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Symptoms

Treatments

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Physical Symptoms

Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose

Changes in Appetite / Weight

Chronic Pain

Convulsions / Seizures

Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts

Dilated Pupils / Blurred Vision

Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination

Engaging in Impulsive / Risky Behavior

Fatigue / Drowsiness

Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented

Psychological Symptoms

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest

Depression / Anxiety

Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits

Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance

Feeling Helpless / Hopeless

Flashbacks / Nightmares

Heightened Impulse

Hypervigilance

Mood Swings

Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior

Your Symptoms:

Possible Conditions:

PTSD TBI Depression

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Physical Symptoms

  • Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts
  • Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains
  • Engaging in Impulsive / Risky Behavior
  • Panic Attacks
  • Higher Range Emotional Reactions (Over Reaction to Stressors)
  • Suicide Attempts

Psychological Symptoms

  • Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits
  • Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance
  • Flashbacks / Nightmares
  • Heightened Impulse
  • Mood Swings
  • Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior
  • Self-Isolation
  • Self-Medication / Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Overview

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.

Diagnosis

The traditional method of diagnosing requires Patient Reporting, and then a Patient Survey, which then a Diagnosis is prepared by a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Primary Care Provider, based off of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

The Invictus Project approach will do Blood Labs, a QSPECT Brain Scan, Brain qEEG, as well as a Patient Survey, giving both a quantitative and qualitative Diagnostics Outlook (going in deeper).

Symptom Management

Anti-anxiety Benzodiazepines

Primarily Treats:

  • Anxiety (Anticipatory)
  • Insomnia

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse;

Side Effects:

Suicide; Anxiety; Confusion; Drowsiness; Dizziness; Fatigue; Agitation; Sweating; Insomnia; Weight loss; Increase in cholesterol; Decrease in appetite; Dry mouth; Constipation; Sexual dysfunction;

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Drowsiness; Low blood pressure; Increased appetite; Weight loss; Sweating; Tremors; Orthostatic hypotension; Dry mouth; Constipation; Blurred vision; Urinary retention

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Suicide; Drowsiness; Dizziness; Headaches; Teeth Clenching; Blurred vision; Nausea; Dry mouth; Insomnia; Weight gain; Diarrhea; Nervousness; Agitation; Sexual dysfunction

Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Nausea; Dry mouth, Dizziness; Sweating; Tiredness; Constipation; Headaches; Weight gain; Upset stomach; Loss of appetite; Insomnia; Increase in blood pressure; Sexual dysfunction

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

Primarily Treats:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT)

Primarily Treats:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Lifestyle Modification

Peer Support

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Exercise / High Endurance Activities

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Symptom Management

Ketamine Infusion

Primarily Treats:

  • Major Depression Disorder
  • Non-psychotic, Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Major Depression
  • Bipolar Major Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Any side effects experienced as a result of Ketamine infusions will go away within an hour of treatment. The most commonly reported side effects include mild nausea, drowsiness, and a temporary increase in blood pressure. The clinical staff will closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate throughout the course of the infusion. Less common side effects include vivid dreams, mood swings, or agitation. If these types of side effects do occur, they are controlled by adjusting the dosage of Ketamine.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Primarily Treats:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Physical presentation or PTSD symptoms

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Heightened Awareness; Lightheadedness; Vivid dreams; Distressing memories

Present Centered Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Lifestyle Modification

Peer Support

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Nutritional Supplements

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

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Side Effects:

*Nutritional supplements should be discussed with provider prior to use

Exercise / High Endurance Activities

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Yoga / Meditation

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Acupuncture / Acupressure

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Chronic Pain;

Side Effects:

Drowsiness; Low blood pressure; Increased appetite; Weight loss; Sweating; Tremors; Orthostatic hypotension; Dry mouth; Constipation; Blurred vision; Urinary retention

TBI

Physical Symptoms

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose
  • Convulsions / Seizures
  • Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts
  • Dilated Pupils / Blurred Vision
  • Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination
  • Fatigue / Drowsiness
  • Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented
  • Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Ringing in Ears / Bad Taste in Mouth / Altered Ability to Smell
  • Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects
  • Slurred Speech / Coma
  • Issues with Memory / Concentration
  • Self-Medication / Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Attempts

Psychological Symptoms

  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits
  • Hypervigilance
  • Heightened Impulse
  • Mood Swings
  • Self-Isolation
  • Suicidal Ideation

Overview

Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body from concussive events such as blast overpressure. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, can also cause traumatic brain injury.

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may affect your brain cells temporarily, however research shows the damage caused by multiple TBI events are cumulative, to include repeated physical blows to the head. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.

Diagnosis

The traditional method of diagnosing requires Patient Reporting, and then a Patient Survey, after which a Diagnosis is prepared by a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Primary Care Provider, based off of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

The Invictus Project approach will do Blood Labs, a QSPECT Brain Scan, Brain qEEG, as well as a Patient Survey, giving both a quantitative and qualitative Diagnostics Outlook (going in deeper).

Symptom Management

DHA (Omega 3 fatty acid)

Primarily Treats:

  • Reduces risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high triglycerides and cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Issues with Memory / Concentration; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

A fishy aftertaste; Bad breath; Indigestion; Nausea; Loose stools; Rash;

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Primarily Treats:

  • Treating diabetic nerve pain, healing wounds, lowering blood sugar

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Issues with Memory / Concentration;

Side Effects:

Nausea; Rashes; Itching

Analgesics

Primarily Treats:

  • Headaches

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Chronic Pain; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains;

Side Effects:

Gastrointestinal ulceration; Bleeding; Depression; Liver damage; Dizziness; Drowsiness; Respiratory symptoms; Constipation; Low blood pressure and heart rate; Nausea; Vomiting; Sexual dysfunction; Weight gain; Dry mouth; Sweating

Anticoagulants

Primarily Treats:

  • Prevents blood clots

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose; Slurred Speech / Coma; Convulsions / Seizures;

Side Effects:

Gastrointestinal ulceration; Bleeding; Depression; Liver damage; Dizziness; Drowsiness; Respiratory symptoms; Constipation; Low blood pressure and heart rate; Nausea; Vomiting; Sexual dysfunction; Weight gain; Dry mouth; Sweating

Anti-anxiety Benzodiazepines

Primarily Treats:

  • Anxiety (Anticipatory)
  • Insomnia

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse;

Side Effects:

Suicide; Anxiety; Confusion; Drowsiness; Dizziness; Fatigue; Agitation; Sweating; Insomnia; Weight loss; Increase in cholesterol; Decrease in appetite; Dry mouth; Constipation; Sexual dysfunction;

Anticonvulsants

Primarily Treats:

  • Prevents Seizures

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Convulsions / Seizures; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Side Effects:

Dizziness; Drowsiness; Fatigue; Nausea; Headaches; Blurred Vision; Tremor; Rash; Weight gain; Liver damage; Kidney damage

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Suicide; Drowsiness; Dizziness; Headaches; Teeth Clenching; Blurred vision; Nausea; Dry mouth; Insomnia; Weight gain; Diarrhea; Nervousness; Agitation; Sexual dysfunction

Muscle Relaxants

Primarily Treats:

  • Muscle Spasms

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Convulsions / Seizures; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains;

Side Effects:

Tiredness; Drowsiness; Fatigue; Weakness; Dizziness; Dry mouth; Depression; Decreased blood pressure

Sedative-Hypnotic Agents

Primarily Treats:

  • Difficulty Sleeping/Staying Asleep

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose; Convulsions / Seizures; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dilated Pupils / Blurred Vision; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Side Effects:

Headaches; Nervousness; Nausea; Apprehension; Irritability; Confusion; Euphoria; Relaxed feeling; Weakness; Tremor; Lack of concentration; Lack of coordination; Insomnia; Chest pains; Increased heart rate; Heartburn; Vomiting; Diarrhea

Stimulants

Primarily Treats:

  • Increases Alertness/attention

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Nausea / Vomiting; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects;

Side Effects:

Fatigue; Anxiety; Depression; Increased blood pressure; Heightened breathing; Increased heart rate

Physical Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Pain – targeted and untargeted

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Convulsions / Seizures; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented;

Occupational Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Pain – targeted

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Convulsions / Seizures; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Speech Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Speech Disorders / Difficulty Speaking

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Slurred Speech / Coma; Depression / Anxiety; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Psychological Counseling

Primarily Treats:

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May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

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Vocational Counseling

Primarily Treats:

  • Personal Goals – Individualized Paths

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Self-Isolation;

Cognitive Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Short Term Behavior Changes

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Ringing in Ears / Bad Taste in Mouth / Altered Ability to Smell; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Acute Rehabilitation

Primarily Treats:

  • Intensive Needs: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Fatigue / Drowsiness;

Day Treatment

Primarily Treats:

  • Placeholder

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Fatigue / Drowsiness;

Outpatient Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Mental, Emotional/ and/or Addictive disorders

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Fatigue / Drowsiness;

Relieve Pressure in the Skull

Primarily Treats:

  • Dependent on age – in adults Headaches, Non responsive Dilation of pupils

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose; Convulsions / Seizures; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Nausea / Vomiting;

Side Effects:

Fatigue; Infections; Headaches

Blood Clot Removal

Primarily Treats:

  • Swelling, Pain, Numbness

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose; Convulsions / Seizures; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dilated Pupils / Blurred Vision; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains; Nausea / Vomiting; Ringing in Ears / Bad Taste in Mouth / Altered Ability to Smell; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Side Effects:

Excess bleeding; Infection; Damage to the blood vessel at the side of the clot; Reaction to anesthesia; Pulmonary embolism

Skull Fracture Repair

Primarily Treats:

  • Pain, Swelling, Bruising behind eyes

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose; Convulsions / Seizures; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains; Nausea / Vomiting; Ringing in Ears / Bad Taste in Mouth / Altered Ability to Smell; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Side Effects:

Headaches; Bumps at the site of surgery; Spotted bleeding; Fatigue; Swelling; Facial weakness

Lifestyle Modification

Rest / Meditation

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior;

Exercise / High Endurance Activities

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Peer Support

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Symptom Management

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Primarily Treats:

  • Decompression sickness
  • Serious infections
  • Wounds that won't heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Cerebrospinal Fluid Excretion Out of Ears / Nose; Convulsions / Seizures; Depression / Anxiety; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dilated Pupils / Blurred Vision; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Ringing in Ears / Bad Taste in Mouth / Altered Ability to Smell; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects; Slurred Speech / Coma;

Side Effects:

Fatigue, Lightheadedness Severe side effects include: Lung damage; Fluid buildup / rupture of the middle ear; Sinus damage; Changes in vision, nearsightedness or myopia; Oxygen poisoning; Seizures

Ketamine Infusion

Primarily Treats:

  • Major Depression Disorder
  • Non-psychotic, Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Major Depression
  • Bipolar Major Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Any side effects experienced as a result of Ketamine infusions will go away within an hour of treatment. The most commonly reported side effects include mild nausea, drowsiness, and a temporary increase in blood pressure. The clinical staff will closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate throughout the course of the infusion. Less common side effects include vivid dreams, mood swings, or agitation. If these types of side effects do occur, they are controlled by adjusting the dosage of Ketamine.

Nutritional Supplements

Primarily Treats:

  • Physical Symptoms (Dependent on supplement)

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

*Nutritional supplements should be discussed with provider prior to use

Lifestyle Modification

Mind Body Practice

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Convulsions / Seizures; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Nausea / Vomiting; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects;

Acupuncture / Acupressure

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Chronic Pain;

Side Effects:

Drowsiness; Low blood pressure; Increased appetite; Weight loss; Sweating; Tremors; Orthostatic hypotension; Dry mouth; Constipation; Blurred vision; Urinary retention

Yoga / Meditation

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Detoxification Programs

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains; Mood Swings; Nausea / Vomiting; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Sensory Deprivation Therapy/ Floatation Tank

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains;

Depression

Physical Symptoms

  • Changes in Appetite / Weight
  • Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts
  • Fatigue / Drowsiness
  • Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains
  • Issues with Memory / Concentration

Psychological Symptoms

  • Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest
  • Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits
  • Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance
  • Feeling Helpless / Hopeless
  • Flashbacks / Nightmares
  • Heightened Impulse
  • Mood Swings
  • Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior
  • Self-Isolation
  • Self-Medication / Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

Overview

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder (MDD) or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it. Depression may require long-term treatment…but don’t get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy, or both.

Diagnosis

The traditional method of diagnosing requires Patient Reporting, and then a Patient Survey, after which a Diagnosis is prepared by a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, or Primary Care Provider, based off of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

The Invictus Project approach will do Blood Labs, a QSPECT Brain Scan, as well as a Patient Survey, giving both a quantitative and qualitative Diagnostics Outlook (going in deeper).

Symptom Management

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Suicide; Drowsiness; Dizziness; Headaches; Teeth Clenching; Blurred vision; Nausea; Dry mouth; Insomnia; Weight gain; Diarrhea; Nervousness; Agitation; Sexual dysfunction

Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Nausea; Dry mouth, Dizziness; Sweating; Tiredness; Constipation; Headaches; Weight gain; Upset stomach; Loss of appetite; Insomnia; Increase in blood pressure; Sexual dysfunction

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation; Depression / Anxiety;

Side Effects:

Drowsiness; Low blood pressure; Increased appetite; Weight loss; Sweating; Tremors; Orthostatic hypotension; Dry mouth; Constipation; Blurred vision; Urinary retention

Anti-anxiety Benzodiazepines

Primarily Treats:

  • Anxiety (Anticipatory)
  • Insomnia

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse;

Side Effects:

Suicide; Anxiety; Confusion; Drowsiness; Dizziness; Fatigue; Agitation; Sweating; Insomnia; Weight loss; Increase in cholesterol; Decrease in appetite; Dry mouth; Constipation; Sexual dysfunction;

Lifestyle Modification

Exercise / High Endurance Activities

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Peer Support

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Talk Therapy

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Psychological Counseling

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Symptom Management

Ketamine Infusion

Primarily Treats:

  • Major Depression Disorder
  • Non-psychotic, Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Major Depression
  • Bipolar Major Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Any side effects experienced as a result of Ketamine infusions will go away within an hour of treatment. The most commonly reported side effects include mild nausea, drowsiness, and a temporary increase in blood pressure. The clinical staff will closely monitor your blood pressure and heart rate throughout the course of the infusion. Less common side effects include vivid dreams, mood swings, or agitation. If these types of side effects do occur, they are controlled by adjusting the dosage of Ketamine.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Helpless / Hopeless; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Blurred Vision; Chest pains; Confusion; Difficulty breathing; Difficulty swallowing; Lightheadedness; Irregular heartbeat; Itching; Sweating; Nervousness; Loss of appetite; Weight loss; Nausea; Uncontrolled eye movement; Bloody / cloudy urine

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Primarily Treats:

  • Depression

May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Helpless / Hopeless; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Headaches; Scalp discomfort; Twitching of facial muscles; Lightheadedness; Seizures; Mania; Hearing loss

Acupuncture / Acupressure

Primarily Treats:

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May Also Treat Following Symptoms:

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Side Effects:

Drowsiness; Low blood pressure; Increased appetite; Weight loss; Sweating; Tremors; Orthostatic hypotension; Dry mouth; Constipation; Blurred vision; Urinary retention

Lifestyle Modification

Nutritional Supplements

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

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Side Effects:

*Nutritional supplements should be discussed with provider prior to use

Mind Body Practice

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Convulsions / Seizures; Depression / Anxiety; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Dizziness / Loss of Balance / Impaired Hand-eye Coordination; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Dazed, Confused or Disoriented; Headaches / Unexplainable Aches & Pains; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Nausea / Vomiting; Sensitivity to Light or Sound / Difficulty in Recognizing Objects;

Yoga / Meditation

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Depression / Anxiety; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse;

Psychotherapy

Helps Generally Treat Symptoms:

Agitation / Irritable / Loss of Interest; Deteriorating Lifestyle Habits; Difficulty Sleeping / Sleeping Unusual Amounts; Emotional Numbness / Avoidance / Fear / Detachment / Hypervigilance; Fatigue / Drowsiness; Feeling Helpless / Hopeless; Flashbacks / Nightmares; Heightened Impulse; Issues with Memory / Concentration; Mood Swings; Recklessness / Self-Destructive Behavior; Self-Isolation; Self-Medication / Substance Abuse; Suicidal Ideation;

Side Effects:

Anxiousness; Confusion; Depression; Negative flashbacks

The best way to diagnose symptoms and define a course of treatment would be to contact us and schedule an appointment.

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