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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.

What is Mental Health?

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.

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?

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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 Disorders

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).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is compounding?

Compounding is a specific process by which a pharmacist prepares customized medications to treat unique healthcare needs when no commercially available medication can address those needs adequately. For example, if you require an unavailable dosage, formula, flavor, or strength – or if there is a nationwide drug shortage of a commercially available drug – Valor Compounding Pharmacy can prepare that medication for you with a prescription from your provider.

What is the difference between commercially available medications and compounded medications?

Compounding is a specific process by which a pharmacist prepares customized medications to treat unique healthcare needs when no commercially available medication can address those needs adequately. For example, if you require an unavailable dosage, formula, flavor, or strength – or if there is a nationwide drug shortage of a commercially available drug – Valor Compounding Pharmacy can prepare that medication for you with a prescription from your provider.

How are compounded medications customized?

With a physician’s prescription, a compounding pharmacist can adjust dosage for strength or quantity, change the medication’s form (e.g., create a liquid for a child or adult who cannot swallow a pill), formulate the medication to exclude non-essential ingredients (i.e.. dyes, gluten, sugar, lactose, preservatives), or flavor certain medications for adherence to taking the medication.

Are compounded prescriptions safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes that the practice of pharmacy compounding is an alternative for patients who require medication that is not commercially available, or not available due to drug shortages. To ensure patient safety, all compounded prescriptions must be prescribed by a licensed provider and created by a licensed pharmacist. In addition, the products and supplies used by Valor Compounding Pharmacy come from FDA-registered and inspected wholesaler facilities.

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