Palo Alto Mind Body

Concierge Psychiatry & Ketamine Therapy Clinic located in Palo Alto, CA

Depression is a chronic health condition that affects many Americans, coloring their days and nights. For those residing in Palo Alto, California, San Jose, and the greater Bay area, help is available through the care of M. Rameen Ghorieshi, MD, MPH, of Palo Alto Mind Body. When you’re ready to chart a course forward, reach out online or by phone to book a one-on-one visit.

Depression Q & A

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What signs indicate I might be experiencing depression?

Depression is more than just sadness or grief, both of which are normal parts of life. It is a mood disorder and a serious medical condition that requires professional care. 


Some of the indications that you might be experiencing depression include:


  • Loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed
  • Eating more or less than normal
  • Sleeping more or less than normal
  • Fatigue, or lack of energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Unexplained physical issues like back pain, headaches, or digestive distress
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things


Everyone experiences some of these symptoms some of the time. But when these changes persist over time or begin to interfere with your daily life, treatment can help. 

It’s hard to take the first step and seek treatment when you’re depressed, so it’s important to know that when you contact Dr. Ghorieshi, you’ll immediately receive understanding care together with treatments proven to be effective.





What are some treatment options for depression?

Talk therapy can be a practical way to relieve depression. Working with a skilled therapist helps you identify thought and behavioral patterns that are not healthy and replace them with beneficial thoughts and actions. 

Many people need additional support to emerge from depression. Medication can be a powerful tool in fighting depression. 

Ketamine is a medication often used to treat depression, especially in cases where other treatment paths have failed to yield sufficient improvement. Initially developed as an anesthetic medication, ketamine produces a dissociative experience that can help manage treatment-resistant depression. 

Spravato® is a ketamine-based medication administered by a nasal spray during in-office visits by trained practitioners. You receive professional monitoring to ensure a safe and effective experience.    

What are the risks associated with failing to treat depression?

Left untreated, depression can lead to serious outcomes. Depression affects many aspects of your life, including nutrition and activity levels. 

You can find yourself unable to perform tasks properly at school and work. Many people find their personal relationships become strained and begin to experience isolation as a result. 

Getting enough sleep is an essential part of health and wellness, and sleep disruption is common among people dealing with depression. Insufficient rest quickly leads to physical and mental health complications. 

If you feel like life is not worth living or contemplate ending your life, reach out for emergency medical attention immediately. 

When you’re ready to learn more about depression care, call Palo Alto Mind Body to schedule a visit or book online in a few moments. 

Ketamine’s fast action makes it especially beneficial for treating patients who are suicidal or who have an acute depressive episode. It’s also effective for treatment-resistant depression and helps relieve physical pain caused by depression.


To learn more about the treatments available for depression and options for Ketamine infusion treatments, call Palo Alto Mind Body or send a confidential email. Please note, we also serve many patients located in the surrounding Bay Area, such as South Bay, North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, San Jose, and San Francisco.