What is Depression?
Depression, particularly treatment-resistant depression, can be an overwhelming experience. The problem of depression is marked by persistent sadness, hopelessness, loss of pleasure in activities, changes in sleep or appetite, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and in severe cases, recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Despite trying various therapies and medicines, you may find yourself living with depression for years, or even decades, with these symptoms persisting and the feeling of gloom remaining unshakeable.
Depression affects a significant number of individuals worldwide and can have a profound impact on their daily functioning and overall quality of life.
Addressing the problem of depression requires a multifaceted approach, that focuses on awareness, education, and access to effective treatments.
Raising mental health awareness, reducing stigma, and improving access to and efficacy of healthcare services are key for those living with depression. Effective intervention and treatments aid in managing depression and preventing long-term consequences. Striving to foster a supportive and understanding environment helps those with depression live healthier, more productive lives.
How to Treat Depression?
Talking about depression is like talking about food - there are too many flavors, varieties, and subjective experiences to let a single word or diagnosis do your experience justice. The solution to treating depression effectively, therefore, needs to be highly personalized, multifaceted, compassionate, patient, and skilled. Mostly you need a vision of what health and wellness could feel like. Often we have a conceptual notion of well-being, but no real tangible, day-to-day felt sense of vitality and thriving. A personalized plan with a combination of safe, guided ketamine infusions along with integration work and personalized coaching, all based on a comprehensive assessment of your specific situation and needs, delivers the best results.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing symptoms of depression, particularly for individuals with treatment-resistant depression who have not responded to other therapeutic interventions and medications. While healing takes time, you're not alone. The right support can make all the difference.
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) may offer a valuable therapeutic solution to the problem of depression. This personalized healing plan is particularly beneficial for those who find little relief in other treatment options.
Since depression often coexists with anxiety, alleviating depression may also relieve this co-occurring mental health challenge. KAP is associated with minimal side effects and can help manage and cope with depression in a lasting way.
Furthermore, it may alleviate symptoms associated with depression, such as a lack of pleasure or interest in activities. A crucial aspect of KAP is the customized treatment designed to manage your depression effectively, aiming to reduce feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Clients have reported not only a reduction in depressive symptoms but in some cases, a complete loss of these symptoms. Common outcomes include increased pleasure and satisfaction in social interactions, including time spent with family, friends, and co-workers. Lastly, therapy sessions are essential components of KAP, reinforcing the importance of supportive therapy in our approach.
“CIT Clinics was a lifesaver. My daughter had been suffering from treatment resistant depression for months… They ended up making a world of difference” -John G.
“This clinic saved my life… I went from feeling depressed and despair 24/7, to a thriving and happy person all thanks to them.” -Claire F.
“For several years I had been juggling depression and anxiety on and off until I hit a breaking point. I had tried antidepressants but they only made me feel worse… I would highly recommend CIT for anyone looking for relief from inner turmoil. Today I see my life from a completely new perspective.” - Amana H.