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. IV Ketamine is an innovation at the frontier of behavioral health, and I wanted to make sure I […]
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.