The Psychiatric Effects of Reopening After COVID19

The Psychiatric Effects of Reopening After COVID19

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID 19 has been ravaging the world for several months.  And, it will likely have a lasting effect for even longer.  For how long, no one truly knows.  One thing for certain though is that life has changed because of it, but to what extent is still not entirely… Continue reading The Psychiatric Effects of Reopening After COVID19

A Day in the Life of a Neurologist During COVID-19

A Day in the Life of a Neurologist During COVID-19

As a neurologist covering neurological cases in the hospital, daily life has changed.  In the earlier part of this year even, my career was fairly stable and routine.  I would wake up early to get ready for work – shower, brush my teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, kiss my family, and then head to the hospital. 

Increasing Depression in the setting of COVID-19

Increasing Depression in the setting of COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, is a viral disease that originated in China. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, body aches, and cough. The USA has passed 5600 deaths and has over 236,000 cases1, with the USA having the most reported cases in the world. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading US infectious disease expert, has predicted the coronavirus can kill as many as 200,000 Americans.2

Why Does Ketamine Work for Depression and Other Mood Disorders?

Why Does Ketamine Work for Depression and Other Mood Disorders?

When an individual suffers from depression, chronic pain, and other related illnesses it may be beneficial to receive ketamine infusion treatments.  This therapy is considered an alternative based treatment to traditional medications with long-lasting side effects.

The Sad Truth about Antidepressants

The Sad Truth about Antidepressants

We see a lot of patients with chronic disease in clinic. Most of our patients have depression as well, that they attribute to their chronic disease. We are not psychiatrists, and don’t manage antidepressants, but we do have to be aware of side effects and potentially dangerous drug interactions with medications we may prescribe or… Continue reading The Sad Truth about Antidepressants

Ketamine and Suicide: How an anesthetic, once used recreationally is breaking the mold and saving lives. Could this be the cure for depression you’ve been looking for?

Ketamine and Suicide

Suicide. It’s not a dirty word. But you’ve likely heard it spoken more times than you’d like. You may have even uttered those words yourself in the depths of despair? Known someone close to you, who experienced suicidal thoughts? Perhaps you’ve even supported someone going through a deep and dark depression, feeling lost and broken. Feeling as though it was their only escape.

Ketamine: Prolonging Effects for Treatment of Mood Disorders

IV Ketamine Prolonging Effects for Treatment of Mood Disorders

The sun is shining. The temperature is warm. No clouds can be seen in the sky. And you have plans to meet with friends at the beach. Sounds like the potential for a great day, right? But if you suffer from depression, despite the sunny blue skies, you tend to always have a cloud over you.