If you are working, studying or running a home, focus is an important skill. It can become frustrating when you can’t get started on a task or tend toward zoning out. Although lack of focus is often tied to disorders such as ADHD or autism, there are other potential causes.
Anxiety and depression can also lead to lack of focus. Feeling at your lowest and in a state of constant panic is draining in other ways. You may find it harder to sleep, or struggle with intrusive thoughts during waking hours. In fact, there are a host of symptoms associated with these emotional conditions that can make thinking clearly impossible. … Continue reading
Many people feel as though they are living in an alternate reality right now. COVID-19 continues to affect all of our lives. There is so much information, misinformation, and conflicting information that it is hard to know which way is up. So much confusion and contradictory information can cause anyone to feel overwhelmed and at a loss for how to make the best decision. For those suffering from depression, anxiety, or a form of mental illness, so much inconsistency can make them want to crawl in a hole and never come out. … Continue reading
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health disorder in which people have certain thoughts repeatedly or feel the need to perform certain routines repeatedly to the extent that generates distress or negatively impacts daily functioning. People who suffer from OCD cannot control either the thoughts or activities for longer than a short period of time. While often featured as comical characters in movies and television shows, people with OCD experience a life challenge that is anything but funny. Obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions can hinder a person’s life both personally and professionally.
… Continue reading
A migraine is a severe headache that is often accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can last for hours or days at a time, causing significant disruption to your life. According to the American Migraine Foundation, migraine headaches occur in approximately 12% of Americans over the age of 12. Migraine headaches affect 17% of women and 6% of men, most commonly during midlife, and rates decrease after age 60. … Continue reading
We’ve heard a lot about anxiety in the last year, but how many of us really understand what “anxiety” is? Understanding anxiety can help you know when you need to take steps to manage certain areas of life – making life smoother and the tough times a little easier to bear.
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. If you have ever felt nervous before a job interview, a first date, or having to speak in front of a group, then you have experienced anxiety. Anxiety in its basic form is a feeling of fear or apprehension about what is to come. These feelings come and go with situational experiences, not lingering once what you feared is over. While feelings of anxiety are natural and normal, some people experience extreme feelings of anxiety that can be debilitating. … Continue reading
Let’s face it – 2020 is already seeming like a trial-run of what 2021 will be. Only two weeks into the New Year, our Nation is facing uncertainty that none of us have ever experienced. It is easy to become overwhelmed with all that we see on the news. It is hard to know what to believe, which voices speak the truth, and where we will “go” from here. For those who have suffered from anxiety and depression, uncertainty in our Nation can cause feelings to escalate. However, there have been rising numbers of those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts across the globe. At Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles, we want to be a source of help for you during these difficult times. … Continue reading
The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, getting together with family and friends, enjoying merriment, and indulging in good food. However, for many people, the holidays are anything but enjoyable. Depression may occur anytime throughout the year, but the stress and anxiety of the holiday season can cause many to feel overwhelmed by emotions during the months of November and December. … Continue reading
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a highly stressful event – whether experiencing it personally or witnessing it. While most people experience difficulty adjusting and coping with terrifying, stressful, or devastating events, people are typically able to overcome the experience through good self-care. However, some people find that symptoms related to a stressful event last for months or even years, interfering with their daily activities and having debilitating effects on their moods, relationships, and life. Those who suffer from extended stress may have PTSD. … Continue reading
Halloween used to be a fun holiday that was set aside for children. It was a night of fun where children got to dress up as their favorite superhero, character, or villain, go door-to-door saying, “trick or treat,” and coming home with a large bag of free candy. In the last few years, however, Halloween has transformed from a kid-friendly holiday into a few weeks of scary images that can overwhelm people of any age. … Continue reading
As suicide rates continue to rise in 2020, medical professionals across all medical boards are looking for a way to treat patients who suffer from mental health issues. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and genuine medical experts are looking for new ways to successfully combat the growing cases throughout the United States. Suicide rates have increased by over 25% in less than a decade, and in the year 2020, stress, anxiety, and depression directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic have made the numbers rise dramatically. In Fresno, suicides were 70% higher in June 2020 than in June 2019. The economic and social pressures this year have elevated the risks of suicide, and health officials are worried about what’s to come. … Continue reading