Depression


Clinical trials suggest that a range of psychedelics, including ketamine, psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and MDMA, may provide remission from treatment resistant depression.


The Prevalence of Depression
Depression

The Prevalence of Depression

Given the prevalence of treatment-resistant depression, using ketamine for depression to manage it seems like a reasonable approach.  Patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) typically have a 10 and 20 percent chance of a positive response with traditional pharmaceutical interventions, while recent medical reports that indicate that TRD suffers see a positive response rate between 50 […]

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Discussing ketamine with a depressed person
Depression

The Secret of Discussing Ketamine with a Depressed Person

Although it sounds easy enough, discussing ketamine with a depressed person can be tricky, because you want to avoid making the person feel worse. As a family member or friend, there are different ways that you can approach helping someone you care about and encouraging them to get help. More than 300 million people experience […]

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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression
Depression

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression: What You Need To Know

As a stand-alone medicine, ketamine, the only currently legal psychedelic therapy, demonstrates effectiveness treating for unipolar and bipolar depression.  This has led therapists to develop ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for depression, a growing area of interest within the psychotherapy field, specifically for use in cases of treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Its legal status has earned high-level acceptance and […]

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