Ketamine Infusion Specialists & Depression Specialists located in New Hampshire Seacoast, Newington, NH & Nashua, NH
More than 16 million American adults are affected by depression every year. At Ketaminology, Anh Ngo, MD, MBA; James Mirazita, MD; and PK Suchdev, MD, provide expert diagnoses and compassionate, customized treatments for depression. In addition to oral antidepressant medicines and psychotherapy, the team offers alternative treatments for depression, including ketamine infusion therapy, to patients in Newington, Nashua, and throughout the state of New Hampshire. Call the office or make an appointment online today for your personalized treatment plan for depression.
Depression Q & A
What is depression?
Everyone feels sad or down from time to time. It’s a normal human emotion. However, when feelings of sadness and hopelessness overwhelm you, last for a long time, and disrupt your life, you may have major depressive disorder.
Depression, as it’s referred to colloquially, is a brain disorder that interferes with your mood, causing symptoms that include:
- Intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, self-blame, and shame
- Lost interest in formerly enjoyed hobbies or activities
- Changes to your appetite
- Changes to your sleep habits
If you’re struggling with other depression symptoms every day, contact ketaminology to schedule a consultation. With proper medical care and attention, depression is treatable.
What causes depression?
Depression can be caused by a multitude of factors. Traumatic events can trigger depression, as can chemical imbalances in your brain. Malfunctioning neurotransmitters that should regulate your mood are reduced in both quantity and quality, and you develop symptoms of depression.
Depression is also linked to chronic pain, as well as other mental health conditions. Your risk of depression increases if you have a personal or family history of depression or if you have a history of substance abuse, neglect, poverty, or abuse.
However, the team at ketaminology provides expert treatments to help you recover and feel better again.
How is depression treated?
The team at ketaminology offers customized treatment plans to both relieve your depression symptoms and address any underlying issues that contribute to your condition.
For mild cases of depression, treatment plans usually include talk therapy, lifestyle changes, and meditative techniques. They also include medications and psychotherapy to resolve any issues or concerns that contribute to your condition.
If these therapies don't help or if you also have chronic pain, the team offers alternative treatment such as ketamine infusion therapy and pain psychology therapy to relieve your symptoms.
How does ketamine help with depression?
Ketamine infusion therapy delivers a low dose of ketamine intravenously, which stimulates glutamate production. Glutamate is an amino acid essential to your brain function. Your risk of mental health issues like depression increases when you have abnormally low levels of glutamate.
Ketamine infusion therapy regulates your glutamate levels, allowing your brain to produce more high-quality neurotransmitters and lessening your depression symptoms.
If you’re struggling with depression, call ketaminology or make an appointment online for a comprehensive assessment and customized treatment.