Category Archives: Depression

And the Secret to Happiness Is…

CNN: “And the Secret to Happiness Is…” by Sanjay Gupta, MD 2 min, 0 sec Dr. Gupta makes a number of interesting points in this video. Happiness can help you live a longer and happier life.* Much of our happiness … Continue reading

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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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