Does CBD Oil Work For Chronic Pain Management?

While many people use cannabidiol to relieve pain, more scientific research is needed to be sure it is safe. Understanding cannabidiol can help overcome the stigma associated with it. Some […]

Ketamine, A New Hope For Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the […]

Ketamine Pharmacology and Cancer Pain

Ketamine, a derivative of phencyclidine (PCP), is a dissociative anesthetic which has analgesic properties in sub-anaesthetic doses. Ketamine is the most potent NMDA-receptor-channel blocker available for clinical use, binding to […]

Can CBD Oil Help Anxiety?

Cannabidiol is a compound derived from cannabis plants. It may help people with anxiety reduce their symptoms with few or no side effects. Research on cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) is […]

How Ketamine Saved Her Life

On the inside of her right wrist, Becca Belofsky Shuer wears a tattoo of a semicolon. It’s a symbol of solidarity with other people at risk for suicide. She chose […]

Addiction Doesn’t Always Last a Lifetime

In fact, most people recover, often on their own. Here are some of their stories. Around two million Americans are addicted to opioids. Yet many more have overcome their opioid […]

Why The Dramatic Increase in ADHD Diagnosis?

Across the globe, ADHD prevalence is estimated around 5 per cent. It’s a figure that’s been rising for decades. For example, Sweden saw ADHD diagnoses among 10-year olds increase more […]

New Therapy To Treat Nightmare Sufferers

Her car is racing at a terrifying speed through the streets of a large city, and something gruesome, something with giant eyeballs, is chasing her, closing in fast. It was […]

Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Treat Depression

Everyone’s depression is different, but Ted, a 40-year-old resident of Portland, Oregon, describes his as a “continuous dark veil — a foul, dark, awful perspective that informs every moment of […]

New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the […]

The Unexpected Benefits of Anxiety

Embracing your inner “healthy neurotic” is good for your career. For that public presentation that you’re dreading, how would you feel if your live audience was replaced by mannequins? Do […]

Fidgeting Can Be Good For You

Are you a fidgeter? From now on, you can ignore the frequent requests you undoubtedly receive to just sit still. A new study finds that fidgeting — the toe-tapping, foot-wagging […]

A Medicine That Can Help Drinkers

If you drink more alcohol than you want to or should, you’re not alone. A nationwide survey by the National Institutes of Health found that 28 percent of adults in […]

A Brain Tweak Lets Mice Abstain From Cocaine

Researchers have created mice that appear impervious to the lure of cocaine. Even after the genetically engineered animals were given the drug repeatedly, they did not appear to crave it […]

Drinking on Antidepressants

“So why did you stop drinking?” my friend Brad asked recently when we were out for dinner. “You never seemed to have a drinking problem.” The question surprised me, coming […]

The Epidemic of Worry

We’ve had a tutorial on Anxiety & Depression this year. The election campaign isn’t really about policy proposals, issue solutions or even hope. It’s led by two candidates who arouse […]

How to Stop Overprescribing Antibiotics

ANTIBIOTICS are an indispensable weapon in every physician’s arsenal, but when prescribed unnecessarily for nonbacterial infections like the common cold, as they too often are, they provide no benefit and […]

Is It Old Age, or A.D.H.D.?

Heightened awareness of A.D.H.D. is bringing increased referrals of elderly adults to specialty clinics. “A child had been treated, then a parent, then everyone started looking at Grandpa, and saying, […]