Ketamine helped many severely depressed veterans, study shows

From Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan 08/02/24 Ketamine has received a lot of attention as a potential treatment for depression, but few studies have revealed how well it works in real world settings, especially in patients with complex mental health needs. Now, a new study of data from veterans who had tried many depression […]

Study reveals distinct brain activity triggered by memories of trauma

From Yale University 08/12/23 It is well known that people who have lived through traumatic events like sexual assault, domestic abuse, or violent combat can experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including terrifying flashbacks, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the incident. But what exactly happens in the brains of PTSD patients as they […]

Ecstatic chats! MDMA boosts feelings of connection during conversation

Two people embrace at a therapy session.

From University of Chicago Medicine 05/10/23 MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, is a recreational psychedelic drug often used at parties and dance clubs because it creates feelings of closeness and social connection with others. Because of this “empathogenic” effect, researchers are also interested in its potential use as a complement to traditional talk therapy. In […]