A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research suggests that ketamine may be a better treatment for depression than the more traditional treatment of ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy. ECT; which is also known as electroshock therapy, is a controversial, but provably effective, … [Read more...] about Why Ketamine May Be Better for Treating Depression compared to ECT
How to Manage Stress during the Holiday Season
The holidays are meant to be a joyful time, but for many, the high expectations, numerous family commitments, and reflecting on the pain of the last year, can make this time extremely stressful. Managing this stress so that you can find some joy in the season takes work. Here are some tips for how … [Read more...] about How to Manage Stress during the Holiday Season
Why Ketamine May be a Secret Weapon Against Depression
Ketamine is really beginning to excite the scientific and medical communities. The anesthetic properties of ketamine have long been known about, and ketamine has been used as such since the 1960s. Now, some other properties of ketamine are becoming more well known, including its use for the … [Read more...] about Why Ketamine May be a Secret Weapon Against Depression
New Research from Florida State University Shows Benefits of Using Ketamine for Men
Research from the Florida State University (FSU) is helping medical professionals gain a better understanding of ketamine and the chemical’s benefit potential beyond its traditional use as an anesthetic. A team from FSU has undertaken a study, the results of which could indicate that ketamine may … [Read more...] about New Research from Florida State University Shows Benefits of Using Ketamine for Men
Treatment Resistant Depression – is Ketamine the Ideal Solution?
Depression is a global problem, but it is one that affects the United States in a devastating fashion. Over the course of a year, it is estimated that 16 million adults sadly experience a major depressive episode over the course of any given year. Depression is linked to suicide, of course, and … [Read more...] about Treatment Resistant Depression – is Ketamine the Ideal Solution?
Study Shows Ketamine Treatment in Combination with Mindfulness Therapy Shows Promise to Combat Cocaine Addiction
The results of a new clinical trial that have been published in The American Journal of Psychiatry have given hope that ketamine can be used as a treatment for cocaine addiction. In the trial it has been found that even just a single dose of ketamine can help people who are struggling with cocaine … [Read more...] about Study Shows Ketamine Treatment in Combination with Mindfulness Therapy Shows Promise to Combat Cocaine Addiction
Can Ketamine Be Used to Treat Teen Depression?
Teens today have perhaps never been under so much pressure. Thanks to social media their whole lives seem to be under scrutiny, and their parents may have shared so much that their life history is available to anyone. In addition, they have to cope with uncertainties over jobs, gun safety and … [Read more...] about Can Ketamine Be Used to Treat Teen Depression?
VA Approves Ketamine for PTSD Treatment
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a derivative of ketamine – more commonly known as an anesthetic – for the potential treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The approved medication is known as Spravato, which is a brand name of esketamine, which itself is a molecular … [Read more...] about VA Approves Ketamine for PTSD Treatment