A study examining ketamine intravenous therapy (KIT) for depression reported promising outcomes. From 2016-2020, over 9,000 patients from across the U.S. received KIT. Using the PHQ-9 scale, 53.6% of the 537 patients assessed showed a significant response to KIT 14-31 days post-induction, with a 50% or more reduction in PHQ-9 scores. Additionally, 28.9% achieved remission, […]
Perinatal depression, a form of depression that affects women around childbirth, is commonly interwoven with feelings of loneliness. A comprehensive meta-synthesis of 27 qualitative studies shed light on eight meta-themes encapsulating women’s experiences with this isolating condition. Even though loneliness was not a direct focus in the majority of these studies, its recurrent emergence in […]
Researchers from the University of New South Wales and the affiliated Black Dog Institute have recently unveiled results from a pivotal double-blind trial in the British Journal of Psychiatry: Study Highlights: 179 participants with treatment-resistant depression were recruited. Over 20% achieved total symptom remission with bi-weekly injections of a low-cost version of ketamine for one […]
Bringing a new life into the world is a joyous and transformative experience. However, the postpartum period can also bring about a range of emotions and challenges for new mothers. One common struggle that many women face following childbirth is postpartum depression.
At some point in life, everyone goes through periods of sadness or feeling down. But how do you know when these feelings are more than just a temporary emotional slump? In this blog, we’ll explore the signs and symptoms of depression, helping you understand when it might be time to seek professional help.
It’s important to remember that dealing with depression is not easy. If someone you care about is deep in the throes of an episode, you may not know what to say to them, or how to act at all. Below are some helpful tips and best practices to help someone dealing with depression.