Ketamine for Depression- A new and effective way to treat debilitating depression.

YES, Ketamine can help. Few things in life are more frustrating than feeling unwell and miserable, trying to get better, taking medications, going through the all the right steps, and STILL not finding relief. Ketamine infusion therapy is helping 75% of patients climb out of the depths of depression.

 

About Depression

Depression is a mental health condition defined by persistent feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in things that normally would bring a person joy. While everyone experiences temporary sadness from time to time, if these feelings continue long term and begin to affect aspects of your daily life, you may have clinical depression.

Major Depression is also known as Major depressive disorder (MDD). When a person is diagnosed with depression, their doctor is usually referring to MDD. People with MDD have had symptoms of sadness, low mood and disinterest consistently for two weeks or more. They may also exhibit low self-esteem or pain that doesn’t have a clear cause.

Persistent Depressive Disorder is characterized by low mood that is constant and long term, but not as severe as major depression.

Bipolar disorder used to be called Manic-depressive disorder or Manic-Depression. It is characterized by mood swings from extreme sadness (depression) to emotional highs (mania). These dramatic fluctuations in mood can happen suddenly or come on gradually and often interfere with a person’s ability to function in his or her work and personal life.

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) occurs when a woman experiences symptoms of depression, irritability and stress just before her period. While these can be common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), PMDD is much more severe.

Peripartum or postpartum depression (PPD) occurs just after childbirth when a woman experiences debilitating symptoms of depression, low energy, anxiety, irritability, crying spells and/or changes in sleeping and eating patterns. Many women do experience some symptoms of hormonal upheaval after giving birth, but PPD is suspected when these symptoms are severe and last longer than two weeks.

Atypical depression is also called depression with atypical symptoms. These symptoms may include increased appetite, weight gain, sleepiness, or a feeling of heaviness in the arms and legs. People with atypical depression may feel rejected, be easily offended, and at times feel that life isn’t worth living. Their mood may also fluctuate easily in response to their environment.

 

 

Facts about depression

One out of 18 Americans reports having experienced depression within the past 12 months.
- You cannot “snap out” of depression.
- 30% to 40% of depression sufferers do not get better with typical antidepressant medications alone.
- Depression increases a person’s risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and suicide.
- Men tend to experience depression less as overwhelming sadness and more as debilitating fatigue or persistent low energy.
- A person’s inherited genes, brain chemistry, hormones, lifestyle and circumstances can all contribute to depression.