Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant Depression
The NIMH estimates that in the United States, 16 million adults had at least one major depressive episode in 2012. That’s 6.9% of the population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. In fact, it is a leading cause of disability.
350 million people or roughly 5% of the global population suffers from this debilitating condition, many of whom suffer in silence or have tried and failed traditional treatment remedies, turning to alcohol or other drugs to find relief. For many, the pain, embarrassment, and public misunderstanding becomes so severe that they ultimately choose suicide as their only alternative.
We have an excellent success rate in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety
Elevated Health provides low dose Ketamine infusions in a safe, professional setting to patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine is an FDA approved anesthetic which has been used as a safe anesthetic agent since the 1960s and since then used in thousands of hospitals throughout the world. It has shown tremendous results in helping relieve the symptoms of depression.
Ketamine is not a cure for depression and does require ongoing maintenance treatments once stabilized. However, because of this physiologic change, many patients can feel improvement in as little as 1 – 2 treatments. It is absolutely possible for Ketamine patients, in conjunction with psychological support and other integrated wellness programs, to experience a life with little to no depression symptoms.
Treating Teens or Young Adults
Elevated Health provides treatment to patients 16 years and older. We recognize that dealing with teens and symptoms of depression can be very difficult for patients and parents. The difficulty can be the potential risk of self-harm or suicide if not addressed professionally.
The CDC reports, “For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year.”