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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

Depressed: The Ketamine breakthrough – Part1

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If you’ve never suffered from depression, true debilitating depression, consider yourself blessed. More than one out of ten people who suffer from clinical depression will end their own life. For those who have never witnessed a friend or family member who is depressed, it’s hard to understand how someone would kill themselves. But for those … 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

Merriment When You Don’t Feel Merry

christmas-blues

Do you hate the holidays? The holiday season affects mental health. All the merriment can increase a sense of depression, anxiety, and isolation. Festivities can exacerbate the stresses and symptoms of eating disorders. In general, the people, sights, smells, and sounds can be overwhelming for almost anyone living with a mental illness. More…

Michigan practice uses Ketamine to treat Depression

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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

A billionaire’s battle with depression-Doug Meijer-Ketamine

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Depression does not discriminate. Doug Meijer says his battle with the illness is proof positive. “The old saying ‘money can’t buy happiness,’ it’s true,” Meijer said. The West Michigan grocery store executive spoke about his struggle with depression for the first time in a television interview with 24 Hour News … Read more

Esketamine Receives Breakthrough Designation from F.D.A. for Major Depressive Disorder with Imminent Risk for Suicide.

FDA action marks second Breakthrough Therapy Designation for intranasal esketamine, highlighting its potential as treatment for patients with major depressive disorder who are at imminent risk for suicide and for those with treatment-resistant depression http://www.jnj.com/news/all/Esketamine-Receives-Breakthrough-Therapy-Designation-from-US-Food-and-Drug-Administration-for-Major-Depressive-Disorder-with-Imminent-Risk-for-Suicide

CNN-Ketamine depression treatment

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(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration put the experimental drug esketamine (also known as ketamine) on the fast track to official approval for use in treating major depression, Janssen Pharmaceutical announced Tuesday. This designated “breakthrough therapy” would offer psychiatrists a new method for treating patients with suicidal tendencies and would qualify as the first new treatment … Read more