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What to do If you feel depressed and can ketamine therapy help?


It’s normal to feel down from time to time, but if you’re experiencing a prolonged feeling of sadness and despair, it could be depression. Depression is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people every year. If you think you might be depressed, there are some things you can do to get help. There are a number of relatively new yet innovative treatments such as ketamine therapy that have worked extremely well for depressed patients when other forms of conventional medicine have not.

Signs that you might be depressed

Risk factors and symptoms

4 things you could do if you're feeling depressed

1. Talk to a Doctor

If you’re feeling depressed and self-help measures don’t seem to be helping, the first thing you should do is talk to your doctor, therapist, or counselor. Your doctor can help you figure out if your symptoms are caused by depression or another medical condition.

Depression can be very difficult to overcome on your own, and talking to someone who is trained to deal with depression can be very helpful. There is no shame in seeking help, and the sooner you get started on treatment, the quicker and better chance you have of recovering from depression.

If it’s determined that you are depressed, your doctor can prescribe medication or refer you to a therapist.

Talk to a Doctor
Get Some Exercise

2. Get Some Exercise

Exercise yoga is a great way to help manage depression symptoms. They release endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Even just 30 minutes of exercise or yoga a day can make a big difference. If you don’t have time for a full workout, try taking a brisk walk around your neighborhood or doing some yoga at home.

3. Connect With Friends and Family

Isolation can make depression worse, so it’s important to connect with friends and family members, even if you don’t feel like it. Spending time with loved ones can give you a much-needed boost and help take your mind off of your negative thoughts. You can also join a support group for people with depression. Talking to others who are going through the same thing can be very helpful.

Connect With Friends and Family
Make Some Changes in Your Life

4. Make Some Changes in Your Life

If your depression is caused by factors such as job stress or problems in your personal life, making some changes may help improve your mood. Consider making a career change or taking steps to improve your relationships. Of course, this isn’t always possible, but even small changes can make a big difference in how you feel.  

Depending on your level of depression severity your first course of action should be to get some exercise and talk to loved ones or friends. If you aren’t eating healthy foods makes changes to your diet. Start with the basics. Keep it simple.

Do things that normally make you happy. If that doesn’t work and you have tried conventional treatments and you don’t get the results you want then you should really consider the revolutionary ketamine therapy treatment. Patients are achieving amazing results never thought possible.

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Article reviewed by:

Dr. Richard Koffler

Richard Koffler, MD

NPI Number- 1467557264

  • Dr. Koffler is a Physiatrist, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 
  • Graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1993 Dr. Koffler completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. 
  • Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Board certified in 1998. 
  • Trained in acupuncture at Helms Medical Institute at UCLA His medical practice incorporates proven conventional western medicine integrating eastern alternative practices. 
  • Medical Director of several medical clinics in NYC, Stamford CT, and Miami Beach, FL.