Suicidal Ideation Treatment

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

A Promising New Suicidal ideation Treatment in Franklin, TN

"Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the US"

Ketamine treatment is an extremely efficient suicidal ideation therapy for individuals having a problem with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and various other mood conditions. Many patients experiencing these disorders have reoccurring, invasive suicidal thoughts about self-harm that can in some cases, tragically, result in committing suicide.

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Suicidal notions can be minimized and oftentimes eradicated with Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Ketamine therapy is the only intervention efficient in getting rid of suicidal thinking separately from other depression signs and symptoms.

Although depression might return several months or many years after a primary series of infusions, suicidality typically does not. Furthermore, thoughts and feelings of self-injury are often the first to disappear, with depression systems often following soon shortly after.

What Are The Symptoms of Suicidality?

The majority of people who have to deal with suicidal ideations do show indicators that they’re planning to commit suicide. The best way to stop this from happening, it is important to take any warning signs seriously that a loved one or family member is considering death by suicide. The most common warning symptoms and signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors include:

Behavioral Symptoms:

  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Talking about death, dying
  • Using phrases such as “when I’m gone…” or “I’m going to kill myself”
  • Getting affairs in order
  • Saying goodbye to loved ones
  • Obtaining items needed for a suicide attempt
  • Decreased social contact
  • Increasing drug and alcohol usage
  • Withdrawing from once-pleasurable activities
  • Increased risky behaviors

Physical Symptoms:

  • Scars or injuries from past suicide attempts
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Chronic and/or terminal illness

Cognitive Symptoms:

  • Preoccupation with death and dying
  • A belief that dying by suicide is the only way to end emotional pain

Psychosocial Symptoms:

  • Feeling helpless; trapped by emotional pain
  • Psychosis
  • Self-loathing
  • Hopelessness
  • Paranoia
  • Intense emotional pain
  • Feeling hopeless about a situation
  • Mood swings
  • Sudden changes in personality
  • Severe anxiety and agitation

How Does Ketamine Help With Suicidal Ideation?

Scientists believe that ketamine infusions help suicidal ideation symptoms by rapidly boosting the activity of glutamate, a neurotransmitter inside the brain’s frontal cortex, while also allowing new pathways to form in the same area.

The rapid onset of ketamine’s anti-anxiety effect occurs because ketamine bypasses the conventional serotonin path, switching on glutamate instead.

This is remarkably different from conventional suicidal ideation treatments, which initially boost serotonin activity levels in several different areas of the brain to then ultimately affect glutamate. This process can take weeks or even months, while ketamine infusions can provide rapid relief from suicidal ideation symptoms.

The Ketamine Infusion Experience

During treatment, we go above and beyond to make sure all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible in their own private rooms. Infusions typically last 45-60 minutes for mood disorders, while chronic pain conditions require a larger dose and longer duration of infusion.

A number of our patients refer to a “dissociative” effect, and most of our patients respond positively to this sensation. In many cases, this disassociation effect is what aids with your treatment and delivers a positive response to ketamine therapy.

These are all ordinary components of the treatment. You will always remain in a safe atmosphere with our team there to monitor you and be readily available during your infusion.

What Are The Side Effects of Ketamine Treatment?

As a new treatment option for suicidal ideation, ketamine does have a few minor side effects. These can include a dream-like feeling, disrupted vision, lightheadedness, nausea, or some slight anxious feelings during treatment.  Ketamine may also cause a slight elevation in heart rate and blood pressure.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication utilized in “off-label” use for infusion therapy. Off-label use indicates that it is a treatment that the FDA did not initially authorize. The FDA approves prescription medications only for specific uses, but most medications at some point develop off-label uses as a result of the clinical experience that develops with time.


Can Ketamine Help You Heal?

Have you tried and exhausted other suicidal ideation treatments and medications only to be left with those obsessive thoughts? Are you ready to start living life on your terms again? 

If you or someone you may know is dealing with suicidal ideation, contact Mindful Infusions of Tennessee today to learn more about ketamine infusions for fast-acting suicidal ideation treatment in Franklin, TN.

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