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The Link Between Trauma and Depression Oct 8th, 2020

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects more than 16 million Americans. It’s a complex condition, and it’s often characterized by feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and disinterest in daily life. Although it’s common, it can impact every individual differently. There’s often no clear cause of depression, but for...

4 Types of OCD and What to Do About Them Sep 29th, 2020

Nearly 7 million American adults have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), which is a type of anxiety that triggers persistent obsessions and compulsions. Often negative and distressing, compulsions can quickly inhibit your ability to participate fully in everyday life.  Everyone has recurring thoughts and actions from time to time, but for...

If You’re Struggling with Intrusive Thoughts, Ketamine Can Help Aug 23rd, 2020

Nearly 6 million Americans report experiencing intrusive thoughts. And studies estimate that many more don’t disclose intrusive thoughts they may have to their doctors or therapists. Put simply, intrusive thoughts are unwanted, recurring thoughts that you can’t seem to control. They might be violent or disturbing in nature, and they...

3 Treatments for Chronic Migraines Jul 27th, 2020

More than 38 million Americans experience migraine headaches, and for 4 million of that number, these headaches are chronic. Chronic migraines have the power to diminish your quality of life, affect your performance at work or school, and more.  Migraines are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. But, at Ketamine...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 18th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Anxiety Disorders: When to Seek Help Jun 15th, 2020

Are you always worried or on edge? Do you feel like something bad is just about to happen? Or do you struggle to quiet your thoughts when you go to sleep at night? All these could be signs of an anxiety disorder. A common mental health condition, anxiety can cause...

How to Prepare for Your Ketamine Treatment May 8th, 2020

Are you curious about the benefits of ketamine? A drug traditionally used for anesthetic purposes, ketamine therapy is a powerful treatment that can help you overcome pain or illness that may be holding you back from enjoying life.  Annette Lusko, DO, and our team at Ketamine Integrative Medicine specialize in...

How Ketamine Infusion Therapy Offers Hope for Those Trying to Kick Substance Abuse Apr 15th, 2020

An estimated 20 million Americans have substance use disorders. Substance abuse, also called addiction, is an uncontrollable urge to use harmful substances despite negative effects on your health and life. Alcohol abuse is the most common type of substance abuse. People can also get addicted to prescription and illegal drugs....

If Traditional Medications Haven't Helped Your Migraine Pain, Ketamine Therapy May Mar 11th, 2020

Thirty-nine million adults and children in the United States live with migraines. Migraine headaches are characterized by localized pain on one side of the head, visual disturbances, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people even suffer nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.   Migraine pain is common, and it can be...

What are the Options for Remedying Treatment-Resistant Postpartum Depression? Feb 1st, 2020

About 15% of new moms experience postpartum depression, a form of severe depression that can develop during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. Different than “baby blues,” postpartum depression is a severe mood disorder that often requires medical care. Pregnancy and having a baby causes dramatic changes in your body...

The Adolescent Depression Epidemic and How Ketamine Therapy Can Help Jan 9th, 2020

Teens experience more societal pressure and stress today than ever before. Whether it’s bullying or pressure to perform in school or sports, it’s no surprise that adolescent depression and anxiety diagnoses are on the rise. In fact, nearly 20% of teens will be affected by depression by the time they...

Ketamine is Helping Patients With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dec 1st, 2019

Ketamine infusion therapy is growing in popularity as a treatment for a number of mental health conditions. First used as an anesthetic, ketamine has pain-relieving and relaxing effects when used under medical supervision.  A growing number of doctors are recommending ketamine therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. About 8%...

How Ketamine Differs From Antidepressants Nov 4th, 2019

Ketamine and antidepressants both target brain chemicals that regulate your mood, but that’s where their similarities end. The exceptional value of ketamine lies in the way it differs from antidepressants — a benefit that can make the difference between life and death for patients with severe depression and suicidal tendencies....

What Are Ketamine Infusions and How Can They Relieve My Chronic Pain? Oct 23rd, 2019

If you have chronic pain, you’re not alone. This issue, defined as pain that lasts for months or even years, affects millions of men and women across the United States. In fact, more than 26 million American adults suffer from frequent back pain, one of the most common locations of...