This may sound like a silly problem. You might think not having a depressed loved one would be a good thing. And, you would be right. Although depression doesn’t happen overnight the mood improvement from Ketamine treatments can be quick and quite profound. After years of living with and learning to cope with depression, things may suddenly change.
Instead of isolating, your loved one wants to go out and do things. Instead of withdrawing, they are sociable, maybe even talkative and wanting time and attention from you. Sounds like such a change would be welcome to someone who has been living with the struggle of depression. That could be true. But for many people this change can be stressful.
We often adapt and become accustomed to all sorts of changes in life. We learn how to live with personal and family difficulties. We even develop routines and strategies that allow us to better cope with challenges we face in life. So why wouldn’t something that reduces our burdens be a welcome relief?
The answer may lie in how we cope and deal with change. If we are used to our partner, loved one, or family member acting a certain way, having them act differently may take some “getting used to”. It could even make people uncomfortable or insecure in their relationship.
Here at Ketamine Wellness Centers, we recognize that change is not just about the person who is depressed. We offer assistance and support to patients and their families. We can provide a full range of counseling services to help both patient and partners cope with changes that occur when depression lifts.
Our acute treatment program and wellness programs offer services in person and telemedicine. We also provide referrals to professionals in your area when we cannot meet your needs. At Ketamine Wellness Centers, we understand depression affects more than just the individual. Our ability to see and treat the larger picture adds to the success rate we offer our patients. You and your loved ones can see an end to the cycle of depression.
Dr. Ellen Diamond is the Clinical Psychologist for Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.