More than 16 million Americans live with depression, and more than a third of them suffer from treatment-resistant depression. Fortunately, Neal Taub, MD, at Charlotte Ketamine Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers breakthrough ketamine therapies as an alternative to conventional depression treatments. Call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today for expert, customized treatments for depression.
Depression is a widespread mental health condition that causes intense and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that interfere with your ability to function normally.
For example, you may lose interest in previously enjoyed activities, withdraw from friends and family, or struggle to concentrate or make decisions.
Depression is caused by abnormal neurotransmitter activity in the region of your brain that regulates your mood. It’s different from sadness or grief, which typically subside with time.
However, tragic life events such as the loss of a loved one, chronic illness, and losing your job can trigger depression.
If you’ve had depression symptoms for more than two weeks and they’re interfering with your day-to-day activities, you should talk to a professional.
Depression is usually treatable with a combination of medicine, therapy, and lifestyle modifications. If you are thinking about suicide, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate help.
Charlotte Ketamine Center doesn’t offer conventional treatments for depression. They provide ketamine therapy, including intravenous infusions and nebulized inhaled ketamine.
Ketamine therapy is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression. It works differently than other types of antidepressants, targeting the regions of your brain that process pain and blocking the neurotransmitter receptors that cause depression and other mood disorders.
Charlotte Ketamine Center offers ketamine infusion therapy and nebulizer treatments as an outpatient therapy. You usually spend at least two hours in the office during your treatment.
Ketamine can cause disorienting side effects, including fatigue, floating sensations, and tingling in your extremities. When you have your treatment, you simply relax while a member of the team at Charlotte Ketamine Center stays in the treatment room with you to observe your reactions.
If you’ve tried at least two different antidepressants but haven’t been able to relieve your symptoms, you may have treatment-resistant depression and should investigate alternative treatments like ketamine therapy.
Charlotte Ketamine Center provides comprehensive consultations before recommending any treatment.
Call Charlotte Ketamine Center or make an appointment online today to find out if ketamine therapy is the right treatment for your depression.