Experience Successful Ketamine Treatment For Depression in Manhattan
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Characterized by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness, depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Many people don’t understand the major depressive disorder, thinking it is just a low mood that a person should be able to pull themselves out of; unfortunately, that’s not the case. Depression is a serious illness and requires time, understanding, and patience. Depression affects men and women of all ages, impacting the way they think, act, and feel. It can decrease an individual’s ability to function in everyday life, including difficulties in relationships both at work and at home.
We’ll often hear from someone with concern about their family member or friend, that they’ve noticed their loved one has been acting a little different, seems sad and tearful, or has stopped wanting to go out and do things. They call with concern that the family member is more irritable, seems to have lower self-esteem, or is just not acting like themself. These are all common signs of depression, and good reason to reach out to a professional for help.
Depression can look different between individuals. For instance some people with depression gain weight, while others lose a significant amount of weight; some people suffer from insomnia (not being able to sleep), while others are unable to wake up and get out of bed. In determining if an individual is suffering with depression we look for changes in their normal activities. Some common symptoms include:
• Low mood most of the day, nearly every day
• Diminished interest or pleasure in activities
• Significant weight change
• Changes in sleep patterns
• Lack of energy most days
• Feelings of worthlessness
• Diminished ability to think or concentrate
These are common symptoms of depression, however it is not an inclusive list. Depression is also known to have physical symptoms such as body pain, headaches, and stomach issues. If you or a loved on has been experiencing any of these symptoms for two weeks or longer, please reach out and get help. While depression can be a debilitating condition, there is help available.
FINDING TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION IN NEW YORK CITY
At Jeff Ditzell Psychiatry we offer various forms of treatment. We believe in a whole-person approach to treatment, using therapy and medication management, but also enrolling our extensive referral network. We work closely with primary care providers, top personal trainers, and dietitians to make sure we utilize all avenues of health. We also offer ketamine infusion therapy for treatment-resistant depression. Give us a call to set up a consultation to see if we can help you.
FINDING THE CAUSE OF DEPRESSION
Many people experience sadness, grief, or an occasional low mood; these are normal human emotions. Grief and sadness tend to be fluid emotions that are caused by a specific event. Depression is a persistent low mood and the “cause” can be difficult to pinpoint.
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