I am a 56 year old women with a successful career. I suffered with treatment resistant depression. I was diagnosed with TRD in 2000. I was diagnosed with depression at age 25. I tried every antidepressant that pharmacology had available. They would work for a while and then stop. The best pharmacologist in Charleston told me ketamine would be my only hope. But it was not available. I self medicated with opiates after surgery, because they relieved my depression, and pain for the first time in my life. The surgeon assured me that OxyContin was not addictive. That began the merry-go-round with doctors, and psychiatrist, and therapists. They did their best to help me.
When I met Dr. Richard Bowen it was a gift from God. His staff is impeccable, kind and loving. If it were not for this meeting by Gods Grace, I would not be alive today. I was on the verge of insanity, and suicide, because of my lifelong battle with alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma and mental illness. Most importantly mental illness! If you or a loved one is in need you have found your home.
I am on the road to being happy, joyous, and free. This is a modern day scientific miracle. Ketamine is a miracle in my opinion, sent from God to help the suffering. My prayers are with you and your family.