Depression Treatment

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What is Treatment-resistant Depression?

Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects over 16 million adults in the US. For most people, traditional treatment options like psychotherapy or antidepressants are effective in treating depression symptoms. But for some people, these treatments aren’t enough. 

Treatment-resistant depression is characterized by depression symptoms that either don’t improve with traditional methods or keep coming back. In fact, research shows up to one-third of people with depression don’t respond to antidepressants. 

Symptoms of treatment-resistant depression include increasingly longer and more severe depressive episodes, brief improvements in symptoms followed by a return of depression symptoms, anxiety, and lack of energy.

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Major Depressive Disorder

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of major depressive disorder include persistent low moods, loss of interest in hobbies, and lack of motivation to participate in day-to-day activities. Major depressive disorder symptoms include self-isolation, self-harm, and feeling as if you don’t bring value to your relationships. Additional physical symptoms may also manifest. These include loss of energy, weakness, exhaustion, shaky limbs, and headaches. Major depressive disorder has been associated with suicidal thoughts, also known as suicidal ideation.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Signs and Symptoms

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression associated with the change in seasons, typically the onset of winter. In most cases, symptoms appear in late fall and persist until spring or summer. While the cause of SAD is not entirely understood, it is thought to be caused by changes in light levels and associated brain chemistry. Symptoms include loss of appetite, exhaustion, inability to complete or participate in work or hobbies, and restlessness or hopelessness. While it may be easy to dismiss SAD as the “winter blues,” it is a serious condition that can increase your risk of developing other depressive conditions.

Postpartum Depression

Signs and Symptoms

While nearly all women experience a brief period of sadness, known as the “baby blues,” after childbirth, roughly one in ten may develop a more severe condition known as postpartum depression. New mothers who develop postpartum depression are at risk of developing major depression later in life. Symptoms may include difficulty sleeping, fluctuating weight, mood swings, and difficulty bonding with the baby. Interestingly fathers are not immune to this inexplicable disorder. Men may experience similar symptoms that also include lowered libido, lack of interest in bonding with their child, inability to sleep, irritability, and anxiety.
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The Biggest Breakthrough in Decades

How Ketamine Treats Depression

Traditional treatment options like antidepressant pills can take weeks or months to work. Some people do not feel any relief from these treatments. What makes ketamine a significant breakthrough in depression treatment is its ability to provide relief within days or even hours.

Studies show that up to 75% of patients report improvement in their symptoms after just a single ketamine infusion.

Ketamine treatment at Mind Balance works by targeting the depression itself by interacting with the NMDA receptor and glutamate – two parts of the brain essential for communication and connection.

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