Depression Specialist

Depression services offered in Orem, UT

Help is available at Healing Ketamine in Orem, Utah, if constant sadness and hopelessness consume you. Kendall Miller, CRNA, BLS, ACLS, and the skilled team offer an array of cutting-edge treatments for depression to improve your mood and quality of life. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a type of mood disorder in which you feel extreme or ongoing sadness and a loss of interest in once-favorite activities. Depression may be situational and go away on its own over time, but in other cases, it feels crippling, negatively affecting your life in numerous ways. See the Healing Ketamine team at the first sign of a mental health disorder. 

What are the symptoms of depression?

Common symptoms you may experience because of depression include:

  • Constant or extreme sadness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Tearfulness
  • Hopelessness 
  • Loss of interest
  • Irritability 
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances 
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Restlessness
  • Feeling worthless or guilty 
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Substance misuse
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Thoughts of suicide

While depression might feel debilitating, the good news is you don't have to live with it. Simple treatments available at Healing Ketamine offer you mood improvements and a better life. 

What are the risk factors for depression?

Depression is a common mental health concern many people experience at some point, but the following factors increase your risk:

  • Hormone changes
  • Personal or family history of depression
  • Certain personality traits
  • Other mental health challenges
  • Some medications
  • History of drug or alcohol use
  • Chronic diseases
  • Stressful or traumatic events

Divorce, job loss, physical or sexual abuse, military combat, and death in your family are examples of traumatic or stressful events that could contribute to depression. 

How is depression diagnosed?

The Healing Ketamine team diagnoses depression after carefully reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. They may order blood tests or other diagnostic tests and complete a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to evaluate your thoughts, behavior patterns, and emotions. 

How is depression treated?

Treatments for depression include:

Ketamine infusion therapy

Ketamine therapy is an infusion that helps you feel better within several hours of your first treatment. Your Healing Ketamine specialist inserts a needle into a vein in your arm to infuse ketamine (an anesthetic) directly into your bloodstream for fast absorption. About 72% of patients who utilize ketamine for depression report positive results.

Medication management

The Healing Ketamine team offers medication management to properly manage your mood and give you a better quality of life.


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, teaches you behavioral-change strategies that help you better cope with symptoms of depression.

Lifestyle changes

Good nutrition, regular exercise, outdoor activities, not smoking or drinking, and stress reduction are lifestyle changes that help reduce depression symptoms. 

To gain control of your emotions and feel happy again, call the Healing Ketamine office or schedule an appointment online today.