Unipolar Depression Treatment

Transform Your Life with Ketamine for Unipolar Depression Treatment in Los Angeles

Are you struggling with unipolar depression and searching for an effective treatment option in Los Angeles, CA? Look no further than Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles. Our renowned clinic specializes in providing cutting-edge ketamine therapy for individuals seeking relief from the debilitating effects of depression. 

With our team of experienced professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, we are dedicated to helping you regain control of your life and experience a renewed sense of well-being. Discover the transformative power of ketamine treatment today by taking the first step towards a brighter future. Contact Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles and embark on your journey to recovery.

Unipolar vs. Bipolar Depression

Unipolar depression differs from bipolar depression in a number of key ways, particularly when it comes to associated signs and behaviors. Most notably, while an individual with bipolar depression experiences both cycles of highs (mania) and lows (depressive episodes), those with unipolar depressive disorder experience only the lows without the highs. 

In this way, unipolar depression is more in line with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder—a mental illness that affects about 20-26% of women and 8-12% of men in the United States.

For most individuals with unipolar depression, a depressive episode lasts for at least two weeks, with symptoms lasting most of each day during the episode.

Unipolar Depression Symptoms

Symptoms of unipolar depression may include loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities, irritability, abnormally depressed mood, sleep disturbances, loss of energy, and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

Important to note is that there is no manic or hypomanic episode that occurs during an episode of unipolar depression. Likewise, unipolar depression symptoms are not related to a physical illness, the side effects of medication, or alcohol or substance use. The goal of unipolar depression treatment is to reduce or eliminate these symptoms, providing individuals with an elevation in mood and an increase in their daily functioning and productivity.

Why Ketamine for Unipolar Depression?

Studies show that about 30% of individuals with this condition are resistant to traditional unipolar depression treatment options like antidepressants and mood stabilizers. In those cases, Ketamine Infusion Therapy may prove to be an extremely effective alternative, providing safe and rapid relief from symptoms. 

Repeated ketamine infusions have been shown to produce a 47.2% reduction in depressive symptoms, all without the troubling side effects that can come with traditional depression treatments. Here at Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, more than 80% of our patients experience lasting relief from symptoms of depression and other mood disorders after completing a series of just six infusions.

Unipolar Depression Treatment Options

Antidepressants and mood stabilizers for depression are the most commonly prescribed treatments for this type of depression and are often prescribed in conjunction with psychotherapy. Popular types of unipolar depression medication options in use today include:
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), such as imipramine and nortriptyline, to improve mood
  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, or Zoloft, to improve mood
  • Second-generation antidepressants, such as Bupropion, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Desyrel, Serzone, and Remeron
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • As a last resort, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) may be recommended
While the medications above can certainly be effective for some, they are not without their long-term risks and side effects, including side effects that mirror the disruptive symptoms of unipolar depression and greatly impact the daily quality of life. Among them are loss of energy, sleep disturbances like insomnia, poor mood, and restlessness. Traditionally prescribed medications also require everyday use for months, years, and longer – an unattractive feature for those who do not want to rely on daily medication. Want to learn more about medications and their benefits and drawbacks? We offer Psychiatric Medication Management services to educate individuals on medications and help them find their ideal dose, as well as to offer guidance on alternative approaches that may work better for treating their mental health condition.

What to Know About Ketamine for Depression

Recent findings published in the Neural Regeneration Research journal reveal that Ketamine Infusion Therapy has lasting benefits for patients with depression and does not come with a risk of addiction. Other studies have found that ketamine therapy showed greater improvement in depressive symptoms versus currently available antidepressants and was successful in reducing suicidal ideations. Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles provides low-dose ketamine infusions for the treatment of unipolar depression and other mood disorders, and most of our patients get relief from depressive symptoms within just one to two days after their third infusion. Patients undergoing ketamine therapy do not need to worry about the risks often associated with antidepressants and other medications since ketamine is metabolized fairly quickly and has minimal side effects. In most cases, depressive symptoms are lifted within one week, allowing patients to reduce or eliminate dependence on prescription medications. Patients who have been unable to get adequate relief from symptoms while using conventional therapies and treatments may be ideal candidates for ketamine treatment and are encouraged to contact us for a consultation.

Unlock Hope and Happiness: Discover the Power of Ketamine for Unipolar Depression Treatment

Find Relief from Unipolar Depression: Discover the Power of Ketamine Therapy Today! Take our Free Depression Assessment or Connect with Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles to Explore the Benefits of Ketamine Therapy for Mood Disorders. Consultations are Free and Confidential – Reach out Now!

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