What is Depression Disorder?
Depression is an all-too-common affliction among people around the world. Chances are, you know someone who has suffered from depression, as the World Health Organization reports that this mental illness affects 5% of adults globally. This affliction is more than just feeling sad or depressed sometimes; it is defined by depressive episodes which can last from a few hours to a few weeks. These episodes can be debilitating, causing the depressed person to feel irritable and empty and lose motivation and enjoyment in previously enjoyable activities. Fortunately, there are treatments available, and ketamine therapy has been proven highly effective in combating this illness.
Symptoms of depression vary depending on the person and the severity of the case. The most common symptoms during a depressive episode are feelings of sadness and irritation and loss of motivation and interest in activities. Other symptoms include poor concentration, excessive feelings of guilt or hopelessness, low self-worth, suicidal thoughts, changes in appetite, and trouble sleeping.
If you or someone you know is suffering from depression and you think ketamine treatment sounds like a viable option, don’t hesitate to contact Mobile Psych for an evaluation. We’ll help you get started on your journey to better mental health today.
Ketamine is a natural antidepressant that works by increasing serotonin levels to improve mood. When the brain is bombarded with negative thoughts, it rewires itself to support the continuation of the thought process. This can lead to a vicious cycle. Ketamine therapy targets these negative connections and encourages healthy brain connections. Patients reported experiencing ketamine effects almost immediately, unlike antidepressants. Although there are some side effects, most of them disappear within a few days.
Ketamine has been used for many years. Patients who have received ketamine treatment have seen improvement in their symptoms almost immediately. Side effects can be caused by ketamine but these usually resolve within a day. Contrary to many other alternatives, the effects last only a few hours and typically stop after it has made its way through the body.
Results obtained from any line of therapy will differ from one case to the next. Depending on the condition that you have, you may need more or less Ketamine treatment sessions. Your therapist will help determine the number of sessions. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression and you think ketamine treatment sounds like a viable option, don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation and get started on your mental well-being today.