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End The Stigma!

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper did a masterful remake of “A Star is Born”, now in theaters. We highly recommend it! The issues of mental health and drug addiction are more timely than ever. Also, see Lady Gaga’s op-ed at lady-gaga-op-ed-on-suicide-and-mental-health.

END THE STIGMA!

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN: “Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression, suicidal thoughts”

In this post, a Wisconsin man who had been on the brink of suicide, told CNN’s Sanjay Gupta how Ketamine infusions stopped his suicidal thinking after traditional anti-depressants failed him. At our Boulder Ketamine Infusion Clinic, we see such dramatic, life-changing responses in our patients every week.

If you or a loved one are suffering with depression, suicidal thinking, PTSD, or severe anxiety, contact us now at Boulder Mind Care to turn your life around and “Love Your Life!”.

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The Resurgence of Psychedelics in Medicine

There has been a flurry of articles in the media recently touting the successful use of psychedelics in medicine. Tim Ferriss, the New-York Times bestselling author, blogger, and angel investor, whose podcast has over 200 million downloads, recently interviewed Michael Pollan about his new book on the emerging science of psychedelics in what Ferriss dubbed “the most important podcast episode  I’ve put out in the last two years”.

Ferriss is so passionate about this topic that he has publicly committed to donating a million dollars of his own money to support the scientific study of psychedelic compounds.

Examples of the emerging successful use of these compounds in medicine include ketamine for depression, PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain, MDMA for psychotherapy and PTSD, psilocybin for cluster headaches and terminal cancer patients, and Ibogaine for drug addiction.

Here in the front range of Northern Colorado, local journalist Reilly Capps recently published an interesting article on the topic as well.

Indeed, ketamine infusions are not voodoo medicine, not fringe science, rather they truly are a paradigm-shifting revolution.

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New Insight Into How Ketamine Works in Depression

Ketamine exerts an initial antidepressant effect by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), and the ketamine metabolite hydroxynorketamine (HNK) may extend the duration of the effect. The findings could lead to the development of safer alternatives.

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Techies Are Using Ketamine to Fight Their Depression

Sean Spencer is a pretty successful entrepreneur in LA’s startup community but he also struggles with depression, so he uses ketamine to help with his lows.

 

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Inside the Los Angeles Clinic That Uses Ketamine to Treat Depression

Depression is all too common, especially among people in the tech sector. That’s why denizens of Silicon Beach have been flocking to a local clinic that offers a radical alternative when standard treatments fall short.

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How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic

It can sometimes seem strange how so much of the country got hooked on opioids within just a few years. Deaths from prescription drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone have more than quadrupled since 1999, according to the CDC. But pain doesn’t seem to be the only culprit: About one-third of Americans have chronic pain, but not all of them take prescription painkillers for it. Of those who do take prescription opioids, not all become addicted.

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Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’

Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn’t approved for depression.

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Use and Safety of Ketamine: In Plain Terms

Not surprisingly, a number of you have voiced your concern about our intention to conduct a study in which ketamine, a drug known to be abused recreationally and commonly used by veterinarians, will be trialed in children.

However, the current use, safety and benefits of ketamine are much greater than you might suspect.

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