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Open Apology to Anyone With Depression

This apology is for all the people with depression I’ve spoken with, written with, worked with and met, and all the lovely souls dedicated to helping us spread the word on depression and mental illness at the University of Colorado Depression Center: I’m sorry. I didn’t get it. I owe you an apology. A huge one. Read … Read more

What a Ketamine infusion is like?

Ketamine

KETAMINE is a medicine developed more than 50 years ago for anesthesia during surgery, and has been used for that purpose since that time in children, adults, and animals. More recently, KETAMINE has been found to be a valuable and highly effective treatment for major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and certain … Read more

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

A film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET

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

Interview Opportunity for Today.com

Interview Opportunity for Today.com A writer for TODAY/NBC.com is doing a feature on bipolar disorder and is looking for a woman to interview. It’s to be an upbeat, everyman type story which will help people understand bipolar disorder who are completely unfamiliar with it. Note that the interviewee’s must be willing to disclose her full … Read more

Moods-Hypomanic

hypomanic

Hypomanic An abnormality of mood resembling mania. but of lesser intensity. A distinct period of persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood, lasting throughout 4 days, but is not severe enough to cause marked impairment in social or occupational functioning. Three or more symptoms present to a significant degree: Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity Decreased need for … Read more

Moods-Manic

manic

Mental or physic hyperactivity, disorganization of activity and elevation of mood. Manic episodes typically begin suddenly, with rapid escalation of symptoms over a few days. A distinctive period of abnormally and persistently elevated, or irritable mood, lasting at least 1 week. The disturbance causes marked impairment with occupation, social activities or relationships. Three or more … Read more

NIH researchers discover Ketamine can lift depression in hours or even minutes

Ketamine

In a series of studies carried out by NIH, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, working together with the National Institutes of Mental Health, researchers discovered how Ketamine can lift Depression in a matter of hours or even minutes — when administered in a controlled setting, adding that the effects of a … Read more

Experimental Medication Lifts Depression Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder Within an Hour

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People with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder experienced relief from symptoms of depression in as little as 40 minutes after an intravenous dose of the anesthetic medication ketamine in a preliminary study; while the patient group was small, this work adds to evidence that compounds in the class to which ketamine belongs have potential as rapid and … Read more