Category «Depression»

How Can I Get Help for Depression?

Overview Depression is a mental illness that causes feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and emptiness. It’s one of the most common mental illnesses. In fact, over 15 million adults experienced depression in 2014. It’s also estimated that two out of 100 children and eight out of 100 teens have depression. Depression can be debilitating for those …

Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug to People?’

  Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn’t approved for depression. This sort of “off-label” prescribing is legal. But Sanacora says other doctors sometimes ask him, “How can you be offering this to patients …

New study Could eating yogurt help treat depression?

A New study suggests that there may be an effective alternative to medication for the treatment of depression: probiotic bacteria found in yogurt. Researchers suggest that probiotic bacteria found in yogurt may help to treat depression. Researchers found that Lactobacillus – “friendly” bacteria present in live-cultured yogurt – reversed depressive-like behavior in mice by altering …

Understanding the illness, getting treatment is the key for those experiencing depression

Dr. Teresa Gevedon Special to KyForward Depression is an illness affecting about 16 million people in the United States each year. While effective treatments are available, unfortunately, the stigma of being seen as weak, inadequate or broken prevents many from seeking care. Family and friends of those experiencing depression can help reduce that stigma by …

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