How Members of the Military are More Affected by Mood Disorders

How Military are More Affected by Mood Disorders | Los Angeles KetamineMembers of military services are typically stationed in risky and challenging conflict regions. Over a period of time they may suffer from consideration psychological and emotional ups and downs, particularly when they are away from family for an extended length of time or are involved in the war zone.

In such tough conditions, military personnel may experience different types of trauma, which can leave an impact even when they have reunited with their family and are looking forward to resuming a regular life back home. Female veterans and older veterans are specific groups who may also be affected by trauma.

Many of the members of the military may be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is a serious mental health condition. Traditional antidepressant therapies may not be very effective or may be slow to produce results, apart from having unpleasant side effects.

Ketamine Therapy is one of the more reliable treatments in such cases, particularly when the patient has been declared treatment resistant. Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles, led by Dr. Steven L Mandel, provides ketamine infusion treatments to patients of PTSD and other medical conditions in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and surrounding communities in this part of The Golden State.


Combat Related Trauma

Mood disorders and major depressive disorders are more often seen in service members and veterans who have survived highly stressful war conditions. Having between away from home for long time spells with very little communication, or suffering from physical injury, pain and trauma during war activities, may lead to depression or mood disorders in the long run.   

If the military member has witnessed one of their close friends or fellow members become the victim of war brutality, it may sometimes leave a deep impact on an emotional and psychological level. Mood disorder symptoms may not immediately arise in such cases, but will often appear over a period of time and will affect their physical and mental health.

Military members may sometimes also become victims of terrorist activities and may respond to such traumatic events in different ways. A violent event may create deep-seated feelings of anger, fear, concern or helplessness. This can have long term effects such as serious mood disorders or symptoms of depression.


Common Response

Violent events in the life of a military member can trigger a range of reactions later on, which may include:

  • Severe mood disorders
  • Symptoms of PTSD or bipolar disorder
  • Irregular sleep patterns, quick anger, alcoholism
  • Avoid social events and reminders of trauma
  • Becoming overly guarded, vigilant or protective
  • Becoming obsessed with danger


Ketamine Infusion Therapy

One of the safe, sagacious, and effective treatment options for military service members who are victims of acute mood disorders is Ketamine Therapy. Low dose treatments of ketamine can produce rapid results while avoiding unpleasant side effects associated with antidepressants, and restore mental health and calmness.

Ketamine Infusion Therapy can be conveniently performed as an in-office procedure. The standout and committed Dr. Mandel receives patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, and nearby areas for ketamine infusion treatments for mood disorders.

For more information about treatments for depression, bipolar, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, pain syndromes and other conditions contact us at the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles in Southern California (Orange County) by clicking here or calling  310-270-0625 

Treating patients from LA, Beverly Hills, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Sacramento,CA,  Las Vegas, NV and many other cities from west to east coast.

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