Ketamine Nasal Spray for Depression

Ketamine Nasal Spray Drug for Depression

A recent press release through NPR has stated that the Food and Drug Administration will approve esketamine as a treatment option for depression, through a nasal spray. Esketamine is chemically related to ketamine (as an enantiomer), a similar drug known best as an anesthetic and a party drug. Both ketamine and esketamine are known as…

What Living With OCD Is Like

Living with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a very broad disorder often affiliated with anxiety disorders, and an unfortunately common one. Roughly 1 in 40 adults struggle with a form of OCD. As devastating as OCD might be sometimes, it is a condition that many Americans live with daily through the support of their loved ones and professional help.…

Being Mindful of Mental Health

Being Mindful of Taking Care of Your Mental Health

The concepts of self-help and open conversations surrounding mental illness have massively grown in popularity in recent years. Among a boom in online communication tools, anonymous conversations, and a genuine interest in how modern-day Western society is affecting the mental health of those living within it, there has much exploration into the mind in the…

Can Depression Be Genetic

Can Depression Be Genetic?

When someone is diagnosed with major depressive disorder, there’s usually a 60 percent chance that their condition developed due to environmental factors, and a 40 percent chance that they developed due to genetic factors. People with direct relatives (parents/siblings) with depression are three times as likely to also struggle with depression than the rest of…