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TIME Mag Ketamine article, New Hope for Depression

Time Magazine Ketamine, depression article. 2017

© Copyright Time Magazine 2017 Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list–half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs–are all crossed out. “My therapist says he’s never had this … Read more…

Inside Los Angeles Clinic That Uses Ketamine to Treat Depression

Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles

Depression is all too common, especially among people in the tech sector. That’s why denizens of Silicon Beach have been flocking to a local clinic that offers a radical alternative when standard treatments fall short. But Mandel is well past the trial stage in his own practice. He’s been operating the Ketamine Clinics of Los … Read more…

‘Special K’ finds market as costly off-label option to treat mental disorders

med.stanford.edu

As research shows that the hallucinogen is a potentially powerful treatment for intractable mental disorders, and academics continue to debate its safety, private clinics across the country offer the drug to patients now. Geuris “Jerry” Rivas, a native of New York, was diagnosed with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder when he was 15. Obsessions with organizing and … Read more…

Local news review the Dbsa Wellness Tracker

DBSA Wellness Tracker

CHICAGO (WLS) — We use apps on our phones for just about everything, but can an app make you feel better, sleep more or calm down? The potential for smartphone therapy is enormous, doctors say. Dbsa Wellness Tracker, from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Every year, 20 percent of Americans have symptoms of depression or … Read more…

Swab of your DNA can help doctors prescribe the best for meds for Mood disorders

Genesight Psychotropic Sample Report

The GeneSight Psychotropic laboratory developed a test that analyzes how your genes affect the way your body may respond to FDA-approved medicines commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or other behavioral health conditions. Treatments can involve much trial and error when it comes to medications, as not everyone responds the same way … Read more…

6 Things To Say to Someone Who Has Depression

6 things to say to some suicidal

We’ve all seen the lists explaining what not to say to someone with depression; never say, “Cheer up!” or “Just snap out of it!”, for example, because doing so just makes things worse for the afflicted individual, and it becomes painfully obvious you don’t understand that depression isn’t just sadness, it’s a disease. So what … Read more…

Mental illness and depression are the mother of all bitches. Robin Williams.

Robin Williams

When Robin Williams Comforted Me in the Airport After My Husband’s Suicide. On Monday, August 11, 2014, I was sitting with my kids outside playing. They were in a wagon singing “So Long, Farewell” and pretending they were sailing to Ireland to pick up trash on their next expedition. A text from a dear friend … Read more…

Michigan practice uses Ketamine to treat Depression

Michiganpain.com

Dr. Mark Gostine, co-founder of Michigan Pain Consultants, said chronic pain and depression go hand in hand, which is why 40 to 50 percent of his practice’s patients are on anti-depressant. “People with chronic pain frequently suffer from depression,” Gostine said. “ Read More

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…

Ketamine clinics have popped up all over country

September 28, 2016 Ketamine clinics have popped up all over country to administer the drug to patients suffering from major depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. What benefits can this clinical anesthetic turned street drug provide to those suffering from these conditions? Most antidepressant drugs target the serotonin system in ways that increase availability … Read more…

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