Ketamine Therapy Has Made Its Way On to Instagram

  • August 27, 2020
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Ketamine has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression, but experts warn that Instagram ads from clinics offering the drug could lead to viewers taking matters into their own hands. Sara was scrolling through the usual deluge of food and travel photos on Instagram when a sponsored post made her pause. “Guided Ketamine…

Women’s Mental Health

  • August 26, 2020
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Women Speaking Out About Mental Health Depression and anxiety can often feel as though it’s you against the world. According to the World Health Organization, depression is not only the most common mental health problem that women face, but they may be more prone to it than men as well. Each year, 1 in 5…

Ego Death Part II – Shadow Work

  • August 25, 2020
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WHAT IS SHADOW WORK? Your personal shadow isn’t defined only by the featureless part of you that follows behind. The shadow is a psychological term coined by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, that means the shadow makes up everything we can’t see in ourselves. It’s the disowned self, the parts of us we don’t—or outright refuse—to…

A new indication of Janssen’s ketamine based-nasal spray Spravato (intranasal esketamine) has been approved for rapid reduction of depression symptoms in those with major depressive disorder who have imminent risk of suicidal ideation, according to Houston-based psychiatrist Sandhya Prashad. “The original indication for treatment-resistant depression meant that patients had failed treatments before. This is more…

Shamanism in the Modern Age

  • August 19, 2020
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“Webster’s Dictionary defines Shamanism as…” That would be the cliche way to start something like this. And in all honesty, it’s probably exactly how I would’ve started this if it weren’t for one small problem: we don’t really have a definitive definition for shamanism. I would love to tell you what the world’s most trusted…

Self-Care: Learning to Put Yourself First

  • August 19, 2020
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Self-Care: Learning to Put Yourself First For some, being kind comes with practice. For others, it’s an area of pride. It’s something that has been beaten into our heads since the criss-cross applesauce days of elementary school, a mantra to treat others the way you want to be treated. Pause for a moment, though, and…

Ketamine Dictionary: Antidepressant

  • August 19, 2020
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Welcome to Ketamine Dictionary, presented by KetamineNews. Ketamine Dictionary is a free resource designed to make it easier than ever to understand medical procedures and definitions related to mental health treatment without ever stepping foot in medical school or opening a textbook. Editor’s Note: here at KetamineNews, we cover news and topics related to ketamine…

A new study from the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides insight into the psychoactive effects that distinguish psilocybin from other hallucinogenic substances. The findings suggest that feelings of spiritual and/or psychological insight play an important role in the drug’s popularity. The new study has been published…

Ego Death – Part of a Hero’s Journey

  • August 19, 2020
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Ego death. Ego loss. Psychic death. Self-surrender and transition. The list of names could go on and on. A dissociative loss of your sense of self-identity, ego death has marveled spiritual and medical minds for thousands of years. The concept of ego death presents itself in dozens of cultures and philosophies across history and geography…

A Day in the Life with Depression

  • August 19, 2020
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Everyone has those days where you go to bed tired and wake up feeling less than well-rested. Stress can often prevent us from having a good night’s sleep, as well as an overthinking brain or outside factors. Most of us can get through those long, sleepy days because we know they won’t last forever. For…

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