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Major Depression

BRYANT S EDWARDS, D.O. -  - Ketamine Infusion Clinic

ICONIC INFUSIONS, PLLC

BRYANT S EDWARDS, D.O.

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Anesthesiology located in BRIARWOOD HILLS, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

If you struggle with the symptoms of a major depressive disorder but can’t find relief with antidepressant medications, you may benefit from the ketamine infusion therapies available at Iconic Infusions, PLLC in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Board-certified anesthesiologist Bryant Edwards, DO, and his team customize a treatment plan to your needs and can combine IV ketamine, IV vitamin therapies, and more to help you manage your symptoms and improve your overall well-being. Learn more about available treatments for major depression by calling the office or requesting a consultation online today.

Major Depression Q & A

What is major depression?

A major depressive disorder is a condition that causes you to experience persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or worthlessness. While it’s normal to feel sad from time to time, people with major depression often feel overwhelmed by their sadness and are at risk for self-harm or suicidal thoughts or actions.

Many with major depression find relief from their symptoms with antidepressant medications and talk therapy. However, if you’re struggling under the weight of depressive symptoms even while taking medication, you may have what’s known as treatment-resistant depression.

 

How is treatment-resistant major depression treated?

The Iconic Infusions, PLLC team takes a multidisciplinary approach to address major depression that’s not treatable with other therapies. The team offers a therapeutic environment that focuses on your total wellness in addition to symptom control.

After a full review of your symptoms and your medical history, the team can determine which treatments are right for you. They are highly experienced in using IV infusion therapies of ketamine and vitamins to help you feel better quickly. The team also offers oxygen therapy to support your health during treatment.

Ketamine infusion therapies are effective for up to 70% of those with major depression and can treat even severe cases of treatment-resistant depression.

Ketamine is traditionally a surgical anesthetic. In depression therapy, low-dose ketamine infusions work by blocking N-Methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in your brain and triggering glutamate production, which helps your brain create new neural connections.

 

What are the benefits of ketamine therapy for major depression?

Antidepressants can take six weeks or longer to work on depressive symptoms — if they work at all. Ketamine infusion therapy can relieve symptoms of depression in just a few hours and provide long-lasting results.

Like any medication, including antidepressants, ketamine can cause side effects. It’s common to feel dizziness or experience an increase in your blood pressure during treatment. However, these issues typically go away on their own soon after treatment and don’t cause long-term health complications.

Iconic Infusions, PLLC also partners with other providers in the area to ensure you have all the resources you need to manage your major depression and enjoy a high quality of life.

To find out if you’re a candidate for ketamine therapy for major depression, call Iconic Infusions, PLLC or book an appointment online today.