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Is There a Scientific Link Between Inflammation and Depression?

2022-09-06T13:15:44-07:00

A recent article regarding the link between chronic inflammation and depression has been published by BMC Medicine.  The article explores, “the role of inflammation and oxidative and nitrosative stress as possible mediators of known environmental risk factors in depression, and discusses potential implications of these findings.” In summary, a range of factors including psychosocial [...]

Is There a Scientific Link Between Inflammation and Depression?2022-09-06T13:15:44-07:00

Is There Actual Evidence That Low Serotonin Causes Depression?

2022-09-14T15:21:32-07:00

A very interesting article about the link between Serotonin and Depression has recently been published on Medscape.  In summary, new research has shown that the link between low serotonin levels and depression are not as correlated as once assumed.  This could potentially have a major impact on the way depression is treated, considering most [...]

Is There Actual Evidence That Low Serotonin Causes Depression?2022-09-14T15:21:32-07:00

Ketamine For Anxiety: Does It Really Work?

2022-09-06T13:15:45-07:00

Anxiety and anxiety disorders are extremely common. However, while anxiety can be normal in stressful situations, an anxiety disorder affects one’s physical, emotional, and mental health much more seriously and is more impactful–even crippling. Oftentimes, those with an anxiety disorder find daily tasks difficult and allow the fear and worry they experience to control [...]

Ketamine For Anxiety: Does It Really Work?2022-09-06T13:15:45-07:00

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research

2022-09-06T13:15:48-07:00

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely ease. So in 2017 she volunteered for a small clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University that was testing psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, for chronic depression. “I was so depressed,” Ms. Petersen, [...]

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research2022-09-06T13:15:48-07:00

Ketamine, A New Antidepressant, Has Been Blowing Minds for Decades

2022-05-25T22:01:04-07:00

A scientist used the psychedelic drug in a quest for enlightenment, and it became the basis for the movie ‘Altered States’ By Steve Hendrix March 7 at 8:18 AM John C. Lilly took his first dose of ketamine to help with his chronic migraine headaches. It worked, and soon Lilly, a renowned counterculture physician [...]

Ketamine, A New Antidepressant, Has Been Blowing Minds for Decades2022-05-25T22:01:04-07:00

Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

2022-05-25T21:56:19-07:00

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Jen Godfrey couldn’t shake the “deep cloud” that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit — five years of fertility treatment and an 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy that left her with persistent pain; a close relative’s suicide; [...]

Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?2022-05-25T21:56:19-07:00
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