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New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

In 2006, psychiatrist Carlos A. Zarate Jr, MD, and colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) published a seminal finding in Archives of General Psychiatry (now JAMA Psychiatry): A single intravenous dose of ketamine—an anesthetic agent with hallucinogenic properties—produced robust antidepressant effects in patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) compared with placebo. The effects … Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) FAQs

Article from www.HealthyPlace.com. We’re well into the month of October, and many people are starting to become concerned about how they’ll get through the winter months and stay mentally healthy (Ways to Prepare for Winter Depression). If you are one of many who wonder about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or seasonal depression, perhaps these SAD … Read more

Turning illness into art: Illustrating life with a chronic condition

In medical terms, every health condition has a clear definition. But only you know what it really feels like to live with it — and making others understand can be a challenge. When we asked some “Patients Like Me” members to explain what life was like with their condition, their responses painted vivid pictures of … Read more

Can You Diagnose Yourself with a Mental Illness?

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Is it wise to try to diagnose yourself with a mental illness? When you know that something isn’t right with how you’re experiencing life, you just might do what so many others do: identify your mental illness symptoms and try to pinpoint what’s causing them. Searching for information about what you’re experiencing is very empowering … Read more