FREEDOM Depression Treatment Center’s mission is to provide compassionate, meaningful, and advanced treatment for depression and pain. We are committed to improving the functionality and quality of life for our patients.
FREEDOM Depression Treatment Center offers ketamine treatments as simple outpatient infusion procedures. Following an intake consultation to determine the appropriateness and safety of the treatment, patients are guided each step of the way by a physician. Those who respond will typically continue with a series of Ketamine infusions. The safety and effectiveness of Ketamine has been demonstrated in multiple research studies.
Freedom Depression Treatment Center Founder and Medical Director is Aubrey Verdun, MD. Dr. Verdun is a double-board certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician. Dr. Verdun completed his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at The University of Chicago Hospital and his Pain Management Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.
Currently, Dr. Verdun works under the Wounded Warrior Pain Care Initiative at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) servicing military populations and high ranking government employees with acute and chronic pain management needs. He has extensive experience treating patients with ketamine. He has helped develop and maintain outpatient ketamine infusion protocols for patients suffering from depression and chronic pain.
Dr. Verdun believes ketamine is most effective long term when coupled with psychotherapy. Ketamine provides a great window for psychotherapy and addressing psychiatric issues. Anesthesiologists use ketamine for a multitude of medical conditions, however to Dr. Verdun the most compelling data that exists supports its use for depression.
The results following ketamine infusion treatments are amazing. I watched people go from severe catatonic depression and not eating to walking around, eating, and joking with people while in the hospital. This is truly an amazing experience to watch, visualize, and be a part of. This is why I founded Freedom Depression Treatment Center. I entered medicine to help change and influence lives. Ketamine has been the largest impact I’ve seen delivered on one’s life in such a quick time span. Truly amazing.”