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Depression Therapy in Orange County, CA

How is depression treated?

Medical professionals treat depression using many approaches each cutomized to the form and type of depression .  Traditional technques include psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, antidepressant medications, and electroconvulsive therapy.   Newer approaches involve deep brain stimulation and ketamine depression therapy. 

Ketamine depression  therapy is best used after traditional depression treatment techniques have not helped.  Unlike antidepressant medications, which can take weeks to show results,  ketamine deression  therapy has the advantage of showing positive results in many individuals as soon as the first treatment.

Ketamine depression therapy may be given by injectable, or nasal spray forms under strict medical supervision.  Ketamine nasal spray may have more side effects than the intraveous injection, as the drug may be absorbed into the blood stream at different rates in different people, thus causing the "Goldilocks Effect" with some people getting too much too fast and having severe side effects, some people do fine with just the right amount, and  some people get too slow absorption and not as much benefit.  These issues with the nasal spary are still being evaluated.  The  eskatamine nasal spray is typically more expensive than intravenous ketamine. 

Dr. Scott has over 20 years experience in using ketamine for patients.  Our office is easy to get to, and is centrally located in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, California.  We are on the first floor, so no standing in elavators with coughing people.  Our depression therapy rooms are comfortable and private.  Parking is free and just steps from our door. So why wait? Call us today at 949 759-6677 to take the next step in getting  back to yourself. 

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Ketamine depression therapy is a fast way to get relief of depressive symptoms that other techniques not been able to help.   Ketamine is a medication that has been used for decades in the United States.  New ketamine analogs in a nasal spray form  have been FDA approved for depression therapy, but are more expensive than the injectable form and may have more side effects due to variations in absorption. 

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