Depression

Ketamine Therapeutics

Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Jacksonville, FL

More than 17 million adults in the United States have experienced at least one major depressive episode in their lifetime. With chronic depression, finding treatments that help can be exhausting and leave you feeling defeated. Satyen Madkaiker, MD, FAPA, and the team at Ketamine Therapeutics in Jacksonville, Florida, create individualized treatment plans for the management of depression. They offer some of the most advanced treatments, including ketamine infusion. For a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that causes intense feelings of sadness and despair. It’s not unusual to experience moments of sadness every once in a while, but with depression, the feelings are long-term, lasting two weeks or more.

There are several different types of depression, including:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Persistent pervasive disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Psychotic depression

Bipolar disorder is also a type of depression, although the feelings of sadness cycle with episodes of mania or elation.

What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

The signs and symptoms of depression are varied in both type and severity. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Sadness and feelings of emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Worthlessness or helplessness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Aches and pains
  • Suicidal ideation

If you experience some of these symptoms almost everyday for two or more weeks, then you may be suffering from depression and should be evaluated.

What are the treatments for depression?

When you’re feeling low and lost, it may feel as though there’s no hope of ever feeling happy again. But depression is treatable, even in the most severe cases. The team at Ketamine Therapeutics offers some of the most advanced treatments to help lift your mood.

Some of the treatments you may benefit from include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Talk therapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

For cases of depression that don’t respond well to traditional treatment, the team at Ketamine Therapeutics also offers ketamine infusion therapy.

What is ketamine infusion therapy?

Ketamine infusion therapy is a breakthrough treatment for depression symptoms that don’t improve with traditional methods. Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic since the 1960s, but researchers found that it also helps treat depression.

It works by repairing the synapses in your brain, making them more receptive to the chemicals in your brain that control mood, or neurotransmitters.

The team at Ketamine Therapeutics conducts ketamine infusions at the office using state-of-the-art equipment and monitoring tools. Most patients feel the effects of treatment within a few hours of their infusion. The team has helped many patients find relief from their symptoms and want to help you, too.

For advanced care for your depression, call Ketamine Therapeutics today or request an appointment online.