Depression and anxiety are conditions in which reflect our inability to move forward, being lost in the dark. Often, when depression and anxiety interfere with our ability to navigate our daily lives successfully, we experience sadness that can lead to a sense of hopelessness. We feel like we are literally stuck and in need of help finding our path through the darkness and into the light.
Many adults experience depression or anxiety at some point in their lifetimes. For some, moving through these dark times can be easier than others. Depending on the circumstances, biology, inherited traits, and life experiences of a person who experiences depression, the resolution to the issues may not be as clearly identified as others. No switch turns off or turns on major depression and anxiety.
Reaching A Therapy Crossroads
It is common for people who seek therapy for depression and anxiety to become stuck in their progression through therapy, at a standstill in treatment with little movement forward. This inability to progress can be for a variety of reasons. When it happens, it is important to know that there are different options in therapies that can help develop alternative pathways to better mental health.
Treatment resistant depression can cripple people who have worked tirelessly in therapy and treatment to find their way out of the darkness. Sometimes traditional therapy may have worked some, giving the person some relief from the effects of their depression, yet leaving loose ends that keep them from fully recovering.
Other times, traditional therapies may not work at all, giving a sense of hopelessness to someone who has attempted to follow treatment programs as prescribed. This stage of being unable to move forward can be corrected by finding the right combination of therapies and treatment alternatives that create the balance needed for a more positive response.
How Ketamine Therapy Can Open Pathways To Healing
Ketamine therapy has recently produced improved results in people who suffer from major depression and have reached a therapy plateau. This medication has been safely administered to patients as an anesthetic since the 1970's, and has more recently made progress in making breakthroughs for people who suffer from depression.
In doses used to treat depression, Ketamine is neither dissociative nor anesthetic, and it allows people to once again experience pleasure through its capacity for inducing relearning and rewiring of the brain. As the brain has been subject to trauma and other painful events, Ketamine, in a sense, allows it to experience emotions and the associated memories more constructively, opening different connections, memories, and meanings.
Ketamine treatment is one of the innovative methods of depression, and anxiety therapy provided by Transcendence Behavioral Health. If you are finding traditional depression therapy, leaving you short of reaching brighter days, contact Transcendence Behavioral Health to find out how Ketamine therapy may be right for you.