Although ibogaine is best known for treating addiction to drugs and alcohol, many people also use it for other healing purposes, including issues of co-morbidity, or drug addiction coupled with mental health concerns. Ibogaine for depression, in particular, as well as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a very popular and increasingly more common option. This is because of ibogaine’s ability to “reset” the brain and target cyclic behaviors and thinking.
It’s no surprise that many people are looking for alternatives when it comes to treating depression. As of 2012, the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that 16 million adults in the United States alone experienced one or more major depressive episodes annually. That means at least 6.9 percent of our population suffers from depression—and that doesn’t account for those who don’t report their depression. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have said that about 1 in 13 Americans suffer from depression, but only around 35 percent of those with severe depression and 20 percent of those with moderate depression seek help. Worldwide, the numbers are similarly distressing; according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people around the world suffer from depression.
Unfortunately, much of the typical medical approach to treating depression is only partially effective. Many medications used to treat depression cause patients to be saddled with major side effects, sometimes for life. For all of these reasons, many people coping with depression are searching for more information and alternative solutions.
If you’ve done any research about the subject, you already know that ibogaine therapy, including ibogaine treatment for depression, works at a psychological level. People suffering from depression and anxiety often feel “stuck” in thought patterns they can’t escape. This goes far beyond healthy self-reflection, and becomes destructive and emotionally crippling. Ibogaine allows for a safe, comfortable period of intensive and insightful reflection along with a physical “reset” in the brain, which together can help break this debilitating thought cycle.
Many times depression, anxiety, and of course PTSD are rooted in a past traumatic experience. The brain has created memories of the event, but the memories themselves are abnormal; normal memories appear to be “coded” and filed into the brain utilizing the hippocampus, whereas memories that occur while a person is undergoing much greater than average stress, are gated into long-term memory via the amygdala, which appears to produce synaptic changes in memory processing; causing patients to re-experience the trauma repeatedly. Ibogaine treatment administered utilizing a depression dosages protocol allow patients to calmly and safely go back, and to process the trauma without fear. A heightened state of awareness comes with this journey, which enables patients to be receptive to healing, and to serenely deal with their past. It is the traumatic event which is at the root of the depression or anxiety; ibogaine is a tool for getting to those roots, and providing patients with a perspective shift, allowing processing and integration of these disturbing memories.
Ibogaine and Depression
Ibogaine seems to help many patients with depression and other mood disorders for several reasons. First, ibogaine resets key neurotransmitters, restoring balance and causing neurological changes in the brain. Ibogaine also helps promote healthy levels of dopamine in patients, and dopamine is essential to depression management.
Finally, just as important as these more physical changes caused by ibogaine are the mental and emotional changes it causes. The once-in-a-lifetime journey of introspection at the deepest level that ibogaine depression treatment prompts allows for a radical paradigm shift for patients ready to shift their lives into new directions. A key strength of ibogaine for depression is its ability to reveal hidden traumas and memories, allowing patients to process them once and for all.
Ibogaine treatment for depression doesn’t come with a one-size-fits-all list of results. Like anything else, individuals will experience the process differently, and there are no guarantees. However, ibogaine for depression is unlike any other treatment. It can treat physical, mental, and emotional symptoms all at once. Some call ibogaine treatment for depression “10 years of therapy in 24 hours,” because of how much positive change a single session can put into motion.
Contact us today to learn about resetting your life and getting ibogaine depression treatment in order to move forward in a new direction.