You may have noticed that your social media newsfeeds are full of obnoxious memes. There is no set standard for meme creators to follow, but at Actify Neurothearpies, we follow our own. Since our mission is to provide advanced treatments for depression, PTSD, OCD, and anxiety, we create and use memes to convey experiences of people struggling […]
At some point, medical practices treating people with off-label ketamine became known as ketamine clinics. There’s nothing inherently wrong with being labeled a clinic. A clinic is typically a specialty-focused, sizable medical practice with an established reputation (e.g. Mayo Clinic). Media sources, however, have used the alliterative combination “ketamine clinic” along with the following descriptions: Trendy pop-up […]
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 […]
“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 […]