People with “chronic” mental health illnesses combine medication with psychotherapy to make the symptoms subside early. However, there might be some treatment-resistance cases where the diagnosed person experiences severe symptoms after going through medications and psychotherapy. Research has shown that ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) is more effective than traditional therapy and antidepressants, and can be used to treat severe mental illness conditions.
How Does TMS Work for Treatment-Resistant Depression?
Finding a depression treatment that works can seem like a never-ending journey. Around 40% of men and 20% of women treat their depression with talk therapy or antidepressants, according to research published by the CDC. It is said that as much as one-third of people who seek treatment for depression find no relief with these more standard treatments, not to mention the unwanted side effects.
Anxiety is a debilitating condition that can make it difficult to function in everyday life. For some people, medications prescribed by a doctor may help lessen anxiety symptoms. However, these medications don’t work for everyone. According to scientific research, up to 40 percent of those with anxiety are resistant to traditional treatments. That’s where ketamine comes in.
Today there are many proven treatment options available to people diagnosed with depression. Deep TMS therapy, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is one of the latest and most promising treatments for depression today. TMS is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment that has proven effective in reducing symptoms of severe depression.
Living with treatment-resistant mood disorders can make the days seem long and hope for treatment futile. Despite past treatment efforts, advice from the internet, or any herbal recipes you may have stumbled upon, nothing is sticking. Maybe dieting or lifestyle changes helped for a little while, but you always seem to take one step forward, three steps back. There is hope, though: ketamine infusion therapy.