Family: Suffering Together With Psychiatric Disorders

If you have a family suffering together with psychiatric disorders reach out for support. You all need it.

“I don’t care what the &%@!* you think!! It’s all your fault!! I’m outta here!!!” With that, Ben picked up the massive carved oak coffee table and  threw it at the window. It hit the window and the wall with a thud, pushing the window frame in a contorted mangle of metal and glass out […]

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Are There Biomarkers for PTSD and Suicidal Thinking?

Biomarkers for PTSD and suicidal thinking can help doctors save lives.

Know someone who’s suicidal? Or…how about this? Do you know someone you think might be? Is there someone in your life who’s always down, irritable, short-tempered… even jumpy, maybe? Maybe you wish they’d adjust their attitude, or take a chill pill. Sometimes, people can be like this and the problem is that they might be […]

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Ketamine Tied to Remission from Suicidal Ideation for Most Patients

BY M. ALEXANDER OTTO REPORTING FROM APA 2019 SAN FRANCISCO – Serial ketamine infusions eliminated suicidal ideation in more than two-thirds of patients at a psychiatry office in Connecticut but at significantly higher doses than those recently approved for Janssen’s new esketamine nasal spray (Spravato). The patients were treated by Lori V. Calabrese, MD, at […]

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How the Biology of Suicide Illuminates Prevention

The biology of suicide shows us to prevent suicide with ketamine treatment.

When someone commits suicide, you’ll sometimes hear people say, “It makes no sense! She had everything to live for…” Or, “What a selfish thing to do. What about all the people who loved him? What about his kids…his wife..?” But this sort of tragedy isn’t about selfishness. To grasp what happens with your suicidal loved […]

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Antepartum and Postpartum Anxiety: Moms Who Suffer Without Feeling Sad

Ketamine treatment helped this mom restore from antepartum and postpartum anxiety.

Treatment can help anxious moms relax and enjoy their babies. Jill was so excited to be pregnant.  She’d waited for 4 years after she and Joe were married to start trying.  She was just elated three months later when a home pregnancy test showed those two little lines.  She was pregnant! Even the slightest thought of […]

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Omegas: The Very Real Effect of Fatty Acids on Your Brain

The effect of fatty acids on your brain leads to reduced depression.

Eat a diet that supports your positive mood and mental health. We’ve talked about the microbiome, or “second brain,” and how we can weaken or strengthen it with what we eat. We’ve talked about eating fresh vegetables of all colors. And how fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickles, kimchee, and kombucha introduce healthful organisms into our […]

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OCD: Better Treatment Targets For a Happier You

OCD: better treatment targets can relieve this girl's intrusive and upsetting thoughts.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a term that is sometimes thrown around mistakenly. It’s sometimes used to describe someone’s careful behavior… you know, like careful organization, attention to detail, or a tendency toward cleanliness, which of themselves are actually normal behaviors. Many of us may be particular about these things without giving them a second […]

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Can Genetic Clues Really Predict Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia?

Can genetic clues really predict bipolar disorder in people like this young woman, who doesn't understand her disorder.

If you struggle with bipolar disorder, and the symptoms that seem to dominate your life, it may help you to know that many psychiatric disorders don’t really come with a list of predictable symptoms. If you have times when you’re short-tempered, highly energetic, sure of yourself, and quick to argue, you may have a mood […]

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Ketamine and Depression Treatment-Time Marches On

Ketamine and depression treatment are explored in a reprint of a Time magazine article.

Time magazine recently offered a Special Edition on mental health… Did you see it? The article about depression treatment – and ketamine specifically – by Mandy Oaklander published in July 2017, was reprinted for this special edition. The title of the special edition is “A New Understanding”…but since the article Oaklander wrote is two years old, […]

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Revitalize Psychiatry: Disrupt – Include – Engage – Innovate !! – The APA 2019 Conference

Disrupt, Include, Engage, Innovate was the theme of the 2019 APA Conference.

I just returned from the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Conference in San Francisco. This is the 175th Anniversary of the APA, and look how far we’ve come. The theme this year was: Revitalize Psychiatry – Disrupt – Include – Engage – Innovate. and it certainly provided fodder toward those goals. It was an informative and […]

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