Depression

Paul Sandhu, MD -  - Pain Management

Pain Solvers

Paul Sandhu, MD

Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in North Beach/Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA & Pleasant Hill, CA

Don’t let depression prevent you from enjoying your life. If you’re finding it hard to get out of bed, or you’re simply not interested in the activities you used to enjoy, Pain Solvers can help. At Pain Solvers, located in the, the team of specialists uses innovative depression treatments, such as Spravato™ and ketamine, to reduce depression symptoms so you can enjoy life to its fullest. They provide expert consultations at their office in the North Beach/Telegraph Hill area of San Francisco, and offer individualized treatment options out of the Pleasant Hill, California office. Call Pain Solvers to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder affecting over 19 million adults. Depression causes a number of problems, such as feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities you once found enjoyable, and challenges in your relationships, work, and day-to-day routine. Pain Solvers offers depression treatments to relieve the symptoms of depression.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression can cause a variety of symptoms. If you experience some or all of the following, you may be depressed:

  • Irritability
  • Quick-developing frustration over routine matters
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Persistent sadness
  • Feeling hopeless or useless 
  • Insomnia or wanting to sleep all the time 
  • Anxiety
  • Physical pain
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Restlessness
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or suicide

If you experience thoughts of harming yourself, call your doctor immediately or reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255). 

How is depression treated?

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression. Your provider helps determine which depression treatment is right for your unique situation. Possible depression treatment might include talk therapy, supplements, or medications. Pain Solvers offers ketamine and Spravato medications for depression treatment.

Ketamine 

Ketamine is a medication delivered intravenously (IV), bringing antidepressant effects. It’s quick-acting, and many patients experience relief from depression symptoms within hours of treatment. 

Spravato

Spravato is a nasal spray used along with an oral antidepressant to treat depression in adults. Spravato is used when other depression treatments are unsuccessful.

Which depression treatment is right for me?

Your provider discusses the symptoms of your depression along with the various treatment options to help find the right treatment for you. The best choice varies depending on the severity of your symptoms and your personal preference for medication or therapy.

Don’t let depression cause you to miss out on life’s activities. The team at Pain Solvers has experience treating patients with depression and provides long-term results to help you enjoy life again. Schedule an appointment at Pain Solvers by phone or by using the online booking tool to learn about your options for relief. Pain Solvers has an 85% success rate curing depression — your satisfaction is our goal.