The Pandemic, Teen Depression, and Suicide Risk
Measures to contain the spread of coronavirus have inadvertently increased teen depression and suicide risk, as demonstrated by Mayne et. al. in the September 2021 Journal of Pediatrics(1). This is a result of increased loneliness and isolation amongst children and adolescents, due to diminished face-to-face social interaction, along with both increased online (vs in-person) school...
End The Stigma!
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper did a masterful remake of “A Star is Born”, now in theaters. We highly recommend it! The issues of mental health and drug addiction are more timely than ever. Also, see Lady Gaga’s op-ed at lady-gaga-op-ed-on-suicide-and-mental-health. END THE STIGMA!
Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN: “Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression, suicidal thoughts”
In this post, a Wisconsin man who had been on the brink of suicide, told CNN’s Sanjay Gupta how Ketamine infusions stopped his suicidal thinking after traditional anti-depressants failed him. At our Boulder Ketamine Infusion Clinic, we see such dramatic, life-changing responses in our patients every week. If you or a loved one are suffering with...
The Resurgence of Psychedelics in Medicine
There has been a flurry of articles in the media recently touting the successful use of psychedelics in medicine. Tim Ferriss, the New-York Times bestselling author, blogger, and angel investor, whose podcast has over 200 million downloads, recently interviewed Michael Pollan about his new book on the emerging science of psychedelics in what Ferriss dubbed...
New Insight Into How Ketamine Works in Depression
Ketamine exerts an initial antidepressant effect by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), and the ketamine metabolite hydroxynorketamine (HNK) may extend the duration of the effect. The findings could lead to the development of safer alternatives. more… (registration required)