Tag - depression

Ketamine Addiction: Reality or Myth?

As we know; Ketamine was first known as the party drug. It entered the drug scene in the 1980s. Since then, there are rumors about its addiction. It is considered a harmful addictive drug. This belief not only misleads many people but also stop them from seeking help from Ketamine infusion therapy, being their recommended treatment. Remember there is a difference between being drug addicted and abusing a drug. The term abuse refers to the situation when people start using...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Unlike other behavioral health procedures, TMS or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a new procedure. TMS has already undergone several applications and developments. This also includes brain activity measurement and the treatment of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, mental health conditions and chronic pain. But just like any other new medical treatment, TMS is also associated with many misconceptions, half-truth or better yet outright myths. Here are the top myths of TMS that often discourage patients to take this treatment. TMS is...

Ketamine for Depression

You must have heard of Ketamine; most likely for its notorious history of abuse as a drug. However, it is now one of the biggest breakthroughs to treat chronic or treatment-resistant depression. The dissociative anesthetic is now considered as the potential treatment option for treatment-resistant depression. While antidepressants may take several weeks to relieve symptoms, Ketamine works a lot more quickly and shows results within a few minutes. Also, it lasts longer than medication such as for a week or even...

What is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

If you know someone who has been treated for depression but the symptoms have not improved, he/she is suffering from treatment-resistant depression. When a person suffers from treatment-resistant depression, antidepressants or standard treatments are not enough. Features of TRD Oftentimes, cases of depression where the patient displays some psychotic symptoms like hallucinations or delusion are more likely to fall into treatment-resistant depression. Similarly, another feature of TRD is the longer duration of intense depressive episodes. Not to mention, patients having more severe...