True North Wellness Center uses ketamine “off-label” for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse and various other mental illnesses. Using medications off-label is a normal and vital practice in medicine. Pharmaceutical companies fund studies to get medications approved for specific purposes, and over time, some of these compounds prove to have use outside of their intended effect.
Ketamine has been shown to help repair the neural pathways that are responsible for the transmission of Glutamate, widely dubbed as the most important neurotransmitter for normal brain function. Once ketamine is administered and metabolized, the brain is essentially rewired to not only more easily process events of the past, but better handle new stress factors in the future.
Feeling lost? Do you feel like the world around you is moving forward while you are stuck in the moment? Depression could be the cause of that. It is a crippling disease that makes people feel like they are not worth anything. Some effects of depression include; loss of appetite, loss of interest in the things you love the most, not wanting to do anything except lay in bed and feel sad all day, not being very productive at work, always being sad and depressed, and severe anxiety that prevents people from achieving goals. Ketamine rewires the brain so that those feelings do not dominate the mind. If you have depression or have sought help in the past and nothing has worked, ketamine treatment might be the answer to your problems.
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
Anxiety comes in many forms. Those listed above are just a few of many. All humans feel anxiety, it is only human nature, but anxiety disorders are much worse than the normal anxiety people get from job interviews or a performance. Many times anxiety disorders lead to high blood pressure and nausea. The constant worry even after the initial trigger is when people need to start worrying. Some symptoms of an anxiety disorder include; over worrying, irrational fear of something, reliving traumatic events, constant fear, high blood pressure, panic when removed from a comfortable place or person, and overthinking.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is caused by a traumatic event that has happened at some point in life. It is popular among soldiers that have had a traumatic experience during combat. But people have experienced it from the loss of a loved one and many other ways as well. PTSD causes a person to relive the terrifying event over and over again. Many people who suffer from the condition avoid talking about it and are constantly in a state of fear. Some factors of PTSD include;
- Intrusive memories - always thinking about the traumatic experience
- Avoidance - Avoiding speaking about it and avoiding places that bring back those memories (these places resemble the actual location in some way)
- Negative changes in mood and behavior
These symptoms are not easy to overcome but people have done it. Ketamine can help control the thoughts and minimize the effects of PTSD.
If any of these things listed above are affecting you, learn more about how Ketamine can help you.
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