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Depression Treatment | KETA Medical Center

Depression

Depression services offered in Oradell, NJ and New Rochelle and Upper West Side, New York, NY

Depression affects more than 17 million adults today, with nearly one-third experiencing stubborn symptoms that don’t respond to traditional treatment. At Keta Medical Center, a compassionate team of experts, including Haviva Malina, MD, and Cheryl Malina, MD, provides ketamine therapy. This innovative, evidence-based approach addresses depression that doesn’t improve with traditional approaches like antidepressants. Ketamine starts working right away, with many people feeling better in hours, so it’s a truly transformative treatment for people who struggle with depression. Book your consultation by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler now.

Depression Q & A

Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are the most common approaches, but more than 30% of people don’t find relief with those methods. Up to one-third of patients who do get results from antidepressants later experience depression recurrence (breakthrough depression). Antidepressants can also cause problems like libido loss, weight gain, insomnia, and dry mouth. 

If your depression doesn't improve with traditional treatment, ketamine offers another path to recovery. Ketamine works on brain neurotransmitters but acts differently and works faster.

People with depression have low levels of two important neurotransmitters, glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). These neurotransmitters play a major role in mood and well-being. Ketamine quickly reverses the deficiency, repairs broken brain connections, and builds new ones.

An impressive 73% of patients who completed a full course of ketamine treatments over six months demonstrated a dramatic 60% improvement on the depression scale.

Ketamine infusions

Ketamine infusions deliver the medication directly to your bloodstream. The infusion process takes about 40-50 minutes in the office. 

Ketamine nasal spray
Spravato®, a ketamine nasal spray, is FDA-approved to target treatment-resistant depression. You administer the spray yourself under the skilled guidance of the Keta Medical Center team. Spravato works alongside your regular antidepressant.

Both types of ketamine offer rapid results, often within only hours of treatment very different from antidepressant medications that usually take weeks or months to work. Most people feel dramatically better by the third treatment.

Ketamine doesn’t cause the side effects that often happen with antidepressants. A few people experience mild nausea or, very rarely, vomiting. The team can quickly alleviate any discomfort of this type in the office. Other side effects are extremely uncommon given its dosing is lower than that used for anaesthesia. 

Ketamine is uniquely suited to treat depression effectively, and the results prove it. . Are you ready to learn more? Call Keta Medical Center or click on the online scheduler now.

Ketamine Treatment Indications

Depression