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Major Depressive Disorder & Ketamine | Fanning the Flame of Hope

Major Depressive Disorder

Well, it was discovered in the early-2000s that ketamine put the kibosh on unipolar and bipolar depressive symptoms within two hours of administration. And the effect lasted several days. ‘Course, administration issues and nasty side effects formed a major practicality barrier. Nonetheless, the candle had been lit, and research brainiacs haven’t given up on how to make ketamine a practical treatment for depression. Tap on in...

They May Follow in Your Footsteps | Got the Guilts?

Major Depressive Disorder

Yes, over the years I’ve pondered if my psych shtuff would present in my children - and grandchildren. Will they struggle as I did? And, yes, I've felt guilty about the potentialities. Curious (telling), don't you think? I mean, why would I feel any measure of guilt, given I had nothing to do with my genetic composition and early-on environment?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | So Much More Than a Case of the Tireds

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious load of misery - so much more than a case of the tireds. It's characterized by extreme fatigue that's often exacerbated by physical, emotional, and mental activity. And the problem is - it doesn't resolve with rest. Tap-on-in and learn...

The Cost of Not Caring | Stigma and Discrimination Hit Hard and Cold

Borderline Personality Disorder

The USA Today posted an important article last week, written by Liz Szabo: "Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone." It's a four chapter comprehensive detailing how the "mentally ill" suffer horribly from what I call Americanhealthsystemitis. It's powerful content and I’d like to summarize it, as it needs to be available on Chipur. Tap-in for a read...