Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that brings feelings of intense sadness and isolation. According to NIMH (The National Institute of Mental Health), somewhere around 16 million American adults suffer from at least one major depressive episode in any given year. Unfortunately, many suffering from depression feel incredibly isolated or shameful and decide not to seek treatment. While depression usually can not be “cured” with treatment, the symptoms can be managed. If you or a loved one is searching for depression treatment in Kansas, please read below.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEPRESSION?
Depression itself varies greatly from case to case. Some people may suffer from persistent depression, while others may only get it temporarily or episodically. There is a litany of different versions of depression, each with their own symptoms and triggers.
Some of the typical diagnoses of depressive disorders may include:
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Also known as Clinical Depression or Unipolar Depression. The most common form of depression. It can be just a single episode, but some people may experience it periodically throughout their lives.
Postpartum Depression: A type of depression usually brought on by the hormonal shifts women experience the months or year following childbirth.
Seasonal Affective Disorder: (SAD) Depression caused by a change in the circadian rhythm of the body, usually bringing on depression during a specific season of the year.
Situational Depression: While the symptoms are much like Major Depressive Disorder, this is depression brought on by a specific event, such as the death of a loved one or a life-threatening event.
Persistent Depression: Also known as dysthymia or chronic depression, this is depression that lasts for two years or more.
Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder: Characterized by periods of mania alternating with periods of intense depression.
KETAMINE FOR DEPRESSION TREATMENT
Ketamine, first developed and approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, is a promising new innovation in the field of depression treatment. While you may know it as the club drug often abused as Special K, Ketamine is what some doctors are calling the biggest breakthrough in depression treatment in decades. When infused at a low dose into the bloodstream, research shows that Ketamine may be up to 80% effective at providing relief for depression symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suffering from depression we would like to invite you to contact our Lawrence, KS location to learn more about how Ketamine can provide relief. Schedule a consultion today.