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The Goldwater Rule

The Goldwater Rule

The Goldwater Rule is a principle introduced by the American Psychiatric Association in response to a survey of psychiatrists published in Fact magazine in 1964 and nearly half of the responders opined that Barry Goldwater was unfit to run for president.

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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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