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KETAMINE THERAPY RESOURCES

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.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Attitude Hacks to Get Past the Fall Blues

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Attitude Hacks to Get Past the Fall Blues

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 year, you don’t have to struggle with SAD—instead just remind yourself of a few things: Did you manage to...

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Spravato (Esketamine): What Is It, And How Could It Save Lives?

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Spravato (Esketamine): What Is It, And How Could It Save Lives?

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 studies and developments for treating severe or treatment-resistant depressive symptoms. For example, a nasal...

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Spravato for Suicidal Patients

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Spravato for Suicidal Patients

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) recent approval of the depression drug Spravato (esketamine), marks the first new drug to be approved for the...

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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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