Health Psychedelics Depression mental health FDAThe FDA has approved the use of the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms for a drug trial for treatment-resistant depression. The agency gave the green light to Compass Pathways, a life sciences firm, to perform clinical trials using psilocybin.Occurring naturally in magic mushrooms, psilocybin is a hallucinogenic which can cause feelings of euphoria.According to a statement by Compass Pathways, 216 patients with treatment-resistant depression will take part in the phase two trial across 12 to 15 research sites in North America and Europe, which will start in the U.K. later this month.Recommended Slideshows5150 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy5150 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't Know51Is It Dangerous to Wake Up a Sleepwalker? 50 Health Myths You Should Stop BelievingResearchers will dose participants with psilocybin while they receive psychological support. The firm … [Read more...] about FDA Approves Psychedelic Magic Mushrooms Ingredient Psilocybin for Depression Trial
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Mental-health treatment in America has plenty of room for improvement. Depression, in particular, is underdiagnosed and undertreated.The American Academy of Pediatrics took a big step in February to address one deficit - early identification of depression in adolescents. The group called for every child to be screened for depression every year, starting at age 12.This may well catch more kids who are symptomatic, and catch them earlier. However, once you have a diagnosis in hand - then what?Then teens and their parents will face a new problem: Getting treatment. Finding a provider who takes your insurance, who has availability, who is not too far away, who has after-school hours and whom your kid clicks with is no easy task.Kate - a Washington state mother who, like other parents int his column, insisted on being identified by first name only to protect their families' privacy - was grateful that her family's primary-care provider prescribed antidepressants when her 16-year-old … [Read more...] about Finding treatment for depressed teens isn’t easy
PUBLISHED: 09:24 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 11 April 2018 Sophie Smith Jackie Hollings has recently been diagnosed with moderate Serotonin Syndrome, a rare condition that is often misdiagnosed. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018 Archant 2017 Jackie Hollings was recently diagnosed with a little-known condition that she feels needs all the publicity it can get. Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a potentially serious set of side-effects experienced when there is too much serotonin in the brain and can be caused by certain medications, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) anti-depressants or recreational drugs, such as cocaine. The chemical serotonin is produced naturally by the body and helps the brain and other body systems work properly. According to the NHS, serotonin is a neurotransmitter (a messenger chemical that carries signals between nerve cells in the brain) believed to have a good influence on mood, emotion and sleep. It says serotonin syndrome … [Read more...] about ‘My rare illness was caused by prescribed anti-depressants’
Credit: iStock.com/kieferpix Depression can take you to a dark and lonely place in mental, emotional, and physical ways. But there is always hope. Whether you suffer from mild or major symptoms, there may be natural remedies for depression that you can use to help you see the light. These natural treatments include lifestyle changes, diet, and physical activity. This common mental disease can affect a mind and body in a way that can be debilitating. More than 450 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression is diagnosed when a low state of mind persists over a period of at least two weeks, along with a change in self-image and sleeping and eating habits. A reduction in energy and concentration is also detected. In This Article: Best Natural Remedies for Depression Lifestyle Changes to Overcome Depression The Final Word: What Else Can You Do? Best Natural Remedies for Depression The conventional treatment for depression is antidepressants, but they may be considered … [Read more...] about 10 Best Natural Remedies for Depression
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide refer to deliberate action taken with the intention of ending a life, in order to relieve persistent suffering. In most countries, euthanasia is against the law and it may carry a jail sentence. In the United States, the law varies between states. Euthanasia has long been a controversial and emotive topic. The definitions of euthanasia and assisted suicide vary. One useful distinction is: Euthanasia: A doctor is allowed by law to end a person's life by a painless means, as long as the patient and their family agree. Assisted suicide: A doctor assists a patient to commit suicide if they request it. Voluntary and involuntary euthanasia Euthanasia can also be classed as voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is conducted with consent. Voluntary euthanasia is currently legal in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the states of Oregon and Washington in the U.S. Involuntary euthanasia is euthanasia is conducted without … [Read more...] about What are euthanasia and assisted suicide?