Meridian Advanced Psychiatry, MAP, can use Ketamine as part of a depression treatment program.

Moreover, Ketamine was once used as an anesthetic but is now a medication that is proving to be promising for treatment-resistant depression. Unlike traditional antidepressant medications, Ketamine treatment can rapidly reduce suicidality including life-threatening thoughts or acts. It can help very serious cases of depression that haven't improved with more traditional methods.

At MAP, we commonly administer ketamine treatment using compounded troches (tro-keys), which are wax-based lozenges absorbed transmucosally (in your mouth). This method offers a very cost-effective treatment regimen compared to the cost-prohibitive ketamine IV clinics.

Initially, we complete all treatments in the clinic to observe the patient for safe and effective treatment. If your provider determines you are an appropriate candidate, you may be allowed to continue treatment at home. In-office treatments require at least 2 hours for monitoring, and the patient will require a driver as they will be unable to operate a vehicle until the next day.

Did You Know?

  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects more than 16.1 million American adults every year
  • The rate of depression is on the rise, but most people don't seek treatment for it
  • About 1/3 of people with depression don't respond to traditional antidepressants
  • Seeking earlier treatment can prevent years of experiencing untreated depression!
  • Ketamine also has evidence for treatment of disorders beyond depression, and many patients find their anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Bipolar Depression improve with ketamine therapy.

We're Here For You.

Finding an effective solution for depression shouldn't feel like an impossible task. In cases of treatment-resistant depression where traditional antidepressant medications haven't been fully effective, or in cases of suicidality, Ketamine can be an effective solution that brings rapid relief from depression. Additionally, our mental health experts at Meridian Advanced Psychiatry can help determine if Ketamine is the right solution for you! Send us a message or call (208) 515-CARE to learn more or book an appointment.