EXCELLENCE & DEDICATION
Individuals from all walks of life can, at some point, benefit from psychiatric services. Whether you are dealing with life-long depression, Adult ADHD, situational anxiety, or recent substance abuse issues, our goal at Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry is symptom remission.We want to get you the help you need in order to get better, and get you on your way.
Every individual is different, and with that in mind Dr. Ditzell spends time getting to know his patients -their struggles, their goals, their preferences, and their expectations. He tailors a treatment plan specific to each individual patient – he treats his patient, not merely the symptom.
At Dr. Ditzell Psychiatry you can expect personal care and attention from our small team, who are available for around-the-clock care.
- Ketamine for Depression
- Medical Marijuana
- Psychiatric Consultations
- Life Optimization
- Individual and
- Buprenorphine for
- Fit for Duty
- Nutrition Coaching
- Legal Case Review
- House Calls
- Private Practice Consulting
What is Ketamine
Ketamine is a schedule 3 dissociative anesthetic, which has shown promising antidepressant effects that are both rapid and robust. It has been safely used for years as the ideal anesthetic in hospital and medical settings, as it works without suppressing the respiratory function. At lower doses it can cause altered perception of sight and sound, pain relief, and dissociative states, similar to an out of body experience. When used under medical supervision, studies have shown ketamine infusions to have significant effects in healing treatment-resistant depression.
How Ketamine is different from antidepressant medications
Standard antidepressant medications (SSRIs and SNRIs) focus on modulating the effects of serotonin and norepinephrine. These medications have shown benefits for some people struggling with depression, unfortunately many individuals do not experience enough relief with this mode of treatment.
Research suggests that depression can be attributed to losing certain neurons due to prolonged exposure to stress. Ketamine for depression focuses on activating certain neurotransmitter receptors and pathways which causes these neurons to re-grow.
Ketamine has a much more rapid effect (within hours) than typical antidepressant medications, which can take weeks or longer to see any effects. Side effects of Ketamine infusion therapy are far fewer and less severe than those typically experienced with antidepressant medications.
Read more about Ketamine for depression.