Category: Anxiety and Depression

December 20, 2017
Ketamine for Depression

Announcing a New Service: Ketamine for Depression

The Wholeness Center is pleased to offer ketamine treatment options to Northern Colorado. This innovative treatment has seen an explosion of interest over the last few years. After a few years of training and study, Craig Heacock MD and Scott Shannon MD are now accepting patients for evaluation and treatment with ketamine for depression.

Ketamine is a generic medication in worldwide use in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Pain Medicine and Veterinary Medicine since the 1960’s. In 2006 Carlos Zarate, a researcher at NIMH documented the value of ketamine in providing relief for treatment resistant depression (failed at least three prior treatments). Since then, a wide range of studies has documented robust response rates not only in severe depression, but also for suicidal ideation and bipolar depression. Recent reports find benefit for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well. The response occurs either immediately or within a few hours, quite unusual for psychiatry as most medicines take weeks to show a response. The biggest struggle for ketamine with depression has been finding maintenance schedules that make the response enduring.

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August 24, 2017

what is biofeedback therapyHave you ever wished you could simply will your symptoms to disappear? With biofeedback you may be able to do just that by using the power of your mind to reduce stress and help improve your health.

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a type of mind-body therapy that enables you — in a mind-over-matter approach — to use your thoughts and mind to control and influence your body. Biofeedback is based on the scientifically confirmed idea that individuals have the ability to regulate several body processes that were previously thought to be purely automatic in the body.

June 12, 2017

natural anxiety remediesAnxiety is a natural physiologic response to stress. Everyone experiences differing levels of anxiety but it’s considered to be a problem or a disorder when these feelings do not go away. Different types of anxiety range from general anxiety which includes difficulty thinking, irritability, and panic disorder with attacks of fear, to social anxiety. Constant anxiety can lead to physical symptoms including difficulty sleeping, abdominal pain, digestive issues and hormone imbalances including thyroid dysfunction.

If you have concerns about your anxiety it’s best to be evaluated by a mental health professional. You can additionally treat and lessen anxiety naturally by following certain dietary and nutritional supplemental changes at home. 

Things To Avoid

Try to stay away from, or limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption. As a stimulant, caffeine