2021 and Beyond- Can We Just Forget 2020, Please?
January 15, 2021
Last year brought us an unexpected and life-changing worldwide health emergency. The pandemic sent shockwaves rippling through the economy, politics, and most importantly, through each of our lives. Even if you were fortunate enough not to lose a loved-one to COVID, the effect that the pandemic had on our lives was insidious and unrelenting. We spent more time indoors, more time watching our phones or computers, more time worrying about our finances or health, and more time working from home, assuming you had work at all. As much of a blessing as Zoom became for those who could work from home, after some months, it also became a prison. The realities of quarantining and halting the spread of the virus has left us feeling isolated and trapped.
Isolation and disruption of normal, healthy patterns of living is a sure-fire formula to trigger depression and anxiety. All of us are feeling the burden of quarantining, and even if we don’t already struggle with depression or anxiety, life under COVID has changed radically for us all. In fact, a new CDC study on the mental health effects of COVID revealed a tripling in those reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression over the same period in 2019.
None of us knows what 2021 holds, but we can all agree that we would like to forget 2020. There is hope and promise that a vaccine may help us get back to normal life again. While we are all waiting for that day to come, remember to take care of yourself. If you have depression or anxiety, that means seeking help. If you have already exhausted existing avenues such as medication and therapy, but you are still struggling, know that alternatives are available.
Treatment resistant depression shouldn’t lead to hopelessness about your condition. Ketamine IV infusion therapy is a safe, effective, and fast-acting treatment for depression, anxiety and even PTSD. Ketamine works differently than usual prescription anti-depression and anti-anxiety medications. One of the benefits of IV Ketamine therapy is just how rapidly it can work for many patients. Improvement in their symptoms can come in hours or days, not weeks.
If you are entering 2021 still trying to shake off the effects 2020, then consider a free consultation with our doctors at MD Infusions. We would love to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss whether Ketamine IV infusion therapy is right for you.
MD Infusions is located in Chicago’s North Shore community of Northbrook. Northbrook is known for its luxurious shopping and dining options, picturesque outdoor scenery and natural vibrancy. It is just 25 miles north from Downtown Chicago.