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A Guide to OCD and Bipolar Disorder

It’s not uncommon for people to experience mental health issues like anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. But for some, these conditions can be much more severe and disabling.  Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder are two examples of serious mental illnesses that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. … Read more

Age & Neuropathic Pain/Nerve Injury

If you’re between 30 and 65 years old, you may be among the 10 percent of U.S. adults who struggle with neuropathic pain. If you’re older, it could be even worse, affecting mobility, lifestyle, and your overall health. Neuropathic pain, often caused by nerve injury, regularly affects older adults. What Is Neuropathic Pain? You may … Read more

What Do I Do When I Have a Panic Attack?

Having a panic attack while not having an underlying panic disorder isn’t uncommon. Suppose you haven’t prepared as well as you should’ve for a work presentation or test at school. In that case, you may panic and have a quick heartbeat, shortness of breath, or trouble thinking – but these all eventually resolve themselves with … Read more

Misconceptions About OCD

WHAT IS OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes two main components: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwelcome images, urges, thoughts, worries or questions that repetitively appear in your mind. They can result in feelings of anxiousness, even if some people refer to it as mental discomfort instead of anxiety. Most people feel anxious, but not to … Read more

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Can Mental Health Issues Cause Back Pain?

You’re constantly stressed out, sad, don’t want to spend time with loved ones, and have developed bad eating and lifestyle habits. As a result, you’ve become a homebody and ignored your physical fitness. Now, your back has started hurting, and you wonder: Is there a connection? What is Back Pain? Back pain is a leading … Read more

Migraines & Meditation

A long day at the office has thrown you for a loop – literally, onto your bed, a pillow covering your eyes, and all the lights shut off. You’ve got a throbbing pounding headache, and you’re afraid it’ll end up like the last one – lingering for days. It could be a migraine. What’s A … Read more

What Is Ketamine Used For Medically?

Ketamine – an abbreviated history 1962 – Synthesized by U.S. scientists in Detroit, Michigan. 1963 – Patented as a human-safe anesthetic in Belgium. 1966 – Patented as human anesthesia in the U.S. 1970 – Receives approval from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in anesthesia. 1960s-1970s – Ketamine is the most widely used … Read more

What Are The Types Of Depression?

If you’re feeling down, have low moods, or experience changes in weight, eating or sleeping habits for an extended period of time, then you may be suffering from one or more kinds of depression. A mood disorder like depression is common, but what kind specifically are you likely experiencing? What Is Depression? Depression is different … Read more

What Is The Definition of Anxiety?

Anxiety is a big deal, affecting millions of U.S. adults and children. Being a member of this group isn’t a reason to be ashamed; it simply means others experience similar feelings and symptoms, and you’re not alone. It’s a serious mental health disorder that is treatable with therapy or medicine, like ketamine. Symptoms of anxiety … Read more

Does PTSD Cause Dissociation?

Woman with multiple identities

If you’ve lived through a traumatic experience, you may suffer symptoms like avoidance or relationship trouble. But symptoms related to consciousness, memory, and self-identity could be warning signs of a subcategory of post-traumatic stress disorder called dissociation. Many people can lessen harmful symptoms with therapies, including medicine or ketamine infusion treatment. WHAT IS PTSD? It’s … Read more