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Depression Specialist

Pacific KLN Infusions -  - Ketamine Therapy Clinic

Pacific KLN Infusions

Ketamine Therapy Clinic & IV Therapy Centers located in Escondido, CA

An estimated 1 in 6 people will experience major depression at some point in their lifetimes. In Escondido, California, Robert Knipper, CRNA and Dustin Coyle, MD, offer ketamine infusions at Pacific KLN Infusions for severe cases of depression, which are an alternative to the usual recommendations of psychotherapy and antidepressant medications. Book your infusions consultation for depression over the phone or online at Pacific KLN Infusions today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a common mood disorder that often co-occurs with anxiety and other mental health conditions. 

It’s treatable, but depression can make you feel hopeless. Some depression is severe enough that it doesn’t respond to the typical treatment regimen of psychotherapy and antidepressant medications. 

Many people think that depression is just an intense bout of sadness. In reality, it’s often a chronic condition that can affect you periodically or constantly for many years or even the rest of your life. It comes from a combination of your genetics, personality traits, biochemistry, and life circumstances. 

If you have severe depression, depression with anxiety, or treatment-resistant depression, infusions are an alternative treatment that provides a rapid improvement in symptoms for many individuals. 

After receiving a referral from your mental health provider or general practitioner, Pacific KLN Infusions welcomes you in for a treatment consultation. 

What are the symptoms of depression?

People with depression experience the condition differently. While many general symptoms remain the same, there are other symptoms that not everyone with depression experiences. Common symptoms and signs include:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Sense of worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in usual topics and activities
  • A decline in school or work performance
  • Insomnia
  • Sleeping too much
  • Appetite changes
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Slowed movements or speech
  • Suicidal thoughts

It’s important to note that grief and general sadness might seem like depression, but they’re different. Depression lasts for at least two weeks and includes feelings of self-loathing where grief does not. However, one can aggravate the other. 

What are my treatment options for depression?

Pacific KLN Infusions offers ketamine infusions for depression with anxiety, depression with suicidal thoughts, and treatment-resistant depression. 

Ketamine, well-known as a general anesthetic and sedative, can rapidly decrease suicidal thoughts and feelings and can make severe depression more manageable for many individuals. 

During your ketamine infusions for severe depression at Pacific KLN Infusions, your providers monitor you closely. They can adjust the dosage at any point during the treatment according to your reactions. Each infusion takes less than an hour with a short monitoring period afterward.

While experts aren’t sure of ketamine’s exact mechanism in treating depression, some believe that it works by blocking certain nerve receptors and activating others to improve neuron communication in the brain. 

Your Pacific KLN Infusions providers might also recommend nutrient infusions, which have a diverse range of benefits, including improved energy and an elevated sense of well-being. 

To schedule your infusions consultation for severe or treatment-resistant depression, call Pacific KLN Infusions or reserve an appointment online today.