Ketamine Infusion Therapy is an exciting new option for those suffering depression because it has been found to relieve depression symptoms within hours, rather than the usual weeks most antidepressants take.
Depression is a debilitating, life-changing condition that takes away your motivation and will. Because so many of the symptoms of depression are inward, it can be difficult for others to understand how depression is affecting your everyday life. Depression is not something you can just “snap out of” – it is actually the leading cause of suicide and disability across the globe.
Sometimes referred to as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, depression changes the way your mind works and can make it difficult to carry out basic day-to-day activities. Depression is a mental health condition, but should not be seen as a sign of weakness. Depression will not go away on its own, and will only get worse with time if left untreated.
Anyone of any age can develop depression, but it is most common in the teens, twenties, or thirties. Women are diagnosed with depression more often, but this may be because studies show women are more likely to seek treatment for mental health conditions than men.
Factors that may increase the risk of developing our triggering depression include the following:
IV Ketamine infusions are an innovative new treatment option offered as part of APS. Ketamine has mainly been used as an FDA-approved anesthetic, but in the last decade has gained popularity as a rapid relief from the symptoms of depression when infused into the bloodstream. Research maintains that up to 80% of patients can find relief when using Ketamine infusions as a treatment for their depression.
Treatment options like antidepressants are not always helpful, but luckily there are simple lifestyle changes you can make in your personal life that help in addition to more robust treatment programs.
Some research indicates that regular exercise may be just as effective as clinical antidepressant medication when it comes to depression symptoms. Even just thirty minutes of exercise a day can be enough to help manage your depression symptoms.
Well-balanced and healthy foods can regulate the mood swings and fatigue associated with depressive disorders.
Somewhere between seven to nine hours of sleep a night is the optimal length to avoid worsening symptoms of depression.
Stress only exacerbates the symptoms of depression and has even been known to trigger it in the first place. You should find healthy outlets to relieve frustration and stress.Depression, or major depressive disorder, is an ever-varying disease that may present itself in a number of ways. While everyone experiences depression differently, the illness generally manifests itself through persistent mood changes, as well as behavioral changes. Other symptoms may include: a general lower mood, sadness or numbness, loss of interest in hobbies and activities, a lack of motivation and energy, disruption in sleep/insomnia, weight gain, and trouble concentrating.
The most common symptoms of depression include the following:
These symptoms will typically interfere with your life; you may fall behind at work or in school. You may grow socially withdrawn from your friends and family, or have intense feelings of emotional emptiness and not understand what exactly brought them on.