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FDA approves new drug for treatment resistant depression Mar 27th, 2019

On March 5th the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new nasal spray treatment called Spravato (esketamine) in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of depression in adults who have tried other antidepressant medicines but have not benefited from them (treatment-resistant depression). Patients with a major depressive...

How do you know when it’s time to see a therapist? Mar 15th, 2019

You don’t have to be “crazy,” desperate or on the brink of a meltdown to benefit from the help of a trained mental health professional. Most people can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. The United States Department of Health & Human Services estimates that approximately 1...

Ketamine: The Depression Remedy Mar 8th, 2019

Unless you’ve been living under the medical rock, then you must have heard about the FDA’s endorsement of the treatment resistant depression medication, Ketamine. The panel went forward to solicit the use of ketamine in the form of nasal sprays for individuals and patients suffering from cases of severe depression....

When should you see a psychiatrist? Feb 19th, 2019

If the problems in your life are stopping you from functioning well or feeling good, professional help can make a big difference. And if you’re having trouble, know that you are not alone:  Mental health disorders are real, common and often treatable. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and...

Mood Disorders Nov 26th, 2018

Researchers are looking into the question of whether sleep disruption makes someone more susceptible to mood disorders or do mood disorders cause disruptions in sleep. A 2018 study of more than 91,000 people by doctors at the University of Glasgow in Scotland found higher rates of major depression, bipolar disorder,...

PTSD Patients in Texas Waiting for Marijuana Should Seek other Treatments Nov 5th, 2018

Mental Health News PTSD Patients in Texas Waiting for Marijuana Should Seek other Treatments November 5, 2018 In 23 states, medical marijuana is allowed for treatment of post traumati stress disorder (PTSD). Texas is not on that list. State Senator José Menédez from San Antonio filed bill 269 in 2017 , hoping...

ADHD Had Doubled in the US Nov 5th, 2018

The diagnosis of ADHD increased from 6.1% in 1997-1998 to 10.2% in 2015-2016 across age, gender, race/ethnicity, income and geography, but is notably twice as high in girls and Hispanic children and has more than doubled for Black children, according to a study just published in the JAMA Network Open.  (George,...

Ketamine for treatment-resistant depression Oct 17th, 2018

ars to provide significant symptom relief. The study found that two different low dose levels were more effective than an active placebo in reducing depression symptoms over a three-day period. Shrourou, Alina, BSc (October 11, 2018) Researchers identify effective ketamine dosage levels for patients with treatment-resistant depression News-Medical.net The results of...

October is ADHD Awareness Month Oct 16th, 2018

DHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October with events and activities around the world and on the Internet designed to educate the public.  The adhdawarenessmonth.org event is focused on sharing the most recent developments in best practices for dealing with ADHD based on the evidence of science and peer-reviewed research. The 2018...

Mental Health Effects of Hurricane Harvey include Depression Sep 11th, 2018

The constant, increasingly urgent news reports about this year’s Hurricane season and the oncoming Hurricane Florence is triggering a lot of memories about Hurricane Harvey’s impact in Southeast Texas almost exactly a year ago. For many people those memories can induce memories of the stress of the event and the...