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Understanding Alcohol Addiction and How Ketamine Can Help Prevent Relapse

Alcohol addiction is deadly, we know this.  It does not just punish the addict, it punishes their family and society.  For those who find sobriety alone or with help from a detox program, staying sober is a lifelong challenge. Relapse occurs when one resumes drinking and is a detrimental problem that deserves more attention. Understanding some basics of alcohol addiction and how to help prevent relapse can be a bit complicated.  The next section on “choice” will summarize an article …
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Spravato Esketamine: What We Know So Far

FDA approved a new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression called Spravato, trade name for Esketamine on March 5, 2019.  We’ve had many inquiries about the medication at our practice and I thought it would be beneficial to all of you to share the information I have regarding this new medication. Spravato is a new antidepressant medication manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical company, Janssen, for management of Treatment Resistant Depression. According to the FDA, “Patients with major depressive disorder …
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Ketamine and Psychotherapy: Working Together

Photo Credit: Pixabay (Public Domain) Ketamine therapy is not just a passing fad in the treatment of depression, suicidal thoughts, PTSD and other mental health issues.  Each week continues to bring more studies to support the breakthrough use of this time-honored drug.  Ketamine has been in use over 50 years in emergency rooms, operating rooms and the battlefield.  It has the powerful ability to relieve pain and in larger doses, induce anesthesia. In very recent years scientists have discovered it …
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Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: How Ketamine May Help

Photo Credit: Dmitry Schemelev Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe mood disorder, is characterized by mental health and physical symptoms in the week before the onset of menstruation and affects millions of women worldwide[i]. It is a much more intense form of PMS. Emotional and mood related symptoms include: • Mood swings, tearfulness, sensitivity to rejection • Irritability or anger • Marked depressed mood, hopelessness, self-depreciating thoughts • Anxiety or tension • Loss of interest in usual activities …
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