Depression services offered in Redlands, CA
At least 30% of people currently in treatment for depression have treatment-resistant depression, which means that traditional treatments like antidepressants are largely ineffective. At KetaView, J.R. Evans, MD, and the experienced team offer powerful solutions for treatment-resistant depression in the form of ketamine injections in Redlands, California, office. Find out how ketamine can transform your life by calling the office or booking through the online scheduler today.
Depression Q & A
Depression causes both obvious and more subtle symptoms, such as:
- Powerful or overwhelming feelings of sadness
- Feelings of hopelessness and pessimism
- Lack of interest in the things you usually enjoy
- Withdrawal from your family and social group
- Eating far more or less than usual
- Unintentional weight loss or gain
- Difficulty focusing
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
Some people with severe depression also experience thoughts of self-harm or suicide. In addition to your depression symptoms, other issues like anxiety and chronic pain may complicate your life.
The traditional medical approach to depression is oral medication along with psychotherapy. However, an oral medication normally takes at least several weeks (often as long as a few months) to start working. And, up to 30% of people with major depression don’t get results from antidepressants at all.
Talk therapy can be extremely helpful in finding the issues at the root of your depression and learning how to make positive changes in your life, but its results are far from instantaneous. To get good results from psychotherapy, you must commit to regular visits with your mental health professional over a period of months or years.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to address treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine injections can give you very fast results, and they can then work in combination with psychotherapy to help you maximize your mental wellness.
Ketamine is proven effective for treatment-resistant depression, which means depression that doesn’t improve with traditional approaches including psychotherapy (talk therapy) and antidepressants.
Much like antidepressants, ketamine is a drug that affects brain function to disrupt negative thoughts. But, instead of waiting weeks or months to get results, you’ll experience the effects of ketamine immediately.
Ketamine works in multiple other ways — many of which are still being studied — to benefit your mental health. For example, researchers believe that it helps you to grow new connections in the brain, resulting in healthier ways of thinking.
Ketamine therapy offers fast results and helps you stop the seemingly endless cycle of trying new antidepressant pills.To learn more about ketamine treatment at KetaView, call the office or click on the online appointment tool now.