For individuals with treatment-resistant major depression and other serious mood disorders, effective treatment options are few and far between. For many, mood disorders like clinical depression do not respond to traditional treatments, like medications or talk therapy. Individuals with non-responsive mental health disorders such as these are at risk for hospitalization and a degraded quality of life. But there is hope in the form of new depression treatments that can be done safely on an outpatient basis. One of these, therapeutic IV infusions for depression, is offered at the Delray Center, as part of our comprehensive depression treatment program.
Ketamine is a well-tolerated anesthetic that has been widely used in medicine since the 1960s. In a recent breakthrough, it was discovered that when ketamine is administered at sub-anesthetic levels, it has a powerful antidepressant effect. In one infusion, ketamine can reduce or even remove the symptoms of depression that months of conventional medications could not. It is believed that a Ketamine infusion clears excess build-up of neurotransmitters in the brain that prevent normal brain function and contribute to depression. The result of IV infusions for depression is a significant mood uplift after just one session. Done as part of a multi-infusion treatment protocol, the result is the long-term reduction or remission of major depressive disorder symptoms.
Raul J. Rodriguez, MD is a pioneer in the field of therapeutic IV infusions for depression using ketamine. For over five years, Dr. Rodriguez has administered hundreds of intravenous ketamine infusions, with a successful rate of depression remission of over ninety percent. Dr. Rodriguez is the creator of the Rodriguez Method of Ketamine Infusions (RMOKI), his own proprietary form of therapeutic IV infusion for the most severe cases of major depression. RMOKI is a dual intravenous and subcutaneous infusion. Patients receive a direct IV infusion, coupled with a subcutaneous infusion, of ketamine. The dual infusion has a strong synergistic effect, with both the immediate improvement of the IV infusion, as well the longer lasting antidepressant effect of the subcutaneous infusion. A single RMOKI infusion can relieve severe depressive symptoms for weeks or even months.
All prospective ketamine infusion patients at the Delray Center meet with a medical doctor for a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation before beginning treatment. A trained psychiatrist specializing in depression treatment will review you symptoms and history, and determine if ketamine infusion therapy is right for you. If you are a good candidate, our ketamine infusion clinic, the Delray Center for Integrative Medicine, is conveniently located close to the Delray Center’s psychiatric and clinical offices in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. To start the assessment process, contact us today and someone from our staff will schedule you for your initial evaluation.
The Delray Center For Healing offers IV Infusions for Depression as one of the most comprehensive outpatient depression treatment programs in the country.
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