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Treatment forDepression & Treatment-Resistant Depression

In a given year, number of Americans, age 18 and older, with major depressive disorder

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world.

When depression drains your energy, and your soul feels empty, ketamine therapy for depression can offer hope. Ketamine works even when antidepressants fail and often produces such quick and dramatic results that it’s like flipping a switch. The dark burden of depression evaporates, flooding your life with light and hope for the future.

Illumma offers holistic, ketamine treatment for depression and treatment-resistant depression at our healing centers in Austin and Bee Cave, Texas. Dr. Ken Adolph and a team of experienced infusion specialists have extensive experience offering safe and effective ketamine infusion therapy. To learn more about ketamine for depression, schedule a free consultation by calling the office or connecting with the team online.

Depression & Treatment-Resistant Depression

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Common questions about depression + ketamine.

How does depression differ from the blues?

When you have the blues, you feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. But most people with the blues still go about their daily lives, knowing that they will bounce back and feel better before long.

Depression causes similar but more intense feelings, and it doesn’t get better on its own. Instead, depression gets worse because it’s associated with an imbalance of brain chemicals.

As your depression continues and your energy declines, you can’t enjoy your family and friends or remember the things that make you feel happy and fulfilled. People with clinical depression need help with finding their way back to a thriving life.

What symptoms will I have if I’m depressed?

When you’re depressed, you may:

  • Feel sad, worthless, or hopeless
  • Develop intense fatigue
  • Lose interest in your favorite activities
  • Gain or lose weight
  • Sleep more or less than normal
  • Find it hard to concentrate
  • Lose your appetite
  • Feel restless
  • Have thoughts of suicide

Depression also affects your physical health, causing problems like chronic pain, headaches, and stomach problems.

What is ketamine, and how does it treat depression?

Ketamine is an FDA-approved medication used as a pain reliever and an anesthetic during surgery and outpatient procedures.

When ketamine is administered in a subanesthetic dose, however, it quickly lifts depression by causing a surge in a brain chemical called glutamate. By comparison, antidepressants take weeks to treat depression — if they work — because they target other brain chemicals.

Ketamine also triggers the growth of new nerve connections, improving nerve pathways and creating a more adaptable brain.

Low-dose ketamine treats major depressive disorder, treatment-resistant depression, and bipolar depression. Ketamine infusion therapy typically produces such quick results that it’s also recommended for suicidal patients.

If therapy and antidepressants fail to help your depression, call Illumma or schedule an appointment online today.

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