Depression Specialist

MindPeace Clinics - Richmond, Arlington, & Norfolk, VA

MindPeace Clinics

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & Pain Management Specialists located in Richmond, Arlington, & Norfolk, VA

If your depression doesn’t improve with counseling and antidepressants, it may be treatment-resistant. Ketamine infusion therapy can provide hope. MindPeace Clinics have a success rate of nearly 75% for patients with depression and treatment-resistant depression. Don’t wait to get help. Call MindPeace Clinics, or book an appointment online.

How does ketamine treat depression?

Low doses of ketamine do an exceptional job improving major and treatment-resistant depression. Clinical studies show that many people experience symptom relief within a few hours of their first treatment.

Ketamine directly targets a brain chemical called glutamate and quickly boosts its levels in your brain. This differs from typical treatments, because antidepressants don’t directly affect glutamate. They first target other neurotransmitters – a process that takes weeks before depression starts to improve.

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What happens during ketamine therapy for depression?

If you struggle with depression, and you’re interested in ketamine therapy, the first step is scheduling an initial consultation. We’ll review your medical history, perform an exam, and start monitoring your mood via apps.
We administer ketamine using intravenous (IV) infusions. During your infusion, our medical team monitors your heart rate and blood pressure, while you relax in a comfortable, reclining chair.
While ketamine produces fast symptom relief, a series of treatments leads to longer-lasting results. You’ll receive a series of six infusions – one infusion every other day over two to three weeks.
You don’t have to continue struggling with depression. Call MindPeace Clinics, or book an appointment online.