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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.

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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Ketamine for Alcoholism and Addiction

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Ketamine for Alcoholism and Addiction

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, personal choices—the solution for it remains the same: in-patient care for severe cases, regular psychotherapy...

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How to Help Friends & Family Who Struggle with Anxiety & Depression

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How to Help Friends & Family Who Struggle with Anxiety & Depression

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 individual who is suffering. As a result of these questions coming up so often, we have developed a list of...

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Healthy Habits for a Happier Future: Could Exercise Prevent the Development of Depression?

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Healthy Habits for a Happier Future: Could Exercise Prevent the Development of Depression?

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 available. Antidepressant medications, talk therapy, and ketamine infusions are all effective methods for...

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