KETAMINE FOR DEPRESSION


Few of us are lucky enough to live anxiety-free. In fact, we’d wager that not a single person has lived a life untouched by a tightness in the stomach, tense muscles, a racing heart, or any other one of anxiety’s myriad of symptoms. This is because anxiety is a normal, even necessary part of life. It is the body’s alarm system, alerting us to potential dangers. Without it, what’s to stop us from wandering down life’s many dark alleys,...

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33 percent of parents claim that they are confident in their ability to spot the signs of depression in their teenaged child. While your instinct may be to applaud these parents in their confidence, it’s important to understand that teen depression is very difficult to distinguish from the normal ups-and-downs of adolescence. Overconfidence in your ability to identify the signs of depression in your teen may, at best, result in...

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The use of ketamine as a treatment option for various disorders just continues to grow and expand. In addition to the drugs current use as an anesthetic, analgesic, depression treatment and chronic pain management solution, scientists have recently found that ketamine may also be able to help those struggling with alcoholism. Studies have shown that ketamine infusions caused alcoholics to dramatically cut back on their drinking....

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Thanksgiving is upon us and it is a wonderful reminder of the universal message of gratitude. Gratitude is an expression of appreciation, generosity and thankfulness, and it can be extended to ourselves or to others. Practicing gratitude in our daily lives, not just during the holiday season, has been proven to have many benefits on the mind, body and spirit. For many, the conscious choice of practicing gratitude is easy…but...

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Sweater weather is upon us with the changing leaves and that cool crispness in the air. For many, the change in the season is embraced…but for many others it comes with an impending sense of dread. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that oftentimes emerges in the fall and continues into the winter months. Usually individuals who suffer from SAD experience mild symptoms to start out, and these symptoms...

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Don’t worry—the changing of seasons does not have to mean the changing of your mood! Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects, on average, 5% of the population. Those who have SAD experience unstable moods, are frequently depressed, and lack energy and motivation as the seasons change. With Fall starting in just a few days, those who suffer from SAD are desperately looking for ways to ensure that they stay positive and cheerful. This...

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Did you know that there are about 14 million people in the United States who struggle with a major depressive disorder at some point in their lives? Shocking, right? Well, even more incredible is that 30% of those people suffer from treatment-resistant depression: they did not respond to two or more previous treatment options, or have had a relapse of symptoms. However, over the past few decades there have been a multitude of new...

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Suicide claimed more than 47,000 lives in the United States in 2017. This frightening number represents the people who have lost all hope in themselves, and in their environments. The revolving door of failed antidepressants are likely a major contributor to their hopelessness. Lacking an effective treatment to lift their spirits, many have unfortunately—and unecessarily— lost their lives. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)...

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