The symptoms of depression can be crippling for those who suffer from this illness. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness associated with frequent relapses, persistent symptoms, and incomplete recovery.
MDD can interfere with daily activities, causing persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and hope. It negatively impacts relationships, disrupts school and career goals, and robs people of the peace and happiness they hope for in life. In the worst cases, some people feel as if life isn’t worth living anymore.
The darkness of depression is something that affects an estimated 1 in 6 Americans. Luckily, many will find relief in medications and/or therapy. But what about the 30% of patients who still can’t find relief from their depression symptoms?
Understanding Second-Line Treatments
In the field of psychiatry, our first-line treatment usually consists of psychotherapy and/or medication. But, for the one-third of patients who are failed by traditional protocol, interventional treatments may be the answer. Just as it sounds, interventional psychiatry is when the physician intervenes or provides treatment to the patient who has not received relief from standard protocol. In these cases, we turn to innovative and advanced treatments to restore a patient’s wellness.
Montana Psychiatry Offers Interventional Treatments: TMS & Ketamine
Treatments like TMS and Ketamine Infusions can lift the veil of depression and provide renewed hope. Ketamine therapy can result in positive treatment outcomes for several mental health concerns including Severe or Chronic Depression, Bipolar Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Partum Depression (PPD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ketamine, when administered intravenously, is an innovative way to help find relief for those suffering from treatment-resistant depression. Even though a response is individualized, ketamine infusions provide rapid relief with some patients reporting a response within hours. TMS is another interventional treatment offed at Montana Psychiatry. It’s a noninvasive treatment that administers electromagnetic pulses without any sedation or anesthesia in the comfort of our outpatient setting. In the United States, TMS was cleared in 2008 for the treatment of depression that has not responded to at least one antidepressant trial.
Our Dedication To The Mental Health Needs Of The Community
If you or a loved one suffers from depression, you might be wondering how anyone can really relate to what you’re going through. You want to get better, but it’s hard to see through the heavy veil of depression. Maybe you’ve tried antidepressants without relief. We understand, and our team is here for you. We are committed to providing the best in diagnosis and treatment to put you on the path to healing and enriched living at Montana Psychiatry.