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Ketamine for Depression

Ketamine for Depression

It is estimated that about 15-30% of patients with depression continue to experience symptoms despite multiple medication trials, meeting definition of treatment resistant depression (TRD). This can be a dark and scary place especially considering there has not been much movement in terms of revolutionary new antidepressants.

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E-Cigarettes – Helpful or Harmful?

E-Cigarettes – Helpful or Harmful?

You have probably walked or driven by someone blowing plumes of thick white smoke into the air from an electronic cigarette. Most people are familiar with e cigarettes these days. They have been around since the early 2000’s with increasing popularity as an aide to smoking cessation or recreational use.

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The Beauty of Mindfulness

The Beauty of Mindfulness

Usually when people think of meditation they imagine a Buddhist monk on the top of a snowy mountain seeking enlightenment, but you don’t have to be an expert to meditate. Mindfulness is defined by Psychology Today magazine as a state of active and open attention to the present.

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Do Antidepressants Work?

Do Antidepressants Work?

When used properly, antidepressants can be a lifesaver. In the treatment of severe major depression, especially when someone experiences intense feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide, antidepressant medication can reduce the intensity of the sadness and help people move towards more productive lives. But do antidepressants cure depression?

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