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“S.A.I.L.” | A Powerful in the Moment Anxiety-Busting Technique

Major Depressive Disorder

So let's set the scene. You're going out to dinner with a friend. Lord knows you didn’t want to; however, you – the one who can't say "no" – caved-in. Well, the event's at hand; and you find yourself on the threshold of being trapped in one of your most uncomfortable and vulnerable positions – seated at a table for two, smack-dab in the middle of the main dining room of a tony restaurant. Yikes! What to do? Tap on in...

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...