Can Depression Cause Headaches?

Up to 80 percent of adults experience tension headaches throughout their lives — sharp throbbing pains that can occur throughout multiple regions in the head. Occasionally, people with depression experience headaches caused by their condition. Continue reading

5 Techniques and a New Treatment That Can Help The Symptoms of Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain, sometimes referred to as just phantom pain, is a form of chronic pain that feels as if it’s coming from a part of the body that is no longer there. Once believed to be simply a psychological phenomenon brought on after an amputation, but recent research proves that it is real pain originating from the brain and spinal cord. Continue reading

The 2 Types of CRPS and How You Can Find Treatment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder that typically affects one specific limb after an injury, believed to be caused by damage to the nervous system. The pain is usually out of proportion when compared to the initial injury. Often, the initial energy is a musculoskeletal or nerve injury. Continue reading

Dual studies highlight Ketamine’s potential to treat anxiety and addiction

Two new studies suggest the psychiatric benefits of ketamine treatment may extend beyond just the targeting of depression. The research demonstrates ketamine may be helpful in targeting both anxiety- and substance abuse-related depression. Continue reading

Intranasal ketamine as effective as fentanyl at relieving acute pain in kids

Intranasal ketamine is noninferior to intranasal fentanyl at relieving pain in children with acute extremity injuries, a new study found. Continue reading

Highlight: Ketamine: A New (and Faster) Path to Treating Depression

Source: Carlos Zarate, M.D., Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch, NIMH

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FSU researcher testing safety of low-dose ketamine to treat depression

People who get no depression relief from Prozac-type medicines have found a fast-acting substitute in a drug called ketamine. But is it safe? The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Florida State University researcher nearly $2 million to investigate ketamine, which some have called a wonder drug. Continue reading

Ketamine: Can it treat depression?

Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but a handful of clinics in the UK now legally offer it as a treatment for the most severe types of depression.

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