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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.

Treating Adolescent Depression: Ketamine Infusions Offer New Hope

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Treating Adolescent Depression: Ketamine Infusions Offer New Hope

Historically, ketamine has been used an anesthetic. But today, ketamine has emerged as one of the most effective depression treatments available—especially in situations where other depression treatments have failed. With up to 40% of patients failing to respond to first-line depression treatments—talk therapy, antidepressants, etc.—the availability of ketamine is a silver bullet in the fight against depression, anxiety and other debilitating mental health conditions. Depression affects 8% of the population and doesn’t discriminate...

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How Ketamine Works to Alleviate Depressive Symptoms

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How Ketamine Works to Alleviate Depressive Symptoms

10-30% of the the 40 million adults who struggle with depression have what is referred to as “treatment resistant depression.” This means that traditional first-line depression treatments, such as talk therapy and antidepressant medications, provide little or no symptomatic improvement. Depression is a serious medical condition—it is the #1 cause of disability in the United States! And, until recently, there had been no major advanced in the treatment of depression in almost 50 years. However, the discovery of ketamine for depression has...

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Effects of Ketamine Enhanced with Family History of Substance Abuse

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Effects of Ketamine Enhanced with Family History of Substance Abuse

Through the ‘90s, ketamine had a bad reputation as a party drug. However, recent studies show that ketamine is a highly effective treatment for a variety of health problems, including depression and anxiety. Not only that, but it is now being researched—albeit ironically—as a promising treatment for substance abuse disorders. Substance use disorder occurs when a person’s use of alcohol or drugs leads to health issues, or problems at work, school, or home. The National Bureau of Economic Research reports that those with mental illness...

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Smiling Depression: Nothing to Smile About

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Smiling Depression: Nothing to Smile About

Many people think that depression is only “real” when someone can’t get out of bed in the morning, or can’t function in every day life. However, many people struggle with depression but still seem happy to others on the outside. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 10% of the United States suffers from depression, which means this mental health condition is much more common than you may think. Smiling depression, as it’s called, is when someone has depression while appearing perfectly happy on the...

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PTSD Treatments: The Old, The New & The Hope

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PTSD Treatments: The Old, The New & The Hope

Traumatic experiences may cause major emotional and mental disruption in our lives, and—in more serious cases—a clinical disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop. According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a horrifying event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war or combat, rape, or other violent personal assaults. It can happen to anyone, and no ethnicity, sex, or age is immune. The symptoms...

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Is it an Anxiety Disorder or Simply Anxious Feelings? How to Tell the Difference

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Is it an Anxiety Disorder or Simply Anxious Feelings? How to Tell the Difference

Anxiety is something that can disrupt your daily life, make you miss out on the things you love, and prevent you from performing to standards at work. But how do you know where the line is between normal anxious feelings and an anxiety disorder that needs professional attention? Here are a few key differences that may help you better understand your symptoms. Did you know that, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), there are about 40 million adults in the United States who suffer from severe anxiety disorders...

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The Best Support For Depression Treatment is Healthy Living

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The Best Support For Depression Treatment is Healthy Living

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 changes. Therefore, it may be beneficial to combine traditional first-line depression treatments—namely, talk...

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Radical Treatments for Anhedonia

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Radical Treatments for Anhedonia

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 tackle it. Scientists don’t know the exact biology behind it, but believe that it is closely linked to a...

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease with Ketamine

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease with Ketamine

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 and loss of memory function.” It causes its victims to devolve into physical and emotional shells of their...

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Depression Research: Curing Depression at the Molecular Level

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Depression Research: Curing Depression at the Molecular Level

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 working of the human brain. So deep, in fact, that some researchers have been studying the mitochondria located...

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