Depression is an extremely common and frequently misunderstood mood disorder. All of us have ups and downs in life. Times when we are happy and times when we are sad. This is to be expected, since we are emotional beings continually facing new life experiences.
When our lows become persistent, getting in the way of our day-to-day activities, this is known as major depressive disorder (MDD). Common feelings that one may experience with depression are sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, anger, frustration, fatigue or a lack of interest in activities that they once enjoyed. As those with major depression know, these feelings can be extremely debilitating. People often tell them to just “shake it off” or “get over it”. This is not so easily done, however, since these feelings are the result of changes in their brain activity.
Treatment options for MDD are limited and not all people respond to traditional antidepressant medications, such as Zoloft and Paxil. When depressive symptoms are unresponsive to two or more antidepressants, this is known as treatment-resistant depression (TRD). This type of depression is even more difficult to treat, leaving so many hopeless and with nowhere to turn.
Scientific discoveries have found, however, that a commonly used anesthetic medication known as ketamine, can effectively treat depressive symptoms. Studies have shown that approximately 75% of people suffering from treatment-resistant depression respond to ketamine treatments! Experts have said that this one of the biggest discoveries in mental health research in decades!
RADIANCE KETAMINE CLINIC is proud to offer ketamine treatment, helping those suffering from depression to stand on their feet once again and take control of their lives.