Psychiatry In Los Angeles

Known as the “City of Angels,” Los Angeles is home to over four million people and is widely known for its vital role in the entertainment industry. As the largest city in California and birthplace of Hollywood, Los Angeles is filled with star power and iconic landmarks. However, despite the sunshine, beaches and entertainment scene, Angelinos, like many Californians, struggle with their mental health. Luckily, Neuro Wellness Spa offers Psychiatry, TMS Therapy and Ketamine Therapy in Los Angeles as part of our mental health treatment programs.

Living with a mental illness can take a toll on your day-to-day life. Managing daily tasks can become difficult — especially if your symptoms are not responding adequately to treatment. Psychiatrists in Los Angeles are working to increase access to excellent mental health care. In addition to conventional treatments like medication and talk therapy, more patients are choosing alternative options to finally ditch the side effects and feel all the way better. 

One popular alternative psychiatric treatment option in Los Angeles, TMS therapy, is a non-invasive, drug-free, and FDA-cleared treatment with minimal downtime that is safe and effective for a range of conditions affecting mental health and cognition. Additionally, ketamine therapy is a rapid-acting treatment for mood disorders and neuropathic pain that has been hailed as arguably the most significant development in psychiatry during the past few decades.

Mental Health Statistics in Los Angeles

Mental health disorders are among the most common health conditions faced by Californians: Nearly 1 in 6 California adults experience a mental illness of some kind, and 1 in 24 have a serious mental illness that makes it difficult to carry out major life activities.

Mental health is also a public health crisis in Los Angeles. According to a recent report, 9% of Angelinos have been diagnosed with depression and over 30% of people report that they feel depressed. 

It is no secret that the entertainment industry takes a heavy emotional, mental, and physical toll on people. Given the film industry’s standards, many workers feel added stress and pressure in their lives. According to a recent report, these and other mental health challenges seem to more adversely affect women and young adults (ages 18-25). 

Notably, the number of young people in California who seriously considered suicide has been increasing. Statistics report that the suicidal thought rate among people aged 18-25 was 6.8% from 2008-2012, but from 2013-2017 it rose to 8.8%. 

These statistics are particularly tragic because they are preventable. They arise to a large degree from the need to increase awareness about mental health disorders and their treatments, so that stigma doesn’t impede those from seeking safe, highly effective treatment. At Neuro Wellness Spa, we’re on a mission to improve lives using the most innovative, established treatments— and to make it exceedingly easy to access exemplary psychiatry throughout Los Angeles.

Benefits of TMS Therapy In Los Angeles

Unlike medications which can take 6-8 weeks to exert their full effects, most patients experience improvement in 2 weeks with TMS therapy. Patients can drive themselves to and from treatments and get back to their day right away, including work or school. Plus, TMS therapy is covered by most insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, United Healthcare, and others.

There are many reasons why patients choose TMS therapy. These include:

  • Twice as effective as medication
  • Covered by most insurance
  • FDA-cleared
  • Little to no side effects
  • Zero downtime
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments

Since its FDA clearance in 2008 for depression and 2018 for OCD and cigarette cessation, TMS is also a promising treatment for a range of other conditions affecting mental health and cognition.  Notably, TMS in Los Angeles is a safe and effective treatment for:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Substance use disorder (aids in addiction relapse prevention)
  • Cigarette cessation
  • Bipolar depression
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Benefits of Ketamine Therapy In Los Angeles

Designated as a ‘breakthrough therapy’ by the FDA, ketamine can rapidly—often within an hour or two—lift the symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and other conditions. After a short series of repeated doses, this effect typically extends out for weeks to months.

Ketamine is an FDA-approved anesthetic that is used to treat mood, anxiety and pain. For most patients, ketamine provides a temporary dissociative effect that provides relief from symptoms associated with chronic pain disorders and mental health concerns. Ketamine also has transformative effects on an individual’s worldview and may enhance feelings of: creativity, purpose, serenity, insight, inspiration, empathy, openness to new ideas, psychological rebirth, among others.

There are two main types of ketamine therapy:

  • Spravato/S-Ketamine. Given as a nasal spray, esketamine uses only the “S” molecule. Esketamine is FDA approved for treatment-resistant depression and suicidal ideation..
  • Intravenous/IV Ketamine. Given as an infusion into the bloodstream, racemic ketamine is a mixture of two mirror-image molecules: “R” and “S” ketamine. Racemic ketamine is FDA approved as an anesthetic, and used off-label to treat mood and chronic pain disorders. 

Ketamine’s effectiveness is more than double that of traditional antidepressants. Additionally ketamine works rapidly, in hours to days, compared to antidepressants which take weeks to exert their full effects. Following treatment, patients report beneficial shifts in awareness or perspective, and identify more strongly with positive self-images and values and often describe a newfound sense of meaning or purpose. Ketamine therapy has also been found to increase compassion, reduce anxiety symptoms, and increase joy in living.

Benefits of ketamine therapy include:

  • Twice as effective as antidepressants
  • Works rapidly, in hours or days
  • Can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments
  • Enhances feelings of creativity, purpose, perspective, serenity, insight, inspiration, gratitude, empathy, connection with others and the world
  • Helps patients disengage from routine thought patterns, heal unhealthy neural pathways and achieve clarity

Begin Psychiatry In Los Angeles Today

It’s no secret that, when it comes to overall well-being, mental health is just as important as physical health. When people feel emotionally, psychologically, and socially secure, they are able to thrive and reach their full potentials. Although mental health conditions are treatable and can improve greatly with treatment, many people struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental health diagnoses fail to get adequate psychiatric care. 

If you or a loved one is experiencing lingering mental health symptoms or unwanted side effects from medication, ketamine or TMS treatment in Los Angeles could be the next step. At Neuro Wellness Spa, it’s our philosophy to provide comprehensive, individualized and evidence-based mental health care for all. We understand that addressing mental health symptoms cannot be a “one size fits all” approach.

Our commitment to our patients goes beyond symptom remission to enhanced overall wellbeing.
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For more information about the services we offer or whether IV Ketamine for PTSD is covered by your insurance provider, contact us today.

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    My life has completely changed with ketamine therapy. My therapist even said she had never seen such incredible progress in such a short amount of time.

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    After eight weeks of MeRT treatments, our son is now more verbal and much happier. He started communicating with us and making jokes.

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    I was amazed that Spravato relieved my symptoms after a lifetime of struggle. Today, I’m leading a class in mental health, working in my greenhouse & spending time at the beach with my dog, Oshi.

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