A Revolutionary Suicidal Ideation Treatment
Ketamine infusion therapy is a highly effective suicidal ideation treatment option for patients struggling with mental health issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Many patients suffering from these conditions have recurring suicidal thoughts and struggle with intrusive thoughts about self-harm or, tragically, lead to suicide. Suicidal thoughts can be reduced and often eliminated with ketamine therapy. Ketamine treatment is the only intervention that can actually eliminate suicidal thinking independently of other symptoms.
Understanding Suicidal Thinking
Suicidal thoughts can take over a person’s life. Fortunately, the majority of people preoccupied with suicidal thoughts do not end up following through on their plans, however, even one suicide is one too many. In the United States, there are 144 suicides completed every single day. Those who don’t take action on these thoughts are still deeply distrubed by them and the individual experiencing them can fixate on different ways they might kill themselves. Many people with suicidal thoughts are suffering from depression or other mood disorders so the recurring thoughts are often accompanied by symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, impaired concentration, and extreme guilt.
In many cases, this type of thinking is linked to an overwhelming situation that the individual feels they cannot cope with and the future looks hopelessly bleak. This can range from financial problems to relationship issues. Some people are at a higher risk of suicide than others; anyone diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder may experience suicidal thinking more frequently than others. Often, the thoughts don’t go away even if the situation disturbing them improves.
Treatment Options for Suicidal Thoughts
Mental health problems that trigger suicidal thoughts, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, can be treated with antidepressant medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, and lifestyle changes. Talk therapy for suicidal thoughts can be valuable for those who need support dealing with an overwhelming situation. Common methods of treatment for suicidal thoughts include:
- Antidepressants, including SSRIs and MAOIs
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Group therapy
- Healthy lifestyle changes
Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts
Ketamine therapy has been proven to be a very effective suicidal treatment. Results of a 2015 study conducted by the British Medical Association and published in the Psychological Medicine journal reveals ketamine treatments are a safe and effective intervention for patients suffering from suicidal ideation and for those at risk for suicidal behavior.
We offer low-dose Ketamine Infusion Therapy at our practice for patients suffering from mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, pots-traumatic stress, and others that increase the risk of suicidal behavior.
Get Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts Today
If you or a loved one has suicidal thoughts or has been diagnosed with a mood disorder, Ketamine Infusion Therapy can help to reduce intrusive suicidal thoughts and feelings of self harm. Contact Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles today to learn more about the benefits of ketamine treatment for suicidal ideation and mood disorders.