The Impact of Depression & Anxiety on Physical Health

The importance of diagnosing and treating mental health disorders is incontestable: with the country’s suicide rate growing at a faster rate than ever—and with a number of celebrity suicides bringing much-needed awareness to the matter—there is no argument that mental wellbeing is an important health concern that deserves our attention and care. However, the physical implications of depression and anxiety are much less talked about—even though a new study shows that they can be as severe as the health concerns caused by obesity or smoking.

Performed by researchers at the University of California – San Francisco, this study showed that individuals with high levels of anxiety and depression were 65% more likely to develop a heart condition, 64% more likely to suffer from a stroke, 50% more likely to have high blood pressure, and 87% more likely to develop arthritis. This is all in addition to the immediate physical manifestations of severe depression: fatigue; decreased pain tolerance; back pain; headaches; vision problems; and nausea…just to name a few.

It’s safe to say that treating mental health disorders could not only improve an individual’s long-term health and wellbeing, but could dramatically cut down on their future healthcare costs.

Our Colorado ketamine clinics have treated countless patients with ketamine infusions for depression and chronic pain. The connection between depression and chronic pain is evident—regardless of whether the symptoms of depression or chronic pain manifest first, one so often leads to the other. Ketamine infusions have been a beacon of hope for these patients, putting an end to this vicious cycle. Now, it seems that ketamine—by alleviating the symptoms of depression and anxiety—may be a mechanism through which an individual’s long-term health can be improved.

Ketamine is 70% effective for alleviating the symptoms of depression and anxiety—it works where traditional antidepressants fail. In fact, ketamine has been hailed as the most important discovery in over 50 years. It can improve a patient’s depressive symptoms within just 1-2 infusions…and, based on the results of this new study, put them on a better trajectory for long-term health and wellbeing. Could you benefit?

Contact Vitalitas Denver

If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD or a chronic pain condition, ketamine infusions could help you now…and in the long run. Find out if you are a candidate and request a free consultation with Vitalitas Denver today. Simply complete the brief form below and a highly experienced member of our team will contact you to answer questions and start you on your journey to health and happiness.

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