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Below is a featured selection of news articles and other valuable resources to help you understand ketamine therapy and how it has been used recently as a treatment for severe depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The nature of ketamine infusion therapy is under constant research, and is frequently written about, both in the mass media and in scientific journals. For scientific research resources, please visit our How It Works page.

Ketamine for Depression: Top 5 Things You Should Know

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Ketamine for Depression: Top 5 Things You Should Know

The media attention surrounding ketamine clinics has been rapidly increasing over the past few years, and its reputation as a “wonder drug” has resulted in skyrocketing popularity and a surge of ketamine clinics opening across the country. Previously known to the world as the party drug “Special K,” and also used in hospitals as an anesthetic and acute pain management solution, ketamine is now being widely researched for its ability to treat depression. There are controversial opinions around its use, but as a leading ketamine clinic we have...

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Depression & Anxiety: Not Just Mental Health Disorders

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Depression & Anxiety: Not Just Mental Health Disorders

The impact of depression and anxiety, to those who are suffering, is immediately apparent: lack of interest in hobbies they once loved, fatigue, changes in appetite, overwhelming sadness, an inability to engage in even the most basic daily tasks…and the list goes on. However, depression and anxiety affect more than just a person’s mental health—a new study shows that the long-term physical health implications of depression and anxiety could be as bad as those caused by obesity or smoking. We’re not talking about the common physical...

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Ketamine for Depression: One of the Top Mental Health Discoveries of 2018

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Ketamine for Depression: One of the Top Mental Health Discoveries of 2018

The amount of people in the United States who are suffering from depression is growing rapidly, and as one of leading ketamine clinics in Boston we have personally seen the detrimental impact that this disorder can have on patients and their loved ones. The pain of depression hinders individuals from performing daily chores and can cause them avoid various responsibilities, like letting the laundry pile high, ignoring personal hygiene, or not showing up to the office just because they can’t muster up the strength to leave the house. They need...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to Beat the Winter Blues

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to Beat the Winter Blues

If you’re anything like us, then you feel like winter came to the Northeast much too abruptly this year. Snow before Thanksgiving, and daily temperatures hovering in the 30s—what happened to those long, lingering autumn days we used to be able to enjoy well into November? Maybe it is time to pull our puffy coats out of the attic, wrap ourselves snugly in scarves, and stock up on hot cocoa so no snow day will find us unprepared. But maybe it’s also time to keep an eye out for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder is a...

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Ketamine for Depression: The Link Between Ketamine, Inflammation & Depression

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Ketamine for Depression: The Link Between Ketamine, Inflammation & Depression

Ketamine for depression is effective for a number of reasons: it “cleans out” G-proteins in the brain, enabling healthy neural connections to start firing again; it blocks NDMA receptors, which have long been associated with depression; and now, a new study shows that ketamine’s anti-inflammatory properties may have something to do with its miraculous ability to treat severe depression. The role of inflammation in depressed patients—specifically, whether treating inflammation alone is enough to alleviate depressive symptoms—has only been...

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Ketamine for Depression: Get the Facts, Forget the Myths

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Ketamine for Depression: Get the Facts, Forget the Myths

Ketamine infusions have been used since the early part of this century as a powerful antidepressant, effective in up to 70% of patients. Study after study confirms the drug’s impressive results in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and—in some studies—even addiction. Ketamine works when traditional therapies fail, even in the most stubborn cases of treatment-resistant depression. Furthermore, ketamine works quickly, oftentimes alleviating depressive symptoms within 24-hours of an infusion. But even with these facts readily available, there...

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Psychedelics: The Next Breakthrough Depression Treatment?

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Psychedelics: The Next Breakthrough Depression Treatment?

Hallucinogenic drugs have been around for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the past few decades that researchers have begun to understand the true potential of these substances for the treatment of mental disorders. Because of its ability to rapidly relieve depressive symptoms, ketamine has been the backbone of the most recent series of developments. Ketamine has opened our minds to a whole new understanding of how the brain works, and has led researchers to look at brain functionality and the treatment of mood disorders from a...

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New Hope for Hopeless Adolescents: Treating Teen Depression with Ketamine

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New Hope for Hopeless Adolescents: Treating Teen Depression with Ketamine

There are growing mounds of evidence supporting the use ketamine to treat depression in adults. However, research about the effects of ketamine on teen depression has been limited to one small study out of the Yale School of Medicine. In this study, researchers treated a 16-year old boy suffering from severe depression and suicidal ideations with a series of ketamine infusions. The patient, who had previously resisted other pharmacological interventions and depression treatments, described himself as “hopeless at the prospect of psychiatric...

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Severe Depression: Replacing the Stigma with Compassion and Care

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Severe Depression: Replacing the Stigma with Compassion and Care

Maybe you’ve seen it come across your News Feed, Brittany Ernsperger’s now-viral image of what severe depression looks like. To some, it might look like a pile of clean dishes. A really big pile of clean dishes. To Brittany, however, those dishes—for two weeks—whispered that she was worthless. A failure. Incompetent. Stupid. You get the point. Brittany suffers from major depression, and even though the dirty dishes were piling up—even though she really, really wanted to wash the dishes, and even though she knew she had to wash the dishes—she...

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Old Drug, New Tricks: A New Perspective on Depression Treatment

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Old Drug, New Tricks: A New Perspective on Depression Treatment

Whether you believe that ketamine is the biggest breakthrough treatment for depression of the century (it is) or are of the school that ketamine is a “club drug” and shouldn’t be used to alleviate the symptoms of otherwise debilitating psychiatric conditions, there is one fact that no one can argue with: ketamine has opened our eyes to a whole new understanding of how depression affects the brain, and how to treat it more effectively. Yes, ketamine’s miraculous ability to alleviate the symptoms of severe depression—sometimes in a matter of...

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