“I’m looking forward to the future, which is just something I haven’t felt in a while.”
For a long time, Steven has been watching his life pass him by as he struggled with his depression. After Ketamine treatments, Steven is actively enjoying his life and looking forward to the future. Watch Steven speak candidly about his journey, and how he sought help from our healthcare professionals to help him manage his depression. Individual results may vary.
Hi, I’m Steven. I came to the Pacific Ketamine Institute about a month ago because I had been dealing with depression for a long period of time. And I had kind of a lack of energy, or a very big lack of energy for a good period of time, and a feeling of not wanting to get out of bed. I’m sleeping a lot, avoiding social activities. So my doctor had actually referred me to the Pacific Ketamine Institute to see about getting treatment.
I’ve taken two treatments so far, and I’ve been feeling lighter in such as I’ve been going out. I’ve actually been enjoying myself going to parties and other social activities, which I normally would avoid or just back out of the last minute. I’m actually on my way to a birthday party in Palm Springs, which I’m looking forward to, which I haven’t actually looked forward to any type of social event for quite awhile now.
So it’s remarkable, I mean I feel like my brain is working better, and I feel more clear minded. I’m just looking forward to the future, which is just something that I haven’t felt like doing for awhile. Thank you very much for everything.
Treating depression is often a non-linear path. Most of our patients have been through years of trying one medication after another, and often times from doctors who don’t talk to each other.
You’ve been advised by your doctor to try an SSRI (or have tried several already) to treat your depression. It takes 6-8 weeks to see if it works. The side effects are terrible and work immediately. After a few months, you realize that you feel terrible still, and are frustrated that you wasted months with a drug that was intended to make you feel better, but it made you feel worse. Did you know that SSRIs only work 20% more than a placebo? For everyone else, they don’t work. But the side effects are debilitating.
Unlike SSRIs or SNRIs that take weeks to see if they work, most of our patients feel immediate relief from their depression the first day that they do their initial ketamine treatment. In some cases, it takes 2-3 treatments for the benefits to kick in, but in over 85% of our patients who have used IV Ketamine as their modality to treat depression, they see a major improvement in their quality of life and relief from their depression and pain.
85% success rate and it works immediately. Sounds much better than the alternative, doesn’t it?
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