to determine if medications are effective for you.
IV ketamine infusion therapy gives you access to a strategy for mental health healing that shows effects, if any, immediately. You can experience mild side effects immediately after treatment, but those should resolve rapidly on their own.
You should plan on getting a ride home after your treatment sessions, and Dr. Edwards monitors your treatment carefully for any allergic reactions or other complications.
4. Reclaim your quality of life
The symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety and depression make daily life difficult — more difficult than needed. You might find yourself coping with substance abuse, social isolation, or chronic pain due to your mental health disorder.
You don’t need to keep struggling with your symptoms alone. Reach out to Dr. Edwards and learn more about how IV therapy could address your anxiety and depression. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone or book online today.