Jul 31, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox When you imagine the life of someone who has been weeping alone for 20 years, you are picturing the plight of those with chronic treatment-resistant depression. Such patients continue to swallow another […]
Jul 02, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD I was 5 minutes into a 50-minute psychotherapy session when 6 booming knocks on my door demanded my attention. Although I have the standard “In session. Please do not knock or enter” sign outside my office, the intruder was undeterred. As I cracked open the door, the […]
May 06, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD When I first considered intravenous (IV) Ketamine to treat severely treatment-resistant depression (TRD) 4 years ago, I was in a scary, lonely place where I received a lot of skeptical questions and funny looks accompanying chirping crickets.
Apr 07, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD What do you crave: food, material possessions, love, attention, sex, sugar, chocolate, drugs, alcohol, praise, or power? For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, the answer is dirt. A few days ago, I came across an article on NPR about an upcoming documentary film called […]
Jan 13, 2014 | Steven P. Levine, MD One significant development in the psychiatry world for 2014 is the full implementation of mental health parity rules, which set new psychiatric and substance abuse treatment coverage requirements for most private insurance plans, as well as the Medicare system.