More potent than SSRIs Scientists develop two new drug candidates that could treat addiction and depression

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Scientists have developed two new drug candidates, inspired by a traditional African psychedelic medicinal plant called ibogaine, that can potentially treat addiction and depression in mice by targeting the serotonin transporter. These compounds mimic the desirable effects of ibogaine without its side effects, and more testing is underway to explore their therapeutic potential. The targeted … Read more

Woman undergoing surgery for depression in Mumbai: what is deep brain stimulation?

Who can suffer it? Can it cure depression? Published: July 06, 2023, 7:00 am IST Image used for representation. |) Image used for representation. ” src=”https://images.thequint.com/thequint%2F2023-07%2Fc9a5c43e-5d7e-45bb-8499-4b99128364e6%2FGarima_hero_images.png?rect=0%2C0%2C1600%2C900″ srcset=”https:/ /images.thequint.com/thequint%2F2023-07%2Fc9a5c43e-5d7e-45bb-8499-4b99128364e6%2FGarima_hero_images.png?rect=0%2C0%2C1600%2C900&w=480 480w, https://images.thequint.com/ thequint%2F2023-07%2Fc9a5c43e-5d7e-45bb-8499-4b99128364e6%2FGarima_hero_images.png?rect=0%2C0%2C1600%2C900&w=960 960w, https://images.thequint.com/thequint%2F2023- 07%2Fc9a5c43e -5d7e-45bb-8499-4b99128364e6%2FGarima_hero_images.png?rect=0%2C0%2C1600%2C900&w=1200 1200w, https://images.thequint.com/thequint%2F2023-07%2Fc9a5c43e-5d7e-45bb -8499- 4b99128364e6%2FGarima_hero_images.png?rect=0%2C0%2C1600%2C900&w=2048 2048w”/> Get notified about the latest news An Australian woman became the first person to undergo … Read more

Pete Davidson seeks treatment for mental health issues

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Share on PinterestPete Davidson has reportedly sought treatment for mental health disorders. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Comedian Pete Davidson entered a rehabilitation facility to deal with mental ailments including PTSD. Davidson has long been open about having mental health issues. Celebrities speaking out about mental health can help dispel stigma, experts say. Pete Davidson checked into … Read more

Breaking barriers: Men overcoming stigma and seeking mental health support

Myths and stigma often keep men from seeking help for their mental health issues. Published: July 03, 2023, 7:00 am IST Society’s expectations often dictate that men be tough and inflexible, making it difficult for them to address their mental health issues openly. |) Society’s expectations often dictate that men be tough and inflexible, which … Read more

Australia is the first country to allow patients with depression or PTSD to prescribe psychedelics

FILE - The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver.  Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD.  On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for PTSD.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Files)

FILE – The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver. Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD. On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, … Read more

Elon Musk Takes Ketamine To Manage Depression, Report Says | Psychedelic spotlight

says Elon Musk "Depression is overdiagnosed in the United States, but for some people, it's really a brain chemistry problem."

The fact that executives often take psychedelics to “turn on, tune in and quit” is old news. Reports that the houses of Facebook, Apple, Google, and Twitter are swimming with Type-A professionals who are actively looking to expand their minds, boost creativity, and leapfrog the competition microdosed magic mushrooms and LSD were part of what … Read more

Depression: Probiotic supplements can help reduce symptoms

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Share on PinterestProbiotics may aid the effectiveness of mental health treatments, according to new research. FreshSplash/Getty images New research has shown that people with major depressive disorder who took probiotic supplements alongside standard antidepressant medications had reduced symptoms. The findings suggest that probiotic supplementation could help adults with depression as a complementary therapy, but more … Read more

New study: Immune activation in depression is more common than previously thought

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Research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at Kings College London suggests that the prevalence of immune system activation in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) may be higher than previously thought, with this activation independent of inflammation levels as measured by C-reactive protein (CRP). This finding could lead to a better … Read more

Elon Musk Uses Ketamine For Depression, Attacks Conventional Medicine In Twitter Outburst

Elon Musk Uses Ketamine For Depression, Attacks Conventional Medicine In Twitter Outburst

Written by Finlay Mead Elon Musk, the multibillion-dollar entrepreneur, CEO of Tesla and controversial owner of Twitter, has reportedly turned to ketamine to manage his depression. In a Twitter rant on Tuesday night, Musk also criticized the overdiagnosis of depression in the United States and expressed skepticism about conventional treatments like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors … Read more