KETAMINE FOR DEPRESSION


Anhedonia. For decades, there have been a number of claims raised that point to causes of depression beyond a lack of serotonin and other neurotransmitters. One such claim, which has been getting a lot of attention recently, is that depression may be gut-related. In an effort to overcome depression as swiftly as possible, one may approach treatment from a number of angles then—including diet, exercise, and other healthy lifestyle...

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Anhedonia. The inability to experience pleasure from something that once was enjoyable. Can you think of anything more dreadful? Our lives are supposed to be filled with peaks and valleys of emotion—that is what gives it its richness. For many of us, it is actually quite hard to imagine living differently than this. So, when you hear about a condition that sucks away all of life’s contrast, it’s hard to imagine when or how we would...

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In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5.5 million people. That number is expected to quadruple to 22 million by 2050. Over the last decade, it has remained one of the only causes of death to increase by more than 66%. Despite many medical advancements, there have not been any treatments developed for it. “Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by insidious cognitive decline...

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One of the greatest aspects of running our ketamine clinic is being at the forefront of the mental healthcare industry during such a pivotal time. The discovery of ketamine for depression has reinvigorated researchers, and drawn attention to areas of the brain we may never have looked at. Based on this new understanding of how the depressed brain functions, new studies are being conducted, determine to get deeper and deeper into the...

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OOvercoming substance abuse is really hard.  In fact, on average, 40-60% of those who pursue sobriety relapse. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults battled a substance use disorder in 2017. From those, nearly 74% of them struggled with alcohol abuse. 38% of those adults battled illicit drug use. While there is debate over what causes addiction—genetics, environment,...

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Oftentimes our blog posts are targeted to those who are suffering from anxiety and depression, but it is also important to educate the family and friends of those who suffer. We get questions from family members and loved ones all the time asking: “What should I do when this happens?” or, “How do I handle it when they do that?” These are great questions that are easy to answer, but oftentimes hard to approach in a way that helps the...

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Depression is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the United States. There are about 16.2 million adults in the U.S. who suffer from depression and/or have had a severe episode of depression during their lifetime. More surprisingly, however, is that about 37% of those people never seek treatment! Why? Many of them may not know the severity of their struggles, or be aware of the various treatment options that are...

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Do you feel “on edge” or “on guard” all the time? Are your emotions in a constant state of flux, and your fight-or-flight responses seem a bit out of control? If so, you may be suffering from a severe anxiety disorder. Don’t brush these off as normal responses to every day stress, because when these emotions affect your daily function there is cause for concern. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S., but there...

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