Articles About Resilience from Lori Calabrese, MD | The Ketamine Blog

What the dictionary says…

The dictionary definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.  It’s knowing how to cope and maintain an even keel in spite of setbacks, barriers, or limited resources. It has to do with emotional strength. We offer these articles about resilience to dispel stigma, and to show how you can gain resilience. In addition, to show how resilience has set itself as a key factor for determining that someone is doing well, and possibly even achieving remission from depression.

In this day and time, when IV ketamine has been helping so many achieve remission, it has become commonplace to judge outlook and frame of mind by the level of resilience. For some, even inklings of resilience indicate symptoms are dissipating.

What Resilience Does

The early twinkling of bits of resilience gives hope to someone suffering from depression that they may be improving.

Resilience is a quality, a factor, a tool, and a hope-instigator.

It’s also the ability to adapt to adversity …and to manage strong feelings and impulses.

When you’re depressed, a disappointment or hurt can set you back for weeks or months. You find you can’t recover because the pain of it just goes on and on mercilessly.

How IV Ketamine Treatment Can Restore Resilience

This is where IV ketamine treatment can transform your outlook. Resilience and initiative can return. Hope can take the place of despair. And resilience can introduce remission.

With the help of IV ketamine treatment, you can learn to change the way you see crises. Rather than viewing difficulties as insurmountable problems, you can learn to see them as challenges to be resolved.  You can look at your past experiences and learn from them then apply what you’ve learned as new challenges arise.

The Result of Developing Resilience

As you make steps in this direction, your self confidence can grow. Your belief in your ability to handle what comes into your life can become stronger.

We hope you’ll read these articles about resilience and see ways to grow it,  develop it, strengthen it, and maintain it. We also want to show how IV ketamine can kick start that process when a disorder has drained away your your ability to cope at all. 

When Coronavirus Illness and Grief Hit Home

People gather and ignore the coronavirus illness and grief.

Leia dragged herself off the couch. Good grief. She felt soooo tired. She didn’t sleep that well last night…couldn’t get comfortable… maybe that’s why, she guessed. After walking into the kitchen to brew some tea, she decided to just take it easy and read a book on the coffee table. After awhile…she dozed off. Then, […]


A Few Words of Reassurance

Our Nation is in Crisis, but We’re Here to Help You Get Through This The current Coronavirus – COVID-19 pandemic has increased fear and intensified depression and other psychiatric symptoms for many. News about COVID-19 evolves daily – thank goodness! We’ve never appreciated more how medicine can move so fast, how scientists can work at […]


Treating Mood Disorders: Is the Key Hidden in the CSF?

No Wonder Treatment Resistance Has Been Such a Mystery! Clue: Look in the Cerebral Spinal Fluid! A man in his forties, Greg had never experienced life without depression. Treating mood disorders didn’t seem to be his psychiatrist’s forte. (Oh boy…) At least not in his case. Every accomplishment, every failure, struggled for expression beneath the […]

1 Comment

RESILIENCE! It’s the New Buzzword Among People with Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Reslience! it's the buzzword that people with psychiatric disorders are talking about.

Too much screen time? Let yourself have 2 more minutes of it right now: because if you’ve been tooling around reading anything related to mood disorders or anxiety disorders, IV ketamine, and other advanced treatments, you’ve probably noticed that there’s buzz about resilience. Because of the world that has opened up since IV ketamine began […]

1 Comment

The Stigmatizing Term: Mentally Ill

Young woman, called mentally ill, suffers from stigma and in despair needs ketamine off-label treatment.

Stigmatizing Term: Mentally Ill I used to think I was an expert in this stuff.  The stigma of it all.  Mental illness.  Man, I hate that phrase.  I don’t hate many things, but I hate that phrase. Always hated that phrase. Truly,  I think I hate every awful syllable of that phrase.  I never utter it. People who […]


Resilience: Adapting To Emerge as Your Best Self

Reaching out for the sun demonstrating the triumph of resilience over adversity.

Do you know someone who can’t seem to go through difficulty without collapsing emotionally?  Whether the difficulty is a natural disaster, a broken relationship, or a financial loss… Some people can weather difficult storms with strength and resilience. Others become grief-stricken and shut down every time something disappointing happens.  Why is that? So what is […]