Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health illness that affects millions of people in the U.S. and doesn't discriminate based on gender or age. Sudden, irrational fears of danger which do not exist, or constantly reliving a past traumatic event, can lead to clinical diagnosis of PTSD. The condition can be treated clinically with medicine, such as ketamine, or psychotherapy, with many patients learning to manage the symptoms
Mood swings, crying spells, and trouble sleeping are common to new moms and often called the “baby blues,” but low energy, poor eating habits, irritability, and withdrawal from everyday life may be signs of a more serious mental illness called postpartum depression. Thankfully, the symptoms can be managed or eliminated. WHAT IS POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION? The Office on Women’s Health, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says of postpartum depression:
You are on the short-list for a big promotion at work. Your boss tells you there is a condition: All you need to do is nail the Zoom call with potential investors. You spend the next 24 hours, your stomach tied in knots, then defer to a co-worker. Your co-worker, excited about the opportunity, impresses everyone during the meeting – and gets rewarded with what should have been your promotion.
In late summer, the days get shorter, and you start to notice changes in how you feel. Your energy decreases, you experience sleep troubles, and you may become moody. A coincidence? Maybe. But a more likely possibility is you are one of 10 million Americans who suffer from a kind of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). WHAT IS SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER? Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a
Social isolation, including the type imposed during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, can wreak havoc on mental health. Treatment at Northwest Ketamine Clinics can help with many of the symptoms caused by social isolation. In this article, we will explore the effects of the social isolation that we are all experiencing, and some options for treatment and self-care.
We know that sleep influences physical and mental health, but just how much is the subject of debate and continued research. Studies show that getting good sleep – a solid seven to nine hours a night for the average adult – helps lift your mood and mind and can help thwart health problems. If you're concerned about sleep difficulties and mental health, ask your doctor for possible causes, self-help remedies, and other treatments which may include cutting edge medications like ketamine.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 individuals in the US experiences some degree of mental illness annually. Recently, the World Health Organization declared that “Depression is now the leading cause of disability in the world”. The current epidemic has created a great sense of urgency as rates of mental illness and suicide have skyrocketed in recent months and are predicted to continue to increase for the foreseeable future.
COVID-19 has become a serious health risk in our region. As this epidemic continues to grow, we want to do our part to inform and comfort you and let you know that we will continue to be here for you throughout this challenging time. Northwest Ketamine Clinics will continue to operate as usual, but with a greatly enhanced focus on infection control, environmental cleanliness, and enhanced safety measures. As always, our
Two new studies suggest the psychiatric benefits of ketamine treatment may extend beyond just the targeting of depression. The research demonstrates ketamine may be helpful in targeting both anxiety- and substance abuse-related depression.
IV ketamine clinics are getting a lot of attention these days, and with good reason. With success rates in the 70-80% range for the treatment of depression and mood disorders and upward of 90% for some pain disorders, this new treatment is changing lives and bringing hope to more and more people every day.