Aspen Ketamine Center
Ketamine Versus Antidepressants
Ketamine IV infusion therapy has been safely administered in hospitals for over 50 years and recently has been used off-label to successfully treat depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. Intravenous infusions of ketamine for severe depression offer you the opportunity to take your life back. We understand how hard finding the right anti-depression medication can be for those suffering from depression. The effectiveness of traditional depression medications varies from person to person and what works for one person may not work for another. Often these anti-depression medications can take weeks or months to take effect. This is why intravenous infusions of ketamine for depression is a highly encouraging practice. People that receive ketamine infusions often feel better within a few hours up to a few days. Ketamine treatments are effective in more than 80% of cases! “The excitement over ketamine among depression researchers and clinicians is clear. They point out that ketamine is the first drug with a new mechanism to treat depression in more than half a century.”
Ketamine is revolutionizing antidepressant research.
"I tried talk therapy for several years, which helped to alleviate my anxiety and depression--but only to a certain extent. Ketamine therapy has been truly transformative. I gained deep insights after only one session and have continued to feel clearer, calmer, and more positive with each infusion. Additionally, both Noemi and Jill have been wonderful to work with. I have felt safe and well cared for throughout my sessions." -A.M., Aspen Colorado
Ketamine Therapy offers an opportunity to take your life back
Do you suffer from treatment-resistant depression?
Are you living with anxiety and depression and find the symptoms even more intense as you try and manage today’s world?
Are you taking medication with side effects that are affecting your quality of life or leaving you feeling numb?
“I was familiar with this new form of treatment and I was very curious to learn more. Both Jill and Noemi were very knowledgeable and comforting to walk me the entire way through the series. Noemi has a gift in customizing the treatments. Along with her gifted approach supporting you through this incredible journey! Jill is equally professional and so intuitive that the combined duo was extremely unique. I definitely had revelations that I have not been able to extrapolate in the past. The treatments were like peeling off the “heavy layers” that finally gave me insight to my reasons where my journey has taken me. I have nothing but the highest praise to this program.”
J.C. Ketamine Patient Review, Aspen, Colorado
About Ketamine Treatment for Depression
IV Ketamine is highly effective against treatment-resistant depression. Only 30% of people who suffer from depression and anxiety are treatment resistant. If you have tried anti-depressants with little to no improvement ketamine infusion therapy may be right for you. Most anti-depressants are SSRIs. Ketamine has unique properties that allow it to work differently than SSRIs. Used in low dose infusions, it’s proven to have excellent results for people suffering from treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine is being called the “miracle drug” because it is the first major antidepressant breakthrough in three decades. Research over the past 30 years has shown its effectiveness in the management and treatment of depression, anxiety, and chronic pain.
Ketamine therapy feels like hitting the reset button on the brain. Download our comprehensive guide to ketamine therapy to learn more about how ketamine works, ketamine dosing, the ketamine experience, ketamine assisted psychotherapy, the ketamine treatment process, to learn how long the benefits of ketamine last and more!
After a Ketamine Infusion Treatment you can expect to experience:
A sense of freedom and the feeling of taking your life back
Better concentration and clarity
Increased motivation for activities and exercise
Greater ease in social situations
“I'm feeling great. I haven't had any anxiety since my first Ketamine infusion. I was able to make some interesting self-realizations. I'm looking forward to my next infusion session. ”
N.P. Ketamine Patient Review, Aspen, Colorado
What to Expect In Your First Session
In your free 30-minute consultation, our nurse anesthesiologist will determine the safety and effectiveness of Ketamine Therapy for you. Once approved for ketamine treatment, an individualized treatment plan will be created for you. Ketamine infusion therapy does require a prescription from your psychiatrist or regular provider. We can help guide you in this process.
In your first infusion session, we’ll discuss the process, review your paperwork, and determine if the treatment is safe and appropriate for you.
Once we begin your infusion our nurse anesthesiologist will be present with you throughout your session to monitor your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.
We will follow up with you the next day to see how the therapy helped and formulate a plan for your next session.
We recommend you follow up each treatment with your therapist or you can meet with one of our trained Ketamine Psychotherapists. Journalling and mediation are also highly encouraged after your infusions to help integrate the experience and set better habits for future reference and practice.
“The Covid19 pandemic has caused significantly more stress in my life and made my depression spiral out of control. Ketamine Infusion Therapy helped me regain mental balance. I feel so much more at ease and lighter in my disposition.”
C.K. Ketamine Patient Review, Snowmass, Colorado
Ketamine for depression treatment may be right for you or a loved one if:
If you need fast depression relief
If you are suicidal or incapable of daily activities
If you have been suffering from the symptoms of depression and anxiety
If you are experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression
If you are experiencing symptoms of bipolar depression
If your current depression medication has stopped helping
To learn more and find out if Ketamine therapy is right for you, book a free consultation with one of our Nurse Anesthesiologists at 970-429-8350 or learn more about ketamine for depression treatment.
“Noemi is such a sweet person to work with. She is kind, compassionate and cares a lot about her work. I would definitely trust her with any Ketamine Infusion Therapy needs. Her clinic looks beautiful, clean and safe.”
J.C. Aspen Ketamine Center Review