Depression

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What is Depression?

Depression is a common condition that affects approximately 280 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the leading cause of disability and can heavily impact a person’s quality of life and those around them.

Chronic, treatment-resistant depression affects an estimated 19.4 million adults in the U.S. alone. Treatment-resistant depression is a severe condition that does not respond to traditional methods and often leaves individuals feeling hopeless.

NorCal Infusions understands how debilitating this condition can be. That’s why we are committed to healing those who feel like they’ve exhausted all other options. Allow us to help by treating you, not just the condition.

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Major Depressive Disorder

The symptoms of major depressive disorder include persistent sadness and loss of interest in things that once sparked joy. Depression affects how you feel, think, and react, leading to self-isolation, self-harm, and feelings of worthlessness. For some people, symptoms can cause noticeable issues in day-to-day life, like work, school, and personal relationships. Physical symptoms may manifest over time, leading to fluctuating weight, energy loss, shaky limbs, and headaches. Major depressive disorder can lead to suicidal thoughts, also known as suicidal ideation.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression is depression in the wake of childbirth. New moms experience this type of depression soon after giving birth, typically within their child's first day or two. New mothers often go through a depressive spell soon after giving birth, but if the feelings persist beyond a week or two, the condition becomes postpartum depression. This condition includes severe, long-lasting bouts of sadness and difficulty bonding with the baby. Symptoms of postpartum depression include mood swings, fluctuating weight, feeling anxious, and trouble sleeping. Like major depressive disorder, the condition can lead to suicidal ideation if left untreated.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to changes in the season, with mania typically the main symptom in the spring and depression in the winter. This condition can make it difficult to function during transitional seasons, often beginning in the fall and winter. Symptoms usually start milder and become increasingly severe as the days become shorter. This condition can look like oversleeping, fluctuating weight, low energy, trouble sleeping, loss of interest in activities that once sparked joy, and, sometimes, can lead to suicidal ideation.
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How IV Ketamine Can Help

While many traditional treatments take weeks, sometimes months, for patients to feel symptom relief, IV ketamine infusions can help patients quickly and effectively. Studies show that up to 70% of patients report improvement in their symptoms after just one infusion.

Doctors are calling ketamine the most significant breakthrough in depression treatment in the last fifty years, largely thanks to its ability to help patients feel relief so rapidly after sessions.

IV ketamine treatment at NorCal Infusions works by specifically targeting neurotransmitters called glutamate.

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