Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’

Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn’t approved for depression. This sort of “off-label” prescribing is legal. But Sanacora says other doctors sometimes ask him, “How can you be offering this to patients based on […]

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Schools reach ‘crisis point’ with sharp increase in students dealing with anxiety, depression

By Elise Pianegonda and Dan Bourchier Schools are struggling to cope with a sharp rise in anxiety, depression and self-harm among students as young as 10 years old, with one principal saying Australia has reached a “crisis point”. In April a joint report by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute found nearly one in four Australian teenagers […]

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SEVEN: Severe Diseases Associated With Fibromyalgia. Probably You Didn’t Know….

By Denise Mann About 10 million Americans have fibromyalgia, which is characterized by painful, tender points along the body; fatigue; sleeplessness; and cognitive issues known as fibro fog. Unfortunately, people with fibromyalgia are more likely than people in the general population to have certain other conditions too. If you have fibromyalgia, here are seven other […]

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Epilepsy: sorting the myths from the facts of a common disorder

One of AFL’s biggest stars, Lance Franklin, was briefly hospitalised for a mild epileptic seizure last week. He was also ruled out of Saturday’s qualifying final, as he is reportedly suffering from an “ongoing mental health condition”. Although they may coexist, epilepsy is a neurological disorder that doesn’t fall under the umbrella of mental or mood disorders. […]

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I’m sorry for all the times my anxiety and depression made me rubbish at texting you back

Hey friends, colleagues, potential dates, and family members whose texts I’ve left unanswered, whose conversations have stopped dead, and whose calls I’ve ignored. I’m sorry. I don’t hate you, I promise. I’m not trying to gently ease my way out of our relationship. You haven’t pissed me off, you haven’t said the wrong thing, and […]

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