Approximately 280 million people in the world suffer for depression. Despite this, the disorder remains poorly explained and is often difficult to treat. Ketamine could offer an innovative approach.
Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
Medical treatments involving neurostimulation are resurfacing and appear to be more effective than drugs in treating depression.
Some signs seem to suggest that students studying law are prone to mental health problems and substance abuse.
A new paper published today has reported a small increase in the number of children born with autism from mothers who were using antidepressant medication while pregnant.
The well-used drug clomipramine could target tumour cells and leave normal cells healthy – if scientists could get enough evidence for it.
The increasing placebo response rate in depression is likely driven by an increasing expectation that treatment will work.
The flowering tops and aerial parts of the St John’s Wort plant are used medicinally in the form of tinctures and tablets to treat a number of conditions affecting the nervous and immune systems.