For individuals in Northeast Ohio, grappling with pain and treatment-resistant depression, Ascend Health Center offers a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to healing. Recognizing that each patient’s journey is unique, Ascend Health Center combines innovative therapies such as Ketamine Infusion Therapy, Spravato™, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Comprehensive Psychiatry, and Counseling to provide personalized and effective solutions for individuals battling treatment-resistant depression.
Understanding Treatment-Resistant Depression:
Treatment-resistant depression is a condition in which traditional forms of treatment, such as antidepressant medications and psychotherapy, have not provided adequate relief for the individual. It can be a challenging and disheartening experience, leaving individuals feeling helpless and exhausted. However, Ascend Health Center believes that alternative approaches and a tailored treatment plan can make a significant difference in achieving remission and reclaiming a fulfilling life.
Ketamine Infusion Therapy:
Ascend Health Center utilizes Ketamine Infusion Therapy, a groundbreaking treatment that has shown remarkable efficacy in treating treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine works by targeting specific neurotransmitters in the brain, promoting neuroplasticity and reducing symptoms of depression. Under the supervision of experienced professionals, patients receive intravenous infusions of ketamine in a controlled and comfortable environment. Many individuals experience rapid relief and a significant improvement in their mood and overall well-being.
Another cutting-edge treatment offered by Ascend Health Center is Spravato™ (esketamine) nasal spray. Approved by the FDA for treatment-resistant depression, Spravato™ targets the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, aiming to rebalance brain chemistry and alleviate depressive symptoms. Administered under medical supervision, this innovative therapy has shown promising results in helping patients find relief when other treatments have fallen short.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS):
Ascend Health Center incorporates Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate specific areas of the brain associated with depression. TMS is an effective alternative for those who have not responded to traditional treatments or prefer a medication-free approach. With TMS, patients can experience improved mood, increased energy, and a renewed sense of well-being.
Comprehensive Psychiatry and Counseling:
Ascend Health Center understands the importance of addressing the underlying psychological factors contributing to treatment-resistant depression. Through comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and counseling services, patients receive personalized support and guidance. A team of skilled psychiatrists and therapists work collaboratively to create tailored treatment plans, empowering individuals to gain insight, develop coping strategies, and cultivate resilience.
The Power of an Integrated Approach:
Ascend Health Center’s integrated approach acknowledges the complexity of debilitating emotional and physical pain and the need for individualized care. By combining multiple modalities, they can provide patients with a comprehensive toolkit to combat these challenges. This holistic approach addresses the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the condition, promoting healing on multiple levels and maximizing the chances of long-term remission.