Symptoms of Depression
Depression is a mental disorder that affects one in 15 adults each year. Symptoms of depression affect the way patients feel, think, and act. Without treatment, depression can also negatively impact relationships.
Factors that contribute to depression are linked to biochemistry, a patient’s environment, personality, and/or genetics. The most common treatments are antidepressants and psychotherapy.
In recent years, ketamine therapy has been used to treat depression. In low doses, ketamine rapidly improves symptoms of depression by increasing glutamate levels.
Increased glutamate levels heighten a patient’s mood and reduce anxiety and depression levels.
Ketamine Wellness Infusions offers ketamine therapy that helps relieve symptoms of depression in the Philadelphia area. If you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms, contact our team to schedule a consultation to see if ketamine therapy is right for you.
Five of the most common physical symptoms of depression are fatigue, decreased pain tolerance, muscle aches, decreased vision, and stomach pains. Patients may also experience other symptoms such as:
- Excessive hunger
- Loss of appetite
- Weight gain or loss
- Chest pain
- Excessive sleeping
Prolonged emotions such as anxiety, anger, and sadness are often revealed as physical symptoms of depression in the body. Patients can also experience memory loss, feelings of intense sadness, helplessness, and anxiety.
How Depression Affects Relationships
Patients dealing with depression sometimes experience a decline in their interpersonal and professional relationships. They may be less interested in socializing, less motivated at work, and feel unworthy of having a romantic relationship with their partner.
Those who interact with friends, family members, and significant others suffering from depression may experience a lack of effort or interest in maintaining their interpersonal relationships.
Other ways depression affects relationships are:
- Feelings of guilt and responsibility for a patient’s recovery
- Feeling anxious during a patient’s depressive episodes
- Being shut out
- Lack of intimacy
- Lack of communication and understanding
Ketamine Treatment for Depression
Patients suffering from depression looking for a safe and fast way to treat symptoms may find ketamine therapy a viable option. While psychotherapy and antidepressants take months to alleviate symptoms, patients who respond to ketamine therapy can experience relief within as little as 1-2 treatments while others need the full 6 treatments to experience positive improvement.
Schedule Your Consultation
Ketamine Wellness Infusions PA offers ketamine therapy for patients suffering from depression in the Philadelphia area. Our team is here to help you manage symptoms of depression through ketamine treatments.
Contact our team of professionals to schedule your consultation. We’re looking forward to helping you achieve better days ahead.
How Does Ketamine Work?
Ketamine is mostly known for its action on the NMDA receptor in the brain, leading to increased activity of a neurotransmitter called glutamate. Increased glutamate levels may enhance one’s mood, decrease anxiety or depression symptoms. Ketamine can decrease the inflammation of the nervous system, as well as stimulate the development of new nerve connections. Frequently reported benefits from our patients are elevated mood, decreased depression and anxiety, improved energy levels, improved coping mechanisms, and others.
Is Ketamine Therapy Right For Me?
Ketamine offers a rapid and robust alternative to traditional medical and psychiatric treatments for pain syndromes and mental health disorders. Intravenous ketamine infusions often succeed where first-line therapies have failed to relieve your symptoms.
Patients who continue to struggle with symptoms caused by anxiety, major depression, postpartum depression, treatment-resistant depression, and bipolar depression often experience improvement within hours of their first ketamine treatment.
Ketamine offers such rapid results that it’s especially beneficial for treating patients with suicidality who can’t wait weeks or months to see if a psychiatric medication might help. Ketamine also offers effective symptom relief for PTSD and OCD.