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The UK is undergoing a burgeoning mental health crisis. Prescriptions for antidepressants more than doubled between 2006-2016, mental illness costs some £100 billion per year, and, distressingly, suicide is the leading cause of death among the young. Although the contributory causes are manifold, it is noteworthy that there has been no major breakthrough in drug […]

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Mind-Altering, Ketamine-like Drug OK’d for Severe Depression

March 6, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for […]

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The small village of Chora Sfakion, Sfakia, Chania, southern part of Crete island, Greece. NurPhoto/Press Association. All rights reserved. “Those columns there,” he says pointing at the stone colonnade of the cosy village-square café we were sitting in, “my father built those. He was the better craftsman. I struggle to make ends meet.” He had […]

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Opioids for Depression? Not So Fast Says An FDA Advisory Committee

November 28, 2018           |                                       

Photo Source Cindy Shebley | CC BY 2.0 The mental illness “franchise” has been very good to Pharma. While it could not “grow” the number of people with actual schizophrenia, it hassuccessfully grown those diagnosed with amorphous “schizoaffective” and bipolar disorders and, of course, depression. Thanks to Pharma’s everyone-is-mentally-ill ploy, buoyed by the Pharma-funded writers […]

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On the morning of June 12, 2016, police officer Omar Delgado pulled his cruiser up to his two-story townhome in Sanford, Florida, and sat in silence for 15 minutes, trying to process what he had seen during 3 1/2 hours inside the Pulse nightclub. He stripped his bloody uniform and gear off, put them in […]

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