Tag Archives: Depression

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ketamine being used as depression drug that produces results within hours

Antidepressants can take a depressingly long time to kick in – a minimum of two weeks but often more like three to four. That waiting time can be ­disabling for patients, but what if an antidepressant could work in a day? Sounds far-fetched? It isn’t. Remember ketamine, that rather unpredictable street drug of the 90s?… Read More »

Sleep Apnea And Depression

The problems caused by sleep apnea are usually related to the poor obstructed sleep. For example we now know that people with sleep apnea have an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and glaucoma. Now we are learning that sleep apnea is related to an increased incidence of depression and that treatment with a CPAP has… Read More »

Can psychedelics treat anorexia, depression? U.S. scientists get millions to find out

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,” Petersen, 29, said… Read More »

In Brief: Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson on Distinguishing Postpartum Depression from the Blues

In our clinic, we see many women with postpartum depression.  Some women know that something is wrong fairly soon after the depression sets in, and they seek help; however, far too many women present long after the onset of the depression, convinced that they are just suffering from the blues.  In this interview, Dr. Elizabeth… Read More »