Ketamine for Depression
in Durango, CO

Depression services

Depression can be challenging to identify at first. After all, it’s natural to feel down or unhappy occasionally, especially during tough times. Whether you are experiencing mild depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), or trauma, treatment can help.

At Elevated Medicine, a mental health, integrative medicine, wellness, and aesthetics practice in Durango, Colorado, the skilled team of mental health professionals offers whole-person and compassionate care for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health disorders.

Call the office to schedule an evaluation and get started on recovery. Or request an appointment online today

Ketamine for Depression

Depression Q&A

When should I seek help for depression?

Should low mood persist for over a few weeks, it would be an excellent time to reach out to a mental health specialist or other health care professional, like the team at Elevated Medicine. The sooner a person receives help for depression, often the quicker it is to recover.

The sooner a person receives help for depression, often the quicker it is to recover.

What are some signs of depression?

Common signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Appetite changes
  • Social withdrawal
  • Irritability
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Headaches
  • Odd aches and pains

Emotions become almost exclusively negative with depression, filling the person with self-loathing, despair, extreme sadness, and unwarranted guilt. Often, the person loses interest in activities they enjoy, and relationships may deteriorate.

What are some types of depression and mood disorders?

Depression is the primary problem in mood disorders, like:

  • Major depressive disorder (MDD): MDD can cause a persistently low or depressed mood and a loss of interest in activities that once brought joy.
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): PMDD can cause depression. It can also cause other problems each month during a person’s menstrual cycle.
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Seasonal affective disorder develops in people who don’t get enough light exposure. SAD primarily affects Americans during the winter months.
  • Bipolar disorder: This disorder often develops in adolescence or early adulthood. People with bipolar disorder switch between periods of mania and bouts of depression. They can feel low and depressed or energized, confident, and sometimes reckless.
  • Other mental health conditions: People with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, and PTSD may also experience depression.

Can I recover from depression?

Elevated Medicine takes a whole-person and integrative approach, treating each patient as a unique individual with respect and compassion.

Some types of depression, such as bipolar disorder, may require ongoing medication, like antidepressants and mood stabilizers. The team might recommend antidepressants or other types of medication while always considering patients’ well-being.

Ketamine for depression offers an alternative for individuals who aren’t responding to other types of treatment, often seen in treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Administered under medical supervision, this innovative therapy leverages the rapid-acting properties of ketamine to provide relief.

In addition to medication and ketamine therapy, personalized treatment plans for depression may involve evidence-based therapies like psychotherapy (talk therapy), cognitive-behavioral (CBT), mindfulness, and lifestyle changes.

Call Elevated Medicine to schedule an evaluation for depression. Or request an appointment online today for expert care.