Experiencing mood swings after giving birth is fairly common. In severe cases, some women may experience postpartum depression, which can be more difficult to deal with. Treating this condition with Ketamine Therapy can offer effective, long-term results. At Captivate, we provide these infusion treatments in the comfort of our relaxing NY offices.
What Causes Postpartum Depression?
The cause of postpartum depression is not currently known and it’s likely that the condition does not have a single cause. Women struggling with this issue often believe that they have somehow caused it, however there is no evidence to suggest this. Research indicates that after childbirth, the levels of hormones (estrogen and progesterone) in a woman’s body quickly drop. This leads to chemical changes in her brain that may trigger this condition.
How Do We Address Postpartum Depression?
Ketamine Therapy is an effective option for treating depressive episodes, such as those caused by postpartum depression. This drug works via a process called synaptogenesis, which involves the release of molecules in your brain that create new communication pathways between neurons.
A 2019 study conducted by The National Institute of Health involved providing Ketamine Therapy to 654 women after delivery. The study showed that symptoms of depression were significantly lowered after Ketamine administration.
What to Expect From Treatment
A Ketamine Therapy session involves the administration of the drug via a small IV catheter. Treatments typically take 40-50 minutes and the effects of Ketamine can become apparent within 15 minutes of administration. This procedure is performed in the comfort of one of our offices. Once the infusion is complete, you will remain in our clinic for approximately 30 more minutes before you are released home with a friend or relative.
Find Help for Postpartum Depression in Skaneateles and Syracuse, NY
We provide postpartum depression treatments in the form of Ketamine Therapy. This treatment can provide effective relief and help you find peace of mind. To learn more, get in touch with one of our offices here in New York by clicking the button below or giving us a call at (315) 277-2602 for Syracuse or Skaneateles.