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Improve Your Anxiety for Free and At-Home

Anxiety is often a reaction to life’s daily stressors. We’ve probably all experienced anxiety to some extent whether due to a big event, deadline or setback. There are many reasons to feel anxious that are considered normal human behavior. However, since anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder in the U.S., it’s important to recognize when anxiety becomes excessive.

5 Ways To Calm Down Quickly

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  It can be very hard to calm down during a panic attack. Those who suffer from anxiety disorder know all too well about the crippling feelings of being overwhelmed, worry and, fear. These factors can ignite our fight or flight response and cause physical symptoms like sweaty palms, tremors and a racing heart beat. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to calm down, stop panic attacks, and have a peace of mind.

Ketamine Treatment to Calm Bipolar Mood Swings without Weight Gain

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Traditional treatments for bipolar disorder come with a host of symptoms including weight gain. Unlike Ketamine, most of today’s commonly prescribed medications can have side effects such as fatigue, sexual dysfunction, gastrointestinal disturbances, and weight gain. Bipolar disorder is commonly treated with mood stabilizers, like antipsychotics, and antidepressants.

Antidepressants vs Ketamine and Weight Gain

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  Traditional treatments for depression  include medications like SSRIs or SNRIs or other new generation antidepressants. Unfortunately, some studies show that certain antidepressant medications can cause a weight gain of 10 pounds or more. Ketamine is an innovative antidepressant that provide rapid relief of depressive symptoms without causing weight gain as a side effect.