Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. It affects how you think, feel, and act, and how we handle stress, anxiety, and moods. There are compounding options for managing the ups and downs of everyday life, such as compounded oral ketamine USP medications.

Your mental wellbeing may affect many aspects of your life, from small moments of anxiety or seasonal depression, to regular, more frequent occurrences.

When feeling stressed or anxious, your brain will involuntarily dysfunction. Stress interrupts regular brain patterns called synaptic connections, which are the actual physical connections between the neurons in your brain. When those connections are disrupted, your brain struggles to manage all of the incoming messages from the world around you. As a result, mental health conditions may affect your day-to-day life.

Some possible mental health conditions or illnesses that your doctor may prescribe a custom compounded prescription may include:

Anxiety Disorders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States with over 40 million adults diagnosed. These include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, and other mood disorder.

Symptoms include:

  • Having a persistent, excessive fear or worry,​
  • Feelings of apprehension​
  • Feeling tense or jumpy
  • ​​Restlessness or irritability
  • Anticipating the worst and being watchful for signs of danger
  • Pounding or racing heart​
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating, tremors, and twitches​​
  • Headaches, fatigue and insomnia​
  • Upset stomach, frequent urination, or diarrhea

Depression or Depressive Disorder

Related to anxiety, more than 19 million adults in the United States experience at least one major depressive episode in a year. It is more than feeling sad or going through a rough patch. Rather, it is a condition that requires understanding and medical care. Causes may include trauma, genetics, life circumstances, brain changes, drug and alcohol misuse, and other medical conditions.

Symptoms include:

  • Changes in sleep or fatigue
  • Changes in appetite, either eating more or less, or weight changes
  • Lack of focus and energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness or suicidal thoughts
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Changes in movement
  • Loss of interest in activities

Additional Mental Health Disorders where a compounded oral ketamine medication may help includes bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, bad habits, and even lack of purpose are genuine, and may be introduced during low points of your life. This overwhelming feeling can be discussed with your mental healthcare professional, such as a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist.

Did you know…

1 in 5 adults experience mental illness each year,
which is about 52 million people in the US, yet only about 40% ever seek treatment

Let’s take the first steps together to take care of your mental health

Everyone’s path to mental wellbeing is different. When unusual feelings, thoughts, or other symptoms last longer than approximately two weeks, it may be an indication to take care of your mental health. As a first step, you may choose to make some lifestyle changes, add a custom prescription medication, or both.

Valor can work with your physician or if you would like, refer you to telehealth physicians* to help determine the path best fit for you. We can compound medications in various dosage forms, flavors, and in strengths not commercially available.

*Depending on your state of residence.

Creating a plan with your doctor

Mental health is best managed with a wellness plan between you and your doctor.

Lifestyle Changes

​​Physical activity, intake of nutrients (food, drink, vitamins), and the practice of a peaceful mind are all parts of your lifestyle. Exercise has been known, and well documented, to be an essential tool in everyone’s mood-boosting arsenal.

Three key lifestyle changes you can make, today!

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States with over 40 million adults diagnosed. These include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, and other mood disorder.

  • Eat – Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals is a great first step!​
  • Move – Up to 30 minutes of moving your body, 3-5 days a week is all you need.
  • Breathe – Take 5 minutes right now, close your eyes, and take some slow, deep breaths.

Psychotherapy complemented by compounded oral ketamine therapy
may reduce your mental illness symptoms

Ketamine USP is a non-narcotic, non-addictive neuropathic pain reliever that was synthesized by Parke-Davis in the early 1960s. Researchers have reported that the use of low-dose ketamine USP for the treatment of severe anxiety, chronic pain, and severe depression, including in hospice or palliative care.

Oral Ketamine Compounds We Make

At Valor Compounding Pharmacy, we compound an alternative to traditional medications, using ketamine USP, as an active ingredient. Ketamine USP has been shown to restore connections in the brain that have been lost due to psychiatric disorders, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Your doctor may also prescribe Ondansetron to prevent nausea while under this therapy. This medication is dissolved under your tongue.

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What makes Compounded Medication Different?

The pharmacists at Valor Compounding Pharmacy work closely with specialty ketamine clinics, psychiatrists, and mental health clinics to understand and assist with the course of treatment. As with all compounds, medications are prescribed based on your needs.

​​At low doses, ketamine USP is being used for quick, short durations of effectiveness that hold little to no side effects (as found in various reported studies). The key, long-lasting effects of prescribed oral ketamine medication are the ability of cells within the brain to form new connections with one another.

If you, or someone you know, is at immediate risk of self-harm or hurting another person, please call 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24/7 via a toll-free number 1-800-273-8255 for anyone experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

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