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
Migraine headaches are one of the leading chronic conditions that plague Americans. Chronic pain management is one of the most beneficial results of ketamine therapy. The use of ketamine against chronic pain conditions has been very successful for over fifty years. Ketamine acts by working on receptors that are unique to its affinity and, most importantly, non-addictive.
For migraine sufferers, finding an effective solution that will alleviate pain and allow them to take back their lives is of utmost importance. Those who suffer from chronic migraines know how debilitating these severe headaches can be. They can interrupt your day or week, they can disrupt your professional and personal life, and they can indeed be unbearable. … Continue reading
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come – and it can be caused by both “good” and “bad” uncertainties. Moving, starting a new job, re-entering the dating scene, or giving a speech are all known for bringing about feelings of anxiety. While it is a normal emotion, for some people, anxiety is an overwhelming emotional turmoil that interferes with life. Anxiety is often a silent killer. … Continue reading
According to the New York Post, “US sales of alcoholic beverages have risen 55 percent, according to Nielsen data…and National online sales of alcohol were up 243 percent, far outpacing store sales.”
As the continued stress from COVID-19 and the riots breaking out in city streets create fear in people, there has been a massive rise in drug and alcohol relapses among those who are in recovery. Mental health professionals have been speaking out about ways to cope with the increasing stress that is rampant in our Nation. Isolation, depression, and anxiety act as triggers for those in recovery, especially now since Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings have been canceled for the past three months. … Continue reading
Anytime people hear of a new way to treat an illness, the first question they should ask is, “is it safe?” It is the perfect question to ask because you never want to make any condition worse while trying to heal it or make it better.
Dr. David Mahjoubi, MD, is supportive of everyone who asks whether Ketamine is safe. It is a great question, and it is one that should be asked. Below is information on the safety and administration of Ketamine IV treatment. … Continue reading
Ketamine infusions are an effective alternative therapy used to help those who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, CRPS, and many other conditions. Perhaps you are like many people across the United States who have battled Depression or Anxiety or other mental or emotional conditions without finding relief from standard therapies and treatments. Conventional medicines for these conditions are not good, long-term options. As with all medications, traditional meds prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and CRPS are meant to be used for short periods of time. The longer medication is used, the greater the risk for dependency and for higher doses to continually be given. This creates a dangerous cycle for patients, and it does not offer relief from their conditions. … Continue reading
With winter drawing to a close, many people are looking ahead and looking forward to warmer weather, extra doses of sunshine, and a more sociable atmosphere in life. Being cooped up during the winter can take its toll on just about anyone, but those who suffer from depression, chronic pain, PTSD, or other strains on emotional health often find that the “winter blues” last far longer than the winter months. If you are dreading the thought of having to be more outgoing and interactive with those around you, Ketamine IV treatments can help you feel better and gain a new outlook on life. … Continue reading
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a term to describe one form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Both of these conditions are characterized by severe burning pain that most often affects the extremities (arms, legs, hands, or feet). Both RSD and CRPS often strike after recovery from an injury. The injury can be a simple strain, a fractured bone, or a surgery. Damage to the nervous system can cause people to suffer from RSD or CRPS, and it can be a debilitating condition that affects a person’s entire life.
Chronic pain is a constant disrupter to life. Especially for those “go-getters,” finding yourself dealing with chronic pain can affect you both physically and mentally. Most people with RSD had an injury to a limb that, instead of becoming less painful over time, becomes more painful. Managing pain through conventional treatments and medications can be intrusive and often ineffective over time. Ketamine infusion is an alternative approach that can allow people to reach a level of relief and functionality. … Continue reading