DEPRESSION 

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

Depression is considered treatment-resistant if the individual hasn’t responded to adequate doses of two different antidepressants taken for a sufficient duration of time, which is usually six weeks. 

How We Help

At Alleviant Health Centers, our mission is to find the root of your depression and create a path of healing, tailored to your unique situation. This path may consist of a variety of tools, such as talk-therapy, medications, lifestyle coaching, ketamine therapy, mindfulness training, or transcranial magnetic stimulation. We do everything possible to help you reach health and balance.

Traditionally, medical professionals have separated the mind from the body and treated them as two separate entities. Now, we are just beginning to understand the significant interplay of the mind, body, and spirit. The gut-brain connection is now a well-established determination of mental health. Over the past five years, there has been a significant shift from a stagnant, traditional, medication-based approach, to holistic, integrated psychiatry.

Holistic treatments focus on non-medication based healing solutions, such as lifestyle management, nutritional supplementation, mindfulness, and massage therapy. Integrated psychiatry, on the other hand, coordinates multiple medical specialties and nutritional science to improve illness.

In our therapy, we combine holistic and integrative medicine, which allows us to provide you with a unique treatment plan based upon your genetics, nutritional status, and biochemical assay. This approach addresses the fundamental source of your depression and restores your natural state of balance and peace.

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“You don’t have to live with this struggle any longer.”

– Kaye T. Patient of Alleviant Health Centers & Depression Sufferer

Comprehensive Psychiatric Care 

We provide comprehensive holistic psychiatric care for those seeking psychiatric evaluations, counseling, and medication management. We recognize that each patient requires individualized attention and we’re committed to helping you maintain the right treatment regimen for your particular diagnosis. Our team of supportive psychiatric professionals and counselors enjoy walking alongside our patients during their healing journey.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy

Ketamine Infusion Therapy can provide rapid relief from depressive symptoms for a significant number of patients. In controlled, specific amounts, ketamine stimulates the creation and remodeling of neurons that have atrophied in depression. Approximately 70% of patients may experience a significant reduction in symptoms  – many during their first infusion, which creates an excellent opportunity for rapid healing of emotional trauma with a therapist post infusion.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

TMS is a non-invasive procedure for treatment-resistant depression. It delivers magnetic impulses through an electromagnetic coil to the prefrontal cortex, the region of the brain associated with mood control. TMS helps nerves begin to communicate again and reinforces positive nerve pathways. Therapy takes place five days a week for four to six weeks. Each treatment lasts less than 4 minutes. TMS is FDA-approved for treatment-resistant depression. We will preauthorize you to make sure that your insurance is accepted.

Symptoms

The symptoms accompanying depression may include the following:

  • Feeling persistently sad or irritable

  • Sleep issues including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much

  • Feeling hopeless or blaming yourself for things you couldn’t have predicted or caused

  • Loss of interest in activities and or lack of enjoyment when doing them

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty with concentration / paying attention

  • Changes in appetite leading to weight loss or gain

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

KAYE’S STORY

Kaye’s lifelong struggle with depression hit an all-time low after she gave birth to her first child. “You have this perfect beautiful baby, but you can’t be happy about it, no matter how hard you try,” she explains. After searching for relief for months, she had ketamine infusion therapy done at Alleviant. Now, Kaye says, “I can put this behind me and not have to fight every minute of every day to be happy and appreciate the things that I have in my life.”

We are here to help you

Reach out to us by calling 866-951-HEAL, stopping by a clinic close to you, or filling out the form. One of our intake coordinators will be in contact with you within 24 to 48 hours.