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How to Be More Optimistic

Source: The New York Times

Our current situation is very challenging. It's putting many of us through the ringer. Yet battling your inner Eeyore can have profound effects. Research suggests optimists earn more money, have better relationships, and even live longer. And the thing is: Optimism can be learned. Some say; "fake it til you make it". Like every good bumper sticker, there is some truth in that. "Half full"? Don't mind if I do.

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Specialized Therapy

Source: American Mental Wellness Association

Some mental health problems require a very specific type of therapy or treatment. These are often reserved for severe problems, or when all other treatments have been exhausted. In addition, other types of specialized therapies can be more effective based on individual preferences, such as art, music, or animal-supported therapy.

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Source: The New York Times

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder? Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a psychological problem?

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Anxiety vs. Depression: How to Tell the Difference

Source: PSYCOM

If you ask someone to name two common mental health problems, chances are they will think of anxiety and depression. Despite the fact that they are commonly referenced in conversation, people still struggle sometimes to determine the difference between these two conditions. This is because many people with anxiety also develop depression and vice versa. Roughly 50% of people diagnosed with depression with also be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

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

Source: WBUR News

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. This sort of "off-label" prescribing is legal. But Sanacora says other doctors sometimes ask him, "How can you be offering this to patients based on the limited amount of information that's out there and not knowing the potential long-term risk?"

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New class of antidepressants shows promise

Source: Yale Depression Research Program

The patient was only in his 20s but had been battling depression all his life—sometimes he felt so bad he would stay in bed for weeks. Finally he joined a clinical trial and took a drug that may turn out to be the biggest breakthrough in depression in decades. In a matter of hours he felt normal for the first time in his life. The drug is called ketamine. Primarily used for inducing and maintaining anesthesia, ketamine has yet to be FDA-approved as an antidepressant.

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A New Class of Drug that Could Prevent Depression and PTSD

Source: TED2017

Could a Drug Prevent Depression and PTSD?

Source: TEDxNewYork

Ketamine and Depression: From Despair to Hope in Hours

Source: Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health

How Ketamine Treats Depression

Source: BrainFacts.org