Ketamine’s long, strange trip to becoming the next revolution in mental health medication. This summer, Cameron McArthur sat in a clinic in Denver, an infusion pump slowly introducing ketamine to his bloodstream. As the drug worked its way through his veins to his brain, Cameron experienced a sensation of unfurling, “like a time-lapse video of … Read more
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
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
Medications can’t help you if you don’t take them. This year’s World Mental Health Day is focussed on mental health in the workplace, a topic that is vitally important to the human and financial well-being of the nation. In 2016, 44.7 million adults lived with a mental health condition. That’s over 18% of the population. … Read more
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
Please put on your calendar, the DBSA Tucson Annual Picnic, at Reid Park , Ramada 15, Saturday April 9th, 2016. More to follow. Catered by Cafe 54.
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