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Party Drug Could Help Treat Severe Depression: Studies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Weird News

The party drug ketamine could be the answer to treating even seemingly untreatable cases of depression, according to a growing body of research. A ...

Ketamine's Rapid Effects in Depression and OCD: Cause for Hope and Caution

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

Because ketamine has FDA approval, it can be prescribed legally by any physician. In fact, there are multiple private clinics advertising ketamine infusions, for a fee. But ketamine is still in an early stage of development for depression and OCD. I have my concerns and we need more evidence for its safe use in individuals suffering from these mental illnesses.

Treatment-Resistant Depression: Part Two

David Blistein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

Six months ago I published a book about depression. In addition to describing my own battles with the beast, I spent a great deal of time explaining in layperson's terms the diagnoses for different mental illnesses as well as the theoretical bases behind prescription drugs, counseling, herbs, supplements, and various "natural" therapies.

Is Miley Responsible for Drug ODs?

Anna David | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Miley Cyrus didn't kill them. The Zoo Festival didn't kill them. But our society, which glorifies the use of drugs and alcohol and stigmatizes addiction and even recovery -- that expends outrageous amounts of energy on shaming Miley Cyrus while ignoring many of the issues worth getting upset about -- does play a part

'Special K' May Be A Depression Cure, But Watch Out For The K-Hole

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.23.2013 | Weird News

Dedicated club drug users may be on to something with 'Special K.' A new study, conducted by researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine in Hous...

Dancing 'Til Dawn With BK's Party People

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York

I emerge from the L at the Montrose stop along with several other people. The sidewalk is busy, plenty of cars pass. But as soon as I take a right dow...

Cambridge Students Take Club Drug For Research Purposes

Telegraph | Murray Wardrop | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The experiments, carried out by the Department of Psychiatry, were designed to investigate treatment methods for schizophrenia. People suffering fr...

'Special K' Goes Global

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Ginanne Brownell -- Special to GlobalPost LONDON -- In Europe and North America it's called a k-hole. In Asia it's been dubbed a k-ride. Semant...