A Treatment For Suicidal Suicide Essay

1611 Words May 6th, 2016 7 Pages
Lucy has lived a life of depression, constantly feeling alone, upset or worthless. Living with alcoholic parents drove her to become an alcoholic as well. Week after week she would come home to find her parents arguing about her. She found everything to be her fault, and she regretted being alive. Lucy was affected by depression. For example, she attempted to commit suicide multiple times in an effort to make her parents lives easier. Eventually after a while she began drinking uncontrollably and becoming a monster like her parents. Once she realized she was becoming the person she vowed never to become, she set off to get help. Ketamine was her answer. Ketamine is being used as a treatment for suicidal contemplation, depression, and alcoholism in Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) or Major Depressive Disorders (MDD).
Ketamine, a common antidepressant, is used for suicidal ideation with physical and psychological effects as well as lasting side effects. “TRD affects more than 1% of individuals in the United States” (Serafini). “It typically refers to an inadequate response to at least one antidepressant trial of adequate doses and duration” (“Diagnosis”). Patients dealing with TRD can get an infusion of Intravenous Ketamine (IV). A single dose can produce rapid-acting effects on suicidality as well as continuous improvements due to repeated infusions (Price. “Effects of Intravenous”). Regular antidepressants and conventional therapies are effective towards reducing…

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