Depression is a mental health condition that causes feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Some people have a single episode of depression, but many people have multiple bouts. There are several subtypes of depression based on the mix of symptoms experienced.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
What are the symptoms of depression?
Although the term “depression” is commonly used to describe feelings of sadness, it can also apply to feelings of anger and anxiety. Someone with depression may:
- feel sad or hopeless
- lose interest in activities and people once enjoyed
- withdraw from others and become isolated
- lose energy or appear lethargic
- no longer experience pleasure in activities that were once pleasurable (including sex)
- be unable to concentrate or make decisions
- have difficulty sleeping
- contemplate or attempt suicide
- experience a change in appetite leading to weight loss or gain
It is important to note that depression symptoms may vary among individuals. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with depression, schedule a consultation with your Hoosier Ketamine providers, Kerri Pritchard & Josh Retz, to evaluate if ketamine therapy is right for you.
How is depression treated at Hoosier Ketamine?
Our Hoosier Ketamine providers work together with mental health professionals to create a customized plan that treats the whole person and is designed to help individuals become happier and healthier. Since our infusions are intended to work as a supplement to other mental health treatments, we ask that all our patients be under the care of a licensed mental health provider.
During your treatment, Hoosier Ketamine providers administer a customized dose of ketamine to stimulate the production of glutamate and ease symptoms of depression. Initial treatment typically consists of six infusions administered over the course of 2-3 weeks. After completing the first series of infusions, some people can remain symptom-free for several months. Follow-up maintenance infusions are individualized to the patient and scheduled as needed.