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Did You Know Ketamine Can Help Treat Anxiety? Jan 10th, 2020

Approximately 12% of Americans suffer from social anxiety. If you have anxiety that doesn't respond to traditional medications and therapies, you don't have to give up on finding treatment. Ketamine infusions for anxiety can improve your general health and allow you to make positive changes in your work, social life,...

Have Traditional Treatments for Depression Failed? Here's How Intravenous Ketamine Infusion Works Dec 17th, 2019

While there are a number of options to treat depression, including therapy, antidepressants, and electroconvulsive therapy, some men, women, and adolescents still struggle to find relief from their feelings of sadness and hopelessness. If this sounds familiar, intravenous ketamine infusion therapy could be right for you.  Here at Boston MindCare,...

Ketamine Treatment in the Press Dec 19th, 2014

The New York Times featured an article on ketamine treatment last week on the front page of the Metro section.  This is Boston MindCare’s response to that article: The very first sentence in Andrew Pollack’s recent article on ketamine calls into question the integrity of physicians who dispense the anesthetic to treat depression. While Pollack...

Concerning News About Girls and Depression Aug 11th, 2014

A new study in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry has found that adolescent girls worldwide are experiencing increasing rates of depression and anxiety. The review, led by Dr. William Bor of the Mater Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, Australia, examined 19 studies from 12 countries. Teenage girls in the...

RIP Robin Williams Aug 11th, 2014

My teenage daughter and I sat grieving together tonight over this tragic loss. As she wrote online, “I am beyond heartbroken about Robin Williams’ passing. It goes to show how depression is a potentially fatal medical issue that deserves the same kind of treatment and care as other physical illnesses....

TED Talk by David Anderson on the importance of brain circuits Posted on November 8, 2015 by bostonm May 24th, 2014

…ceased is the lightning’s flash:His rage dies down like a fierce south-wind.But now, grown sane, new misery is his;For on woes self-wrought he gazes aghast,Wherein no hand but his own had share;And with anguish his soul is afflicted. Yonder man, while his spirit was diseased,Himself had joy in his own evil...

What is Depression Like? May 16th, 2014

“The hardest part of depression is finding a way to tell people. It is like you are hiding a terrible secret. I think I felt ashamed of myself for getting depression, like somehow I had failed. That’s what depression does to you: it makes you feel like a terrible failure…it...

Chiara de Blasio and Mental Health Month May 7th, 2014

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and we would like to highlight Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, who was honored in Washington for opening up about her struggles with depression and addiction. In a candid essay she published on xojane last Tuesday, May 6, she wrote,...

Mind the Gap: The Synapse and Why It Matters May 6th, 2014

Ketamine has been used for decades as an anesthetic. It is also an analgesic and a potential hallucinogen. How does this strange drug work to alleviate symptoms of depression? In an age of burgeoning developments in molecular medicine, the evidence points to some exciting answers. Ketamine seems to heal the...