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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment in Tampa, FL

Depression is a psychiatric disorder that affects millions of adults each year across the world. Depression starts as intense feelings of sadness, but over time leads to social isolation and withdrawal as well as other physical symptoms.

If you are suffering from depression, it will deeply change the way you think, feel, and behave. You may find it difficult to carry out everyday tasks or lose interest in your hobbies.

There is no shame in admitting you are depressed. Seeking treatment for your depression should never be taken as a sign of weakness because depression requires treatment to truly get better. If left untreated, depression may even get worse with time.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

While some people only feel the symptoms of depression once in their life, in most cases depression occurs in multiple episodes over a person’s life. During these intense episodes of depression, symptoms occur most of the day and on most days.

Symptoms may include feelings of hopelessness or emptiness, angry outbursts, fatigue, slowed thinking/moving, a fixation on self-guilt, and some of the following:

Depression Treatment

At Greater Wellness Clinic, we use an innovative new treatment known as ketamine infusions. Thomas Insel, former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, even says ketamine “might be the most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades”. Studies indicate that up to 77% of patients may respond positively to ketamine treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Depression

Depression varies greatly between cases, and is often misunderstood and incorrectly portrayed by society at large. Here are some pertinent facts about depression you may not have been aware of.

Depressive disorders can be very complicated, and the medical science community still remains undecided about what exactly causes them. We know that factors like differences in biology, brain chemistry, hormonal changes, and genetic/family history play a role.
Depression, if left untreated, can lead to other complications like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, social phobias, relationship conflict, or thoughts of self-harm.
There is no surefire way to prevent the development of depression, but taking steps like reducing stress and building outlets for expression can help reduce the risk.

Types of Depression

With depression varying so much in each person, it may be possible you are suffering from any number of depressive disorders. Types of depression and depressive disorders include:

We Can Help!

If you or a loved one has struggled with treatment-depression, and other medications have not worked, then you may be a good candidate for ketamine for depression treatment. Contact our friendly staff today and schedule your free consultation.

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