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New Options for Depression Treatment in Santa Monica
Depression Treatment in Santa Monica, Tarzana, and Torrance. Major Depressive Disorder is a debilitating disorder characterized by low self-esteem, low energy, and low interest in doing anything enjoyable. The daily impact on one’s life is often catastrophic, leading to poor work performance, difficult interpersonal relationships, and can ultimately progress to pervasive suicidal thoughts.
Approximately 16 million of the US teen/adult population suffers from depression (including post-partum depression), and unfortunately ONE THIRD of those do not respond to any typical antidepressant therapy. Depression is a leading cause of disability.
Ketamine causes neurogenesis, which is different than traditional anti-depressants that work on the chemical levels in a patient’s brain. As many as 75-80% of people with depression have a significant improvement in their mood in as little as 1-2 treatments.
More Information About Depression Treatment in Santa Monica
The treatment of mental health issues has come a long way in recent years. Not only does having a mental health disorder no longer carry the stigma it once did, but there are also more research-backed ways to treat the symptoms. Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions that people experience, and it can affect a person at any age and from any background. Understanding more about this mental health condition helps you or your loved one get the treatment that is necessary to enjoy a more positive sense of mental wellbeing.
What are the Different Types of Depression?
There are several different types of depressive disorders that are defined by the severity of the symptoms and how long they last. Certain lifestyle changes, such as having a baby, may also be used to determine which types of depression a person is experiencing.
What are the Common Signs That Someone is Depressed?
Prolonged or intense periods of sadness are the most common symptoms that people experience. During these periods, a person may also lose interest in their normal activities. While some people may experience intense sadness that involves crying, others may just have a low level of dissatisfaction with life. As the condition continues, people tend to begin to isolate themselves from others. They may also stop taking care of their personal hygiene, and they may stop keeping their home or bedroom clean.
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