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Depression

Depression.

Depression services offered in Oradell, NJ

Depression affects more than 17 million adults today, with nearly one-third experiencing stubborn symptoms that don’t respond to traditional treatment. At MGM Ketamine Center in Oradell, New Jersey, the compassionate team of experts, including Haviva Malina, MD, and Cheryl Malina, MD, provides ketamine therapy. This innovative, evidence-based approach addresses depression that doesn’t improve with traditional approaches like antidepressants. Ketamine starts working right away, with many people feeling better in hours, so it’s a truly transformative treatment for people who struggle with depression. Book your consultation by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler now.

Depression Q & A

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression can cause:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worry
  • Inability to feel joy
  • Disinterest in usual activities 
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep changes
  • Difficulty focusing 
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Preoccupation with death

Depression can prevent you from living your regular life. Alongside the emotional symptoms, depression can cause physical issues like headaches and stomachaches. Many people with depression also experience anxiety and chronic pain. 

What treatments are available for depression?

Antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are the most common approaches, but more than 30% of people don’t find relief with those methods. 

Up to one-third of patients who do get results from antidepressants later experience depression recurrence (breakthrough depression). Antidepressants can also cause problems like libido loss, weight gain, insomnia, and dry mouth. 

If your depression doesn't improve with traditional treatment, ketamine offers another path to recovery. Ketamine works on brain neurotransmitters but acts differently and works faster.

People with depression have low levels of two important neurotransmitters, glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). These neurotransmitters play a major role in mood and well-being. Ketamine quickly reverses the deficiency, repairs broken brain connections, and builds new ones.

An impressive 73% of patients who completed a full course of ketamine treatments over six months demonstrated a dramatic 60% improvement on the depression scale.


How does ketamine treatment for depression work?

Ketamine treatment happens on-site at MGM Ketamine Center. The practice has state-of-the-art equipment and private treatment rooms with natural sunlight for your comfort. There are two treatment methods.

Ketamine infusions
Ketamine infusions deliver the medication straight into your bloodstream. The infusion process takes about 40-50 minutes in the office. 

Ketamine nasal spray
Spravato®, a ketamine nasal spray, is FDA-approved to target treatment-resistant depression. You administer the spray yourself under the skilled guidance of the MGM Ketamine Center team. Spravato works alongside your regular antidepressant.

Both types of ketamine offer rapid results, often within only hours of treatment very different from antidepressant medications that usually take weeks or months to work. Most people feel dramatically better by the third treatment.

Ketamine doesn’t cause the side effects that often happen with antidepressants. More than 99% of patients have no side effects. A few people experience mild nausea or, very rarely, vomiting. The team can quickly alleviate any discomfort of this type in the office. 

Ketamine is uniquely suited to treat depression effectively, and the results prove it. Are you ready to learn more? Call MGM Ketamine Center or click on the online scheduler now.

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