Depression

Midwest Ketafusion™

Ketamine Infusion Therapy located in Iowa City, IA

Depression can significantly impact your overall sense of health and well-being. The team at Midwest Ketafusion™ in Iowa City, Iowa, offers compassionate care and revolutionary ketamine treatments to those who have difficult-to-treat depression. Using specialized treatment plans, they seek to relieve your depression symptoms and get you on your way to feeling better. For a consultation with their team, call or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Major depression is one of the most significant mental health concerns in the United States, and is the leading mental illness diagnosed in adults. This disorder can affect how you think, feel, act, and handle normal life stressors. When you have depression, you may have extreme feelings of hopelessness and sadness that can impact how you see the people and circumstances around you.

Depression can affect your motivation, your ability to cope, and your closest relationships. Depression is often difficult to treat, and can worsen when traditional treatments like antidepressant medications and therapy don’t improve your symptoms.

The causes of depression are unique to each person, and may be brought on by life circumstances, certain health conditions, traumatic events, untreated anxiety, or an unhealthy lifestyle.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Your depression symptoms are specific to you. Your symptoms may vary in presentation and severity over time and depending on life circumstances.

Some common symptoms of depression are:

  • Chronic tiredness or lack of energy
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy toward people or normal activities
  • Persistent feelings of sadness, guilt, or hopelessness
  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Sleeplessness or sleeping often
  • Indecisiveness
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Changes in appetite

Depression can also cause physical symptoms, like gastrointestinal problems or generalized pain. With the right treatment, this condition is treatable.

How can ketamine treat depression?

The team at Midwest Ketafusion™ specializes in treatment-resistant depression (TRD) using safe, effective, low-dose ketamine and an evidence-based approach to care. Based on clinical studies, a single dose of ketamine helps relieve symptoms of depression for up to 65%-80% of patients.

Initially, your personal one-on-one consultation involves an in-depth assessment of your depression, including a health history and physical exam. The clinic’s board-certified providers seek to understand your unique symptoms and previous treatment history.

Your treatment plan typically includes a series of six, 40-minute ketamine infusions, done over two weeks. If needed, you may receive additional maintenance, or booster, infusions. For many, symptom relief is seen in as little as 1-2 infusions.

Aside from using ketamine, your team works with your primary care or mental health provider to create a multi-disciplinary approach to your depression. This may include dietary counseling, support groups, psychotherapy, and an activity plan.

For an in-depth consultation and personalized treatment plan, call or book an appointment with Midwest Ketafusion™ today.