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When youre asked how youre doing while dealing with depression?

For most people, this is an easy question to answer. For those of us who struggle with mental illnesses, we just put on our masks and attempt to act “normal.” We answer your question with something like “I’m fine,” “I’m good,” or “How are you?” Those of us who struggle with depression may be experiencing … Read more

Kiwis worlds largest study-Antidepressant drug Ketamine


The world’s largest trial of ketamine’s antidepressant potential includes Kiwi patients. Kiwi patients (a nickname for New Zealanders) are taking part in the largest ever clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of ‘club drug’ ketamine in the treatment of depression.

Ketamine is used illicitly as an hallucinogenic recreational drug and clinically as an anaesthetic. It is not approved for clinical use in depression treatment in New Zealand, where it is a class C drug.

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FDA approves expedited development/review of the drug Esketamine

A pharmaceutical company announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved expedited development and review of the drug esketamine, commonly called ketamine, in treating major depression. Ketamine has been approved as an anesthetic for humans and animals and is one of the most popular painkillers for children in emergency rooms across the country. It’s also popular as both a party … Read more

New Zealand & Australia to conduct Ketamine trial for depression.

Two hundred patients who’ve failed to get better using existing treatments will take part – some getting a placebo, the rest twice-weekly ketamine treatments. Previous trials have shown ketamine “produces rapid antidepressant effects within hours”, says research leader UNSW Professor Colleen Loo, but the long-term effects aren’t yet known. “This trial will allow us to … Read more


Light Beneath Their Feet

I would like to recommend a movie which I believe DBSA Tucson and the community will be very interested to see. I produced a feature film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET revolving around a family dealing with bipolar disorder that just completed a 25+ city theatrical release and garnered excellent reviews, including this 4-star … Read more

Ketamine & Treatment resistant depression (TRD)

From Author information 1. Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 2. Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 3. Department of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Abstract Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a disabling disorder that can interfere with a patient’s capacity to … Read more

13 things to remember when you love a person who has depression

Quotes on Depression

1. Depression is not a choice. Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things … Read more

Paul is in Banner South (not Crc)

He called me  8-3,  self admitted, again. Wants phone calls from friends, that’s you. He’d like to talk to Dbsa friends, please call him, these #’s below are PATIENT phones. They answer. Ask for ask for Paul Atkinson. 520-874-2912 or 520-874-2906. To visit, you must state his first/last name. Behavioral Health Pavilion (east wing) 2800 E. Ajo Way … Read more