Intravenous Ketamine

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Intravenous Ketamine

Board Certified Psychiatrists located in Sacramento, CA

What is Intravenous Ketamine?

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in United States. Also, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Intravenous Ketamine is used to treat depression and suicidality.

How does Ketamine work?

Ketamine is a NMDA receptor antagonist and several studies have shown that it can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression and suicidality. Intravenous Ketamine works effectively for depression and/or suicidal thoughts and it can alleviate the symptoms in 1-3 infusions. The bioavailability of intravenous Ketamine is 100 percent which means that 100 percent of the given dose is absorbed in the blood stream of the person, hence, rapid resolution of the symptoms.


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