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Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine, which has been called “the most important discovery in half a century,” just got a step closer to becoming the first new depression drug in 35 years. Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical companies pursuing the drug’s fast-acting antidepressant qualities, presented some promising new research on Saturday that could raise the drug’s profile as a potential treatment for […]

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Sources of Parent-Offspring Resemblance for Major Depression

Sources of Parent-Offspring Resemblance for Major Depression

Question: How do effects of genetics and rearing each contribute to the transmission of risk for major depression from parents to children?   Findings: In this population register–based study of 2 269 552 offspring of intact, adoptive, not-lived-with father, stepfather, and triparental families from the general Swedish population, the effects of genes and rearing were […]

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TBS Treatment at TMS Center of SWFL : A Few Minutes of Thetaburst Stimulation Can Help Conquer Depression

TBS Treatment at TMS Center of SWFL : A Few Minutes of Thetaburst Stimulation Can Help Conquer Depression

Thetaburst Stimulation in 2017 This article from 2015 published by CTV News gives a good overview of TBS Stimulation and the exciting effect the treatment was having on patients with depression. Now, in 2017, the TMS Center of Southwest Florida is thrilled to offer both TMS and TBS treatment options for our patients. For more […]

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FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

Analysis of FAERS data finds less comorbid depression among pain patients on ketamine by Neel A. Duggal Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayMay 12, 2017 An analysis of data from the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) supported previous findings that ketamine could be an effective treatment for depression, researchers found. Given financial and ethical obstacles to […]

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Newsweek Special Edition: Mood Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression

Newsweek Special Edition: Mood Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression

BY NEWSWEEK SPECIAL EDITION ON 4/2/17 AT 2:10 PM This article is featured in Newsweek’s Special Edition: Nature’s Remedies—Heal Your Body. One of the leading causes of disability in the United States isn’t physical—it’s mental. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 15 million adults—approximately 6.7 percent of the population—suffer from major depressive disorder, […]

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Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

When you’re depressed, literally and figuratively stuck in a dark place, with no desire to get out and experience the world, it feels like time is inching by. Seconds feel like minutes, minutes feel like hours, and hours feel like days. Apparently, though, it’s not just a feeling. It’s a very real perception of time. […]