Ketamine metabolite may alleviate depression without side effects

Ketamine metabolite may alleviate depression without side effects

With an increasing number of people facing the growing challenge of depression, one of the major hurdles before medical practitioners is ensuring effective treatment and diagnosis. In a bid to treat depression, scientists and medical practitioners have stumbled upon many interesting treatments. Of all, ketamine has become increasingly popular as a treatment due to its effectiveness in treating depression in a matter of few hours compared to antidepressants. Therefore, all efforts are being made to roll it out.

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Tackling depression through various treatment methods

Tackling depression through various treatment methods

Depression is a medical condition that affects the quality of life and impairs the normal functioning of a person. Contrary to the popular belief, this mental health condition is neither a sign of weakness nor a character flaw. Individuals going through depression cannot suddenly snap out of this problem. When depression is left undiagnosed or untreated, it can harbor negative thoughts of self-harm and suicide. Moreover, the likelihood of developing depression increases immensely with the presence of a physical illness.

However, depression is a treatable disorder. Appropriate treatment can improve health and quality of life holistically. At times, patients see the […] Read more

Early signs of childhood depression

Early signs of childhood depression

During the process of growing up, children are often taught the ways to deal with certain unwanted and unavoidable circumstances. But sometimes, parents fail to acquaint their children with the ways to not buckle down due to a problem triggered by mental health issues. Although children may exhibit the signs of depression at times, they are often overlooked as feelings of sadness or normal mood swings.

Being a common mental illness, depression affects millions of children worldwide. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has highlighted that an estimated 2.8 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States […] Read more

Understanding off-label prescriptions for antidepressants

Understanding off-label prescriptions for antidepressants

All drugs sold and marketed in the United States bear a specific FDA-approved label, which is a written report covering elaborate guidelines pertaining to approved uses and doses. These usage and dosage instructions are based on evidence from clinical studies and research labs, which the drug maker submits to the FDA. Before a drug is approved for prescription, the FDA ensures the company has clinically proven its safety and efficacy for intended use. However, ‘safe’ does not always mean it has no side effects. Instead, it represents the FDA assurance that benefits of the drug for a particular use outweigh […] Read more

Excessive social media browsing may cause depression

Excessive social media browsing may cause depression

Today, social media platforms are a go-to affair for almost every individual. For many people, such platforms have become a medium to share their feelings while maintaining an on-the-go virtual relationship with the world. From social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc. people announce to the world what is happening in their lives. It allows them to share their perspective about what is trending. From sharing their happiness over the arrival of their bundle of joy to announcing their latest travel destination, these sites have been breaking millions of news every day.

While such social media sites are keeping […] Read more

Irritable and anxious children are likely to develop depression, says study

Irritable and anxious children are likely to develop depression, says study

Feelings of fear, sadness, worry and hopelessness bother many children. Toddlers, for instance, often feel distressed about the thought of living without their parents, even when they are safe and their parents are around. Teens often sulk in despair due to poor grades in school and lose confidence of doing better and winning hearts. Such sense of mild insecurity comes and goes. However, extreme forms of fear and sadness, persistent over time, may be signs of anxiety in children.

While anxiety in children can grow out of the fears and worries, irritability can be a predecessor to anger. Researchers have also […] Read more

A stitch in time saves nine: Importance of early detection of depression

A stitch in time saves nine: Importance of early detection of depression

Experiencing sadness or grief is a normal part of a person’s life. It is something every individual experiences during the tough times; however, it usually passes away like any other experiences and life eventually gets back to normal. Going through such overwhelming feelings during the time of bereavement is known to have a healing effect on the person in the long run.

However, a large number of studies have also highlighted that extreme stress and grief can prove to be a deadly combination that can trigger a number of psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, etc. Such a situation arises due […] Read more

Employees bullied by narcissistic bosses more prone to depression

Employees bullied by narcissistic bosses more prone to depression

“In all of your living, don’t forget to live.”

― Ricky Maye

Depression, which features prominently in the list of one of the most common mental health disorders, has crippled millions of people worldwide. Be it depression at workplace, during teenage years or maternity, it has become a serious health concern. When it comes to professional life, workload along with authoritative bosses play a key role in increasing the level of unhappiness among employees.

Usually, a narcissistic boss with authoritative tendencies encourages the culture of bullying by taking credit for other’s work, criticize an employee for anything and everything etc. This can […] Read more

Benefits of yoga in overcoming depression

Benefits of yoga in overcoming depression

The common and the most prevalent course of action for treating depression is antidepressants. The antidepressant scourge that has hit America hard these days can be linked to the ease with which these medications can be obtained via prescriptions. In a report published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, Thomas Moore, from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Alexandria, Virginia, stated that nearly 16.7 percent of American adults reported filling one or more prescriptions for psychiatric drugs in 2013. The study also reported that 12 percent of the respondents took antidepressants.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), depression is […] Read more