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The Worst Symptoms of Depression We Don’t Talk About

Worst Symptoms of Depression We Don't Talk About

Depression is often shrouded in misunderstanding. Some believe it means simply being sad and unmotivated, when really, the symptoms of depression often have a way of infiltrating everything, from the smallest, most unsuspecting details of life, to the biggest, most significant aspects of life. And trying to explain this often feels like trying to hold … Read more…

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

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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…

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…

What Is Depression?

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from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness … Read more…

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