During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to have a heightened sense of stress and anxiety.
But for those of us that are already struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or PTSD, the challenges of these uncertain times are compounded. Fortunately, a breakthrough application of an FDA-approved medicine is providing new hope for those that need it most.
Ketamine, used as an anesthetic for more than 50 years, became a subject of antidepressant research during the 1990s at the Yale School of Medicine. The outcomes of the study have been repeated numerous times, with success rates reaching 75 percent.
Ketamine has been found to be particularly effective among those with treatment resistant depression, i.e., those have been on multiple courses of antidepressants but never found relief. Ketamine therapy offers a unique opportunity to relieve symptoms and a return to normalcy.
At Nova Vita Wellness Centers, we want to make treatment for these debilitating conditions as accessible as possible. That is why we are extending our 50 percent discount previously reserved for veterans and first responders, to anyone that qualifies for treatment*.
Dr. John Kristal, chief psychiatrist at Yale Medicine and ketamine research pioneer, calls ketamine the “anti-medication” medication.
“With most medications, like valium, the anti-anxiety effect you get only lasts when it is in your system. When the valium goes away, you can get rebound anxiety. When you take ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections to regrow. It’s the reaction to ketamine, not the presence of ketamine in the body that constitutes its effects,” said Kristal.
Ketamine has the proven ability to redevelop the neural pathways in your brain that may have been damaged by debilitating mental health conditions. Moreover, for those that respond well to treatment, the effects can be felt within an hour of the first treatment. A full course of treatment lasts six infusions over a period of 2 to 3 weeks, and most patients can begin feeling significant improvement following the third infusion. While booster infusions may be provided following the 6-course treatment, it is not uncommon for patients to enjoy relief of symptoms for six months or longer.
Nova Vita is the first and only ketamine infusion center in Hidalgo County and surrounding areas. We bring decades of clinical experience and an excellent clinical reputation amongst the community. If you or a loved one is suffering from depression and/or anxiety and has questions about Ketamine treatment, we invite you to call us and schedule a free phone consultation to decide if Ketamine infusion therapy for depression is right for you. Contact: (956) 335-0250
*Special discount ends 5/15/20. Consultation required to qualify for treatment.