We all feel sad sometimes. After all, everyone has bad days. Maybe you even say you are feeling depressed when you are more miserable than usual. So, yes, depression is about being sad, but how do you know when sadness is actually clinical depression? The grey area between sadness and depression makes it hard to… Continue reading What’s The Difference Between Depression & Sadness?
It’s 3 a.m., and you’re tossing and turning in bed again. This is the 3rd time this week that you’ve been up past midnight and you just can’t sleep. Soon, anxiety kicks in about your big meeting tomorrow and your alarm is set for 6 a.m. Now, you can feel your heart start to race… Continue reading Breaking A Vicious Cycle: Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety
When you love someone, and they love you back, it’s a pretty amazing thing! Healthy relationships are built on open communication and trust which means you tell each other the good, bad, and everything in between. But, if you suffer from a mental health condition, it might not be so easy opening up. You might… Continue reading How to Talk To Your Partner About Your Mental Health & The Way You Feel
Should I try ketamine or ECT first to treat depression? Everyone knows that sadness and joy are parts of everyday life. But what happens when that occasional blue mood turns into recurring episodes of anxiety, panic attacks, and even lack of interest in participating in routine activities? That’s when intense sadness becomes depression. Doctors prescribe… Continue reading Should I try ketamine or ECT first to treat depression?
“We are seeing a worrying increase in harmful exposures to gabapentin and baclofen in U.S. adults over recent years,” an expert told Newsweek. Suicidal thoughts are among the potential side effects of both drugs, and chronic pain itself is linked to suicide attempts. This comes against a backdrop of suicide rates in the U.S. rising… Continue reading Drugs used to replace opioids linked with increase in suicide attempts across U.S.
Have you recently given birth and believe you may be experiencing postpartum depression (PDS)? Figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that “one in nine women experience PDS, with higher prevalence in certain states and subgroups of women.” Ketamine treatments in Los Angeles are a safe way to help if you’re… Continue reading Ketamine: An Innovative Treatment for Postpartum Depression
Neuropathic Pain as a shooting or burning pain. It might go away by itself but will often be chronic. It often is unrelenting and severe, and many times it comes and goes. It often happens to be the consequence of nerve damage or perhaps a malfunctioning nervous system. Neuropathic pain is sometimes nerve damage resulting… Continue reading What is Neuropathic Pain?
There is a very real concern in the United States that doctors are overprescribing antidepressant medications to their patients. AARP mentions that prescribing meds “without a diagnosis of depression is escalating” especially among the elderly population. Most often, medications are prescribed by a primary care physician or a psychiatrist for depression and mood disorders. Common… Continue reading Depression: Turning to Ketamine Therapy Before Antidepressants
What is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Ketalar, Ketaset, and Ketanest, is a medication that’s currently FDA approved only as an anesthetic but it’s showing great potential as a treatment for severe depression. In fact, numerous Ketamine Clinics have begun to appear throughout the United States to solve this problem. Depressed patients with stubborn symptoms get relief… Continue reading Ketamine for Depression: Does it work?
– Maurizio Fava, Marlene P. Freeman, Martina Flynn, Heidi Judge, Bettina B. Hoeppner, Cristina Cusin, Dawn F. Ionescu, Sanjay J. Mathew, Lee C. Chang, Dan V. Iosifescu, James Murrough, Charles Debattista, Alan F. Schatzberg, Madhukar H. Trivedi, Manish K Jha, Gerard Sanacora, Samuel T. Wilkinson, George I. Papakostas Abstract Numerous placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated the… Continue reading How much ketamine is the right dosage for Treatment Resistant Depression?
– Jerome H Taylor, Angeli Landeros-Weisenberger, Catherine Coughlin, Jilian Mulqueen, Jessica A Johnson, Daniel Gabriel, Margot O Reed, Ewgeni Jakubovski and Michael H Bloch Abstract Many patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) experience inadequate symptom relief from available treatments. Ketamine is a potent N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist with a potentially novel mechanism of action for the… Continue reading Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial
Ketamine is a drug that is completely unique, and when it comes to treating depression, the results have been so good, it’s shocked many in psychiatry. “This is a game-changer,” Dr. John Krystal, chief psychiatrist at Yale Medicine, told Medical Xpress. “When you take ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections… Continue reading If You Are Fighting Depression, Consider Ketamine