Ketamine infusion therapy offers immediate relief for those struggling with suicidal thoughts and suicidal behavior.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015:
- Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States
- Suicide was the third leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 14, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.
- There were twice as many suicides in the United States as there were homicides.
- Suicide rates in the United States have continued to rise while effective treatments are still lacking.
Clinical trials suggest that Ketamine therapy can be a useful short-term treatment of suicidal ideation. Compared to controls, patients that received Ketamine therapy noticed a greater improvement in symptoms and ideation within one day, and 60% of those receiving Ketamine no longer felt suicidal by day seven.
Signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation include: talking about suicide, withdrawal from social contact/wanting to be alone, mood swings, being preoccupied with death, dying, or violence, change of normal routine, increasing use of alcohol/drugs, risky or self-destructive behavior, giving away belongings, or personality changes.