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Treatment Resistant Depression

Street Drug May Offer New Hope For People With Treatment-Resistant Depression

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living

A hallucinogenic drug known on the street as "Special K" offers new hope to those suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine,...

Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 3): Maybe It's Time for a 'Noble' Prize

David Blistein | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
David Blistein

Research into treatment-resistant depression is particularly hampered by the "silo" effect -- a myriad of individual projects with very specific parameters. In 2010 a woman named Audrey Gruss decided to do something about this seemingly intractable dysfunction.

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.

Treatment-Resistant Depression, Part One

David Blistein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

Our individuality is our blessing and our -- well, curse is too strong a word, but it can be pretty challenging. And I know full well the overwhelming feelings of desperation and helplessness when you think you've tried everything.

Big Pharma's Newest Gimmick: 'Progressive' Depression

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Before direct-to-consumer advertising, the health care system was devoted to preventing over-treatment and assuring patients they were probably okay. Now patients are assured they probably have a progressive disease.