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Patient Update Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mar 20th, 2020

Palo Alto Mind Body Patient Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)    In response to the recent Bay Area shelter-in-place order, our clinic will remain open to provide your treatments which are medically necessary to maintain your mental and physical health.  To avoid a recurrence of symptoms, please keep to your regular treatment...

Good Weather May Not Be Enough to Improve Your Mood This Summer: Ketamine Can Help May 31st, 2019

While you probably know that winter, darkness, and cold weather can bring on seasonal depression, you would think that the summer weather would do the opposite. And for some, it does boost their mood. For other people, though, the nice weather is not enough — or even worse, it brings...

How to Prepare for Your Ketamine Treatment May 6th, 2019

Depression is a common condition affecting about 16 million Americans every year. It can severely impact your life by interfering with your sleeping, eating, or working as well as with personal relationships. Depression is a complex mental health condition and one that can be challenging to alleviate. Fortunately, most people...

How Ketamine Infusion Can Help In the Fight Against Chronic Pain Apr 12th, 2019

Ketamine is a medication that has long been used in hospitals as an anesthetic — that is, a drug to relieve or prevent pain during surgery or a procedure. Over the years, it’s also been used illicitly as a recreational drug on the street and at clubs, where it often...

Treat Your Depression with Newly FDA Approved Spravato Mar 21st, 2019

Although depression is widespread — over 16 million adults experienced a major depressive episode in the last year — there is still a stigma attached to the disease. Studies estimate that about 15% of adults will experience depression in their lifetime, yet more than a third of those with depression...

How to Know if IV Ketamine Treatments Are a Good Option for You Feb 11th, 2019

Depression is a common mental health issue — but a health issue that people are still reluctant to discuss. More than 16 million adults in the United States experienced major depression in the last year with about 10 million of those people having a depressive episode so serious that it...

Understanding the First Steps of Treating PTSD Jan 15th, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can happen to anyone who has witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. About one in 11 people will have PTSD in their lifetime. Women are more likely to experience it than men, and veterans have a higher rate of PTSD than the general public. PTSD is...

What are the Options for Remedying Treatment-Resistant Postpartum Depression? Dec 18th, 2018

Depression is difficult to deal with at any time in your life, but it can be particularly painful during the postpartum time period. There’s a lot of joy that comes with a successful pregnancy and delivery. But there’s a tremendous amount of stress and responsibility too. Your hormones are in...

Suicide is the Tenth Leading Cause of Death: Ketamine Treatment can Provide Dec 17th, 2018

The most recent data, accumulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and cited by the National Institute of Mental Health, reveals that an estimated 45,000 people chose suicide in 2016. That’s more than double the 19,362 murders committed in the United States in the same time frame. It’s...

The Adolescent Depression Epidemic and How Ketamine Therapy Can Help Dec 12th, 2018

Most adults expect teens to go through a period of mood swings, physical changes, and social discomfort during adolescence. With all the hormonal shifts and lifestyle changes experienced throughout the teen years, the crying jags, poor self-esteem, and moodiness mayother issues may all seem rather normal. Unfortunately, a wealth of...

What to expect during your ketamine therapy Dec 6th, 2018

Millions of Americans face the challenges of major depressive disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues daily. Unfortunately, as many as a third of the men and women undergoing treatment with traditional antidepressant or anti-anxiety medications find little to no relief from their chronic symptoms. It can take six...

How Ketamine Differs from Antidepressants Nov 29th, 2018

Mental illnesses, especially depression, are increasingly grabbing headlines as suicide and homicide rates are on the rise. Though depression doesn’t always end so tragically, it can make millions of people feel like life doesn’t have much to offer. While some have found relief with antidepressants, as many as a third...

Choosing a Ketamine Provider to Treat Your Depression Oct 24th, 2018

Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects millions of Americans. It causes a range of symptoms, including a sad or anxious mood, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, irritability, guilt, and a loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities.   Most people with depression find relief from antidepressant medications, psychological...

How Ketamine is Helping Patients With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Sep 10th, 2018

Although PTSD is usually associated with military veterans who were subjected to extreme trauma and frightening life-and-death situations, anyone can develop PTSD, including children. The National Center for PTSD estimates that seven out of 100 people in the US will suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives. You...