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Depression doesn’t look the same in everyone.

Our program of innovative ketamine therapy can help bring about that crucial breakthrough you need in your path towards overall wellness.

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What is Depression?

Everyone feels down from time to time but these feelings tend to subside in most people. Depression, medically defined as a mood disorder, differs from momentary feelings of sadness based on its heightened frequency and extended duration. Its chronic symptoms are also far more severe and may affect multiple facets of one’s life including but not limited to cognition, motivation, attitude, diet, energy, approaching responsibilities, and simply just getting through the day. Depression knows no demographic bounds and can affect anyone including those who suffer from other types of illnesses. Depression is a tremendously difficult and intricate illness to grapple with but it is treatable and seeking out help is the first step in taming it’s symptoms.

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Major Depressive Disorder

Includes symptoms of depression most of the time for at least 2 weeks that typically interfere with one’s ability to work, sleep, study, and eat.

Persistent Depressive Disorder or Dysthymia

Includes less severe symptoms of depression that last much longer, typically for at least 2 years.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

A less common form of depression that takes hold in fall and winter and fades away in the spring and summer months.

In 2017, the NIMH shared prevalence data from a major survey that reported over 17 million American adults (7.1% of all U.S. adults) who suffered from at least one major depressive episode.
Mental Health America, 2020 Access To Care Data Report

Signs & Symptoms

  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Long-lasting feeling of sadness, apathy, or hopelessness
  • Chronic fatigue or dwindling energy levels
  • Feelings of low self-worth, self-esteem, or failure
  • Paralyzation in motivation, decision making, or concentration
  • Oversleeping or restlessness
  • Overeating or drastic changes in appetite
  • Thoughts of self-harm

Ketamine: A New Hope in Depression Treatment

At low, therapeutic doses, ketamine produces shifts in consciousness that can help neurons rebuild lost connections allowing individuals to view their own patterned behavior with a renewed clarity, broaden awareness, and suppress networks in the brain responsible for producing persistent and obstructive thoughts.

Backed by Evidence

The well-known “Yale Protocol” laid the groundwork in demonstrating the healing power that ketamine possesses in relieving major symptoms of depression and anxiety. Over the past decade, ketamine’s popularity and profile has risen through national spotlights driven by studies that examine its ability to treat depression.

Our Program

Tripsitter Clinic’s program of physician-directed, therapeutic ketamine can help bring about that crucial breakthrough that is essential to setting you on an upward path of progress. Ketamine therapy has been an especially powerful clinical tool in providing immediate and sustained relief for those with treatment resistant depression, defined as an inadequate response to at least one antidepressant medication.

For those who respond to ketamine therapy, treatment has been shown to rapidly reduce severe symptoms of depression compared to a host of traditional and alternative treatments (antidepressant medications, talk therapy, electroconvulsive therapy), which can take weeks or months before demonstrating any efficacy.

Striving Towards Overall Wellness

Every patient has a unique relationship to their depression and thus, must work with their primary care physician to arrive at the right mix of treatments in order to curb the symptoms of severe depression and set forth on a path towards overall wellness. As you embark on your treatment plan with Tripsitter Clinic, a licensed physician will evaluate your medical history, current medications you are taking, your struggle with depression, and discuss your goals for treatment.

If you or someone you know is in immediate distress or is thinking about hurting themselves, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free: Call:1-800-273-TALK (8255) Text: HELLO to 741741

We celebrate excellent success rates in the treatment of:

Low-dose ketamine treatments are safe for the majority of individuals. Those with a history of psychosis or schizophrenia, however, are a poor fit for this particular therapy due to well-documented medical contraindications and will not be approved for treatment during the screening process.

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