Changing Depression

Changing Depression

If you are among the approximately 25% of the population experiencing severe depression, you are not alone.  There is help!

Getting help does requires effort.  Changing depression doesn’t happen overnight.  And having experienced depression once, you are more likely to experience it again.  So how can you ward off future depression and improve your current emotional situation?

There are many factors involved when someone experiences depression.  If a family member suffers from depression, you are more likely to experience that yourself. There may be some imbalance in your brain, or some problem you suffered during your childhood, or even problems with the parenting you received.  As adults, you may experience significant stress or challenges in life, or even the loss of someone or something important to you.  All these factors contribute to the development of depression.

So maybe you can’t control the factors that cause depression, but can you reduce the depression impact on your life?  Yes! The combination of mental and physical (somatic) components of depression make it necessary to have a comprehensive approach to treating depression.  This includes medication to assist with any brain “imbalances” you might have inherited or acquired in life.  Other physical issues with depression include fatigue, muscle tension and poor nutrition.  Socially, people start to withdraw and isolate.  This both leads to and is caused by depressive thinking and behavior patterns.

So how do we change this?  By changing your habits of thought and behavior.  By increasing your activity and socialization.  By developing healthy eating and sleep habits. Sound simple?  We know if it were easy and simple, everybody would have done it.  It is not easy, but at Ketamine Wellness Centers we can help you with all aspects of developing a new healthy lifestyle that will minimize the impact depression has on your life, if not eliminate it altogether.

The first step is taking responsibility.  That is not about “blaming” yourself, but recognizing that you are depressed and have the ability to enact change.  It will likely feel overwhelming and thinking “nothing will help!”, but that is just the depression talking.  Call us and hear that you can get rid of your depression.  One step at a time, we can guide you on this journey to wellness, with realistic achievable results. Change can be scary, even if it is for the better.  Take a chance with Ketamine Wellness Centers.  What do you have to lose other than your misery?

Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers.