Depression services offered in Stamford and Westport, CT


Affecting one in 15 adults in any given year, depression is the most common mood disorder. If depression symptoms don’t improve with medications and counseling, Peter McAllister, MD, FAAN, and the team at Ki_Ketamine in Stamford and Westport, Connecticut, offer Ketamine infusions to provide relief. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Ketamine infusions for depression, call Ki_Ketamine or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What does depression feel like?

Depression is a very common mood disorder that causes you to feel down or lethargic most of the time. Different from typical sadness or grief, depression is chronic and often a lifelong condition. Fortunately, most people with depression learn to live with it and can manage symptoms with counseling and antidepressants. 

If you have depression, you might experience:

  • Loss of interest in the things you typically enjoy
  • Hopelessness
  • Trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Guilt
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleep changes (e.g., insomnia or sleeping too much)
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

When it’s severe, depression can affect your ability to work, enjoy yourself, and connect with others. A comprehensive mental health evaluation can tell you if you have depression, but you might need other tests to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms. If you have depression, initial treatments typically include a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressant medications. 

When can Ketamine infusions treat depression?

Ketamine infusions are available at Ki_Ketamine to manage treatment-resistant depression. If you’ve tried other treatments and strategies for managing depression without much improvement, Ketamine infusions could be your next step. 

The team at Ki_Ketamine has a lot of patients with treatment-resistant depression and strives to make their experience as soothing and beneficial as possible. Ki_Ketamine has an on-staff therapy dog you can interact with for a more calming, satisfying treatment experience. 

How do Ketamine infusions treat depression? 

Originally only used as an anesthetic, Ketamine is now widely available for treating symptoms of depression. It’s fast-acting and offers long-term relief with regular infusions within a personalized care plan. You’ll get the most out of it if you continue counseling or psychotherapy alongside Ketamine infusions. 

Ketamine treats depression by targeting a brain chemical called glutamate, which is influential in memory, learning, and brain cell growth. It’s dissociative, so you feel disconnected from your thoughts and emotions during treatment. With regular Ketamine infusions, your brain creates new neural pathways to help you get out of a depressive rut. 

To find out if Ketamine infusions can help you manage treatment-resistant depression, call Ki_Ketamine or request an appointment online today.