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A Little Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported improvements in their depression symptoms afterward. It also found that people felt similar improvements with a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Ketamine, Nitrous Oxide, Johnson Johnson, Treatment Resistant Depression, Neurochemistry, Euphoriants, Health Medical Pharma, Psychoactive Drugs, Management Of Depression, Nmda Receptor Antagonists, General Anesthetics, Dissociative Drugs, Nicotinic Antagonists, Nagale


8 Reasons Why Your Depression May Not Be Getting Better

You’ve been to four psychiatrists and tried over a dozen medication combinations. You still wake up with that dreadful knot in your stomach and wonder if you will ever feel better. Some people enjoy a straight path to remission. They get diagnosed. They get a prescription. They feel better. Others’ road to recovery isn’t so linear. It’s full of winding bends and dead-ends. Sometimes it’s entirely blocked. By what? Here are a few impediments to treatment to consider if your symptoms aren’t improv...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Support, Self-help, Insomnia, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Trauma, Johns Hopkins, Medications, Mood Disorder, Johns Hopkins University, Kay Redfield Jamison, National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA


Spravato: New Ketamine Treatment to be Approved by FDA

Last week a committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended in a 14-2 vote that the agency approve the use of a nasal spray form of esketamine (a specific type of ketamine) for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression and certain other types of depression. Treatment-resistant depression is when clinical depression fails to respond to multiple (at least two) attempts to treat it with at least two different types of medications or psychotherapy over the course of a year...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Disorders, Depression, Treatment, Fda, Ketamine, Ketamine For Depression, Medications, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Janssen, Trd, Treatment Resistant Depression, Treatment-resistant, Esketamine


Why Can’t I Recover from Depression?

From the U.S.: Hello. 1’m 17, 1’ve been diagnosed with MDD and PTSD. Despite that I have worked through these issues and lived my life. I’m going to skip details bc this would become way too long. Look, I’m not fat, ugly, what has happened to me isn’t my fault, my trauma wasn’t either, I’m a better person than most people I’ve met in terms of helping and interacting. I know and have known since the beginning, but despite medications and therapy, whenever I try to work off the meds, it comes back...
Tags: General, Sleep, Depression, Therapy, Medication related questions, MDD, Treatment Resistant Depression


What if Nothing Works and No One Knows What Is Wrong?

I have been seeing a psychiatrist for what seem to be mood issues, like depression, but keep reacting poorly to meds (antidepressants and a mood stabilizer) and my doctor said I seemed to have a reaction like I was bipolar (mixed episode), but don’t meet the criteria for bipolar in general. Like I got way more suicidal on both, not just the antidepressant. I feel like I am often mentally healthy, then have these bad depressive episodes, or just these mental breakdowns and get self-destructive an...
Tags: Suicide, Depression, Bipolar, Therapy, Don, CBT, Treatment Resistant Depression


The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression

After trying antidepressants, psychotherapy and other treatments like electroconvulsive therapy, people with tough-to-treat depression are often out of options. In recent years, however, there’s been fresh hope in an unexpected place: the club drug ketamine. Ketamine hydrochloride has been found in some small studies to help treatment-resistant depression. Research like this—and the buzzy headlines that…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Depression, Mental Illness, Ketamine, Mental Health/Psychology, Depression Treatment, Major Depressive Disorder, Lsd, Major Depression, Psilocybin, Treatment Resistant Depression, Club Drug, Persistent Depressive Disorder


Should You Have Kids If You’re Depressed?

“Were you frightened to have children with your history of suicidal depression?” a young woman asked me the other day. “Did you have to stop medication while you were pregnant?” In the last 10 years writing about mental health issues, these two questions keep surfacing, especially among young women who dream of pushing a baby stroller to the park and disciplining a toddler and yet are daunted by a history of serious depression. Every time I answer them, I do so with a different perspective and n...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Parenting, Suicide, Pregnancy, Stress, Mental Health, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Columbia University, Women's Issues, Motherhood, New York Times Magazine, Perfectionism, Postpartum Depression


Is Depression Always a Disease?

Like most mental health writers, I have compared depression to illnesses like diabetes in the past, and stressed the biochemical aspect of mood disorders in my efforts to reduce stigma. Somehow talking about the gene G72/G30 located on chromosome 13q (that may predispose individuals to depression and bipolar disorder) makes it more legitimate, as if the gene proves we aren’t making it up. However, the more I read about how abuse, trauma, and chronic stress –unresolved issues of all kinds — can c...
Tags: Robin Williams, Depression, Irritability, Bipolar, Psychiatry, Abuse, Trauma, New York Times, Bipolar Disorder, Brian, Mental Illness, Sadness, Hospitalization, Major Depressive Disorder, Brain And Behavior, Mood Disorder