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Studies indicate that 29% to 46% of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder show partial or no response to treatments.
A Columbia study aims find out which treatments work best to alleviate major depressive disorder and improve quality of life for individuals with breast cancer.
The best way to support women’s mental health is to implement policies that improve access to health care systems, family leave, food security, and housing, Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson said.
"We need better drugs and new drugs, not just the psychedelics and the ketamine, but new allotted treatments that are more effective," said Dr. David Hellerstein.
Source:USA TodayDecember 16, 2018
"We are somewhat more willing to talk about our emotional state," said Dr. Philip Muskin. "That's not true across the board, but I think there somewhat less stigma than there was 40 or 50 years ago."
- December 11, 2018
Ketamine, a compound initially used as an anesthetic, holds exciting promise as a newer alternative to more traditional treatment approaches for depression.
Source:Big ThinkDecember 3, 2018
Dr. Drew Ramsey and colleague believe this study to be the first to specifically focus on the application of nutrients to depression.
Source:Business InsiderDecember 1, 2018
"Ketamine is the real deal in that it's a genuine pharmacologic agent that's been used for a long time for anesthesia," said Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman.
Source:New York TimesNovember 30, 2018
Dr. Michael Grunebaum thinks the drug should no longer be relegated to a last-line treatment. “It makes sense that it move up in the treatment algorithm in E.R.s and inpatient units,” he said.
Source:NBC NewsNovember 30, 2018
“The people who need the care aren’t the ones getting it,” Dr. Mark Olfson said. “Almost a third of people who reported severe psychological distress are not getting mental health care.”
Source:Daily MailNovember 28, 2018
"There's a mismatch between those with the greatest need who may not be getting mental health care they need and a growing number who are getting treatments they may not need," says Dr Mark Olfson.
Source:Psychology TodayNovember 6, 2018
"The evidence at this point is pretty strong that ketamine has a rapid effect at reducing depression," says Dr. Michael Grunebaum.
Source:US News & World ReportOctober 19, 2018
“The finding that 1/3 of students from multiple countries screened positive for at least one of six mental health disorders represents a key global mental health issue," said Dr. Randy P. Auerbach.
Source:New York TimesOctober 5, 2018
The suicide rate for people between the ages of 45 and 64 has jumped in recent years, more than for other age groups, said Dr. Barbara Stanley.