Ketamine for Depression

Stand up to Treatment-Resistant Depression

Are traditional treatments and antidepressants ineffective or only having short-term effect on your symptoms? Treatment-resistant depression is a serious mental health issue, but luckily ketamine infusion therapy options can help. 

No matter what treatments you choose for your mental health journey, it’s important to meet with a qualified professional to find the best plan of action for you. 

At YOURx Health, we strive to make you feel comfortable and supported with guidance that helps you achieve results you thought impossible.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans living with treatment-resistant depression, don’t give up hope. There is another option. YOURx Health offers a range of treatments servicing the Woodlands, Texas area specifically tailored to help those with treatment-resistant depression. From medication management to counseling and therapy, we have a treatment plan that will work for you. Don’t suffer in silence – call us today and start feeling better tomorrow.

Nearly one-third of depressed patients are considered treatment-resistant. For those with depression, it can feel like a heavy weight pressing down on your chest or an all-consuming sense of helplessness. But for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD), this is taken to new extremes – stuck in an immersive maze with no escape. Trapped.

Review the questions below to determine if you might have treatment-resistant depression:

  • After 2-3 weeks of taking medication, did you notice any improvement in symptoms?
  • How long have you been depressed or feeling weighed down?
  • How severe are your symptoms?
  • Are you anxious, overwhelmed, or worried?
  • Have you been diagnosed with bipolar depression?
  • What age would you say best reflects your current stage of life?
  • Do you have a history of substance use?
  • Do you experience chronic pain?

It’s important to be aware of factors that may increase your risk for treatment-resistant depression, like age, gender and health status. While there are still many mysteries surrounding this condition and why antidepressants don’t always provide relief, there are established strategies for managing it. Additionally, there’s new research being conducted on treatment-resistant depression leading to new innovations such as ketamine therapy.

 

Deciding if ketamine is the right treatment for you should be considered carefully, with input from your primary care doctor and mental health provider. It’s important to remember that it isn’t a first-option approach to treating depression, but instead can provide relief when long-term treatments have been unsuccessful. 

Ketamine shouldn’t be viewed as curative; rather, it may help improve symptoms temporarily in some cases while posing potential side effects in others. Ultimately this decision requires thoughtful consideration and consultation among medical professionals involved in your healthcare plan

Taking care of your mental health is essential for managing depression. To effectively support yourself, it’s important to stick with prescribed treatment plans and avoid taking drugs or drinking alcohol – as this can worsen the symptoms instead of improving them! 

Additionally, make sure you keep stress under control through relaxation techniques such as yoga or tai chi; get enough sleep every night; and exercise regularly (it doesn’t have to be strenuous – even things like gardening counts!). All these simple steps can help improve moods over time.

Young women with bipolar disorder in a mirror

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) – Signs & Symptoms

Mania and hypomania may sound similar, but they are actually two distinct types of episodes. Mania is more serious than its milder counterpart. Symptoms of either episode include an elevated mood, increased activity levels or restlessness, feeling overly positive about oneself (euphoria), needing less sleep than usual as well as talkativeness and difficulty concentrating which often leads to poor decision-making such as making unwise investments or taking risks with relationships.

Man sitting in corner with anxiety and depression

Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder (MADD) – Signs & Symptoms

Patients suffering from MADD live with a difficult diagnosis that is characterized by both intense anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as uncomfortable autonomic features. MADD is identified by symptoms ranging from panic attacks or gut disorders caused by an overactive nervous system, as well as other involuntary physical signs.

Mother with postpartum depression sitting by crib

Peripartum Depression (Postpartum) – Signs & Symptoms

Becoming a new parent may bring with it tremendous joy, but for some, the period of postpartum can be especially challenging. Around 10% of women experience this condition characterized by symptoms such as mood swings, difficulty bonding with their baby or significant other and trouble sleeping. 

It’s important to note that while people are more likely to recognize postpartum in mothers, neither gender is immune from its effects—fathers too can suffer through depression after childbirth if they don’t receive necessary care or attention.

MORE RESOURCES

Checklist for treatment resistant depression

The Treatment-Resistant Depression Checklist

(PSYCOM) - Nearly a third of all depression cases are resistant to medication. Go through this checklist to see if yours may be one of them. Read the full article.

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4 Things We Now Know About Treatment-Resistant Depression

(J&J) - We look at this little-understood condition, and how researchers are working to crack its code. Read the full article.

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Ketamine for treatment-resistant depression: When and where is it safe?

(HARVARD HEALTH) - Ketamine has been approved as a solution to hard-to-treat depression, yet many questions remain regarding its safety. Read the full article.

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