I Think My Spouse Is Depressed. What Are the Signs to Look For?

I Think My Spouse Is Depressed. What Are the Signs to Look For?

Watching someone you love lose interest in life is a heartbreaking experience. If you suspect your spouse is depressed, know that depression is a highly treatable disorder, and you can find the help they need at Klarity Clinic.

Our experienced medical team specializes in the management of treatment-resistant depression and other psychiatric conditions.

We use ketamine infusion therapy, an innovative approach to relieving challenging symptoms quickly, so your spouse can enjoy a higher quality of life.

Understanding depression

Depression is a mental disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Symptoms of this chronic disorder are not something a person can just get over with lifestyle changes and positive thinking.

In fact, depression symptoms can be severe enough that people feel there’s no hope for improvement. This can significantly increase risk factors for risky behaviors, self-harm, and suicide.

Depression affects men and women of all ages and from all walks of life. Some people may be susceptible to the condition because of their genetics and biological make-up.

Other risk factors for depression include:

Depression can also stem from life events like death of a loved one, job loss, financial challenges, or relationship conflicts.

Recognizing depression symptoms in someone you love

People may not recognize the changes in themselves that depression can cause. Often, it is their loved ones who first notice changes in behaviors.

Depression affects people differently, and some people may have more noticeable symptoms than others. Spotting signs of depression in someone you love may not be easy, but you can look for:

Your spouse may display a lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem. They may shy away from intimacy and show no interest in sex when dealing with depression.

The life-changing benefits of ketamine infusion therapy

Encouraging your spouse to get treatment for depression may be the support they need to schedule their first appointment at Klarity Clinic. Remind them that depression is a serious medical condition, not a personality flaw. Let them know that with treatment, symptom relief is possible.

The ketamine infusion therapy we offer may not be your spouse’s initial treatment option. Antidepressant medications are an effective therapy for many with depression. However, if oral medications aren’t working well, it may be time to consider ketamine therapy.

Ketamine is an anesthetic drug often used in surgery. However, in lower doses, the medication works directly on your brain to repair damaged neural connections that play a role in your mood.

Ketamine infusion therapy helps your brain heal while offering fast and lasting relief of persistent sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and other depression symptoms. Our team can also add nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) to your infusion to enhance the therapeutic benefits of ketamine, restoring your spouse’s energy levels and their zest for life.

Call the Klarity Clinic office near you today to schedule a depression evaluation for your loved one, or book an appointment online. 

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