Feb 1, 2018 | Steven P. Levine, MD The general consensus is that we distrust pharmaceutical companies because: They make lifesaving products that in a perfect world, would be free. They make healthy profits, despite stagnant innovation, and on relatively ineffective products. They are nameless and faceless corporations, making it easier to distrust them. But […]
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“I’m going to give you a shot of Ketamine to help with the pain,” yelled the medic as I was loaded onto the helicopter. An hour earlier, I was leading my soldiers on a mission in Afghanistan. Now I was in danger of losing my leg because of a roadside bomb. It was September 26, 2010, and my world had been turned upside down.
I compulsively Google for insight into depression, searching for methods I’ve yet to try; for answers I don’t have. I hold out a depressive’s hope for a gem beyond page 1 of results, but so far, no gems—just an endless stream of unqualified bloggers claiming to have instruction manuals. After combing through copious amounts of […]
It’s common for people with mental illness to rebel against their medications. When I began taking SSRIs, I often skipped a day’s dose. Sometimes, I’d skip more than a day; other times, I’d wean myself off entirely. I can only speak for myself when I say that the rebellion against psychiatric medication is a normal response […]
There’s a resounding consensus among Special K users—they are seeking an enhanced experience. But for people who are seeking relief of their current experience (such as those with depression, bipolar depression, PTSD, anxiety disorder, or a chronic pain condition), are they seeking something different? What separates the use of Ketamine therapy from the use of […]
I often imagine what my life would have been like if mental illness didn’t show up and usually conclude it would have been like my life prior to mental illness. I was blessed with 12 years of clear time prior to my first breakdown and rely heavily on my recollections from this period as substitutes […]
You may be tired of hearing some, all, or more than just the following: You’re not trying hard enough. You didn’t stick it out. It won’t work if you miss an appointment. Why aren’t you in therapy? You should be in therapy. If so, this post may be for you.
“If you commit suicide, your soul will suffer for entirety. It’s a selfish decision, unfair to your family and friends. Your funeral will be awkward. Killing yourself means you’re weak. So hang in there and roll with the punches. It will eventually get better.” – Society If you ended your life, your family will suffer. […]