Category Archives: Depression

CNN: How Your Smart Phone Affects Your Sleep

CNN: “How Your Smart Phone Affects Your Sleep” By Sanjay Gupta, MD 1 min, 31 sec Dr. Gupta explains in this video how using our smart phones before bed can hurt our chances of a good night’s sleep. He says … Continue reading

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Depression: ‘Second biggest cause of disability’ in world

BBC reports that depression is the number two cause of disability worldwide, second only to back pain. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-24818048

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BBC: “Ketamine ‘exciting’ depression therapy”

BBC reports that Ketamine (considered a “dissociative anesthetic”) has been shown to have some very rapid and dramatic effects on depression in early research studies. As the article describes, there are also potential side effects that are quite serious and … Continue reading

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“Head line”: Botox for depression?

Scientific American reports on a depression treatment study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The “head line” was that injecting Botox into facial muscles involved that are in frowning decreased depressive symptoms by 47% compared to a 9% decrease … Continue reading

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Can depression cause inability to focus?

Can depression cause inability to focus? CNN Health Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, answers a question about ADHD, depression, and how antidepressants may affect your concentration.

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