As daylight hours decrease and temperatures start to cool down, we’re more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression related to a change in seasons. Its main cause is that change in light, which affects our levels of melatonin and circadian rhythm (sleep cycle) as well as our levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitter … Read more
A new generation of drugs could change the way depression is treated. It started out as LY110141. Its inventor, Eli Lilly, was not sure what to do with it. Eventually the company found that it seemed to make depressed people happier. So, with much publicity and clever branding, Prozac was born. Prozac would transform the … Read more
October 20, 2017 — Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its previous versions. The seemingly ever-expanding business of off-label ketamine infusion therapy for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), along with a host of other conditions, appears to be unchecked by any regulatory or legislative oversight ― raising both ethical and safety concerns among clinicians and … Read more
© 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
A lot, and lets hope it come down soon, esp with few insurance companies covering “ketamine infusions”. Here is some page info I found online. I’m deliberately NOT disclosing the provider, but you can easily “GOOGLE IT” using common google search phrases, see below. how much, cost, fees, “ketamine treatment” OR “ketamine infusion” OR “ketamine … Read more
(Plus Alternatives That Boost Morale) We’ve all heard it said that eating your fruits and vegetables does a body good. We have even heard mention of certain foods that give a great boost to mood and energy. On the flip side of things, we know which ones are Debbie Downers when it comes to going … Read more
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
“Then versus now” in terms of treatment of the mentally ill. Co-presented by Southern Arizona Psychological Association, & The Loft Cinema. The Loft Cinema presents a special screening of the landmark 1967 documentary Titicut Follies, directed by 2016 Honorary Oscar-winner Frederick Wiseman, in a newly-restored 50th anniversary edition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titicut_Follies Featuring an introduction by psychologist Dr. Patricia … Read more
The Vitamin movie!
(from Joe Rogan Experience) Published on Aug 25, 2014 This clip is taken from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast #539 with Cara Santa Maria.