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Major Depressive Disorder & Ketamine | Fanning the Flame of Hope

Major Depressive Disorder & Ketamine | Fanning the Flame of Hope

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…

It’s not your grandparents’ ECT

It’s not your grandparents’ ECT

Randle McMurphy chomps down on a bite guard, electrodes are placed on both sides of his head, the juice flows, and the seizure begins. Several weeks later his limp body, forehead scarred, is returned to the ward.

12 things to do when there’s nothing you can do

12 things to do when there’s nothing you can do

It’s dawned on many who endure an emotional or mental disorder: “It isn’t likely that I’m going to get much better.” But there must be something we can do when there’s seemingly nothing. Right? I believe there is…

Zuranolone: An exciting antidepressant in the pipeline

Zuranolone: An exciting antidepressant in the pipeline

Hope springs eternal. But when it comes to meds for the mood and anxiety disorders, results – relief – would sure be nice. There hasn’t been much in the development pipeline to write home about lately. However, there’s an exciting antidepressant that I believe merits attention. Let’s chat about zuranolone…

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