We all have days that we feel down. However, those living with clinical depression suffer from lasting and persistent feelings of sadness that make it difficult to enjoy or have interest in day-to-day activities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression causing it to be a leading cause of disability among our population.
Depression is a mood disorder that should not be taken lightly, as it can have a debilitating impact on one’s mental, emotional and physical well-being. Symptoms of major depression range from fatigue and social isolation to pain, self-mutilation and suicidal feelings.
When Medication and Talk-Therapy Don’t Work
Depression can often be treated by taking an antidepressant medication and/or undergoing psychotherapy (counseling). However, not all patients respond to these therapies. When depression symptoms linger or return after standard treatment, it is called Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD). This can leave depression sufferers with overwhelming feelings of hopelessness – but there is a potential solution available.
Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
At Clear Wellness Group, we proudly offer intravenous Ketamine treatments to patients suffering from depression and treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine is a safe, non-addictive and FDA-approved medication that has shown proven results in treating mood disorders and chronic pain. Ketamine treatment typically involves a series of 6 infusions over a 2 week time period, with each session lasting approximately 45 minutes. Booster Ketamine treatments may be used in the following months.
Do you suffer from depression or know someone who does? Consider the revolutionary therapy option of Ketamine infusions. To learn more about Ketamine and determine if you qualify, please call our Chicago clinic today!