The holidays are supposed to be a time filled with happiness and joy. It is a time of celebration, gathering with friends and family to eat, drink, and be merry. While these traditions are supposed to be cheerful, many instead are filled with loneliness, depression, and anxiety. But what brings on these less than joyous feelings?

Stress during the holidays can wreak havoc on one’s mental state. From social gatherings, the financial burden of buying gifts, and the pressure to feel festive can trigger an emotional roller coaster. Additionally, the holidays can be a trying time for people who are separated from loved ones by distance or death. Dealing with the absence of a loved one, especially if they have passed, can elicit strong emotions.

Shorter days, colder temperatures and the beginning of winter can also trigger feelings of low mood, lack of motivation, loss of interest, and fatigue. While these symptoms also appear during the holiday season, they do not usually resolve themselves once the holidays are over. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter months. The specific cause of SAD is unknown but some factors that might contribute are reduced levels of serotonin and melatonin. These can lead to feelings of depression and disrupt sleep patterns and mood.

When it comes to treatment for SAD, there are several different options. One option unique to this disorder is the use of light therapy. Being exposed to bright light mimics natural outdoor light and helps to change the brain chemicals linked to mood. Another common treatment is the use of antidepressants.

The issue with using this type of medication is that it takes several weeks to notice the full benefits. With such a short period in which SAD usually affects people, many are prescribed medication well before the actual onset of their symptoms. This solution is not appealing to all and a better alternative for SAD is the use of ketamine. Ketamine is a safe and fast treatment option to help alleviate the symptoms of depression. For SAD, using ketamine means immediate results and can be used only during the time that it’s needed.


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At JoyDeVie Infusions in Green Bay, WI, we offer a full suite of services aimed at treating depression, from seasonal and mild cases of depression to severe, chronic depression. We offer ketamine infusions for depression, as well as natural remedies for depression, such as IV hydration therapy. Ask us today about how we can support your journey towards health and happiness.