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A Word About Controlled Medications

A Word About Controlled Medications

We do provide sedative hypnotics (Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Ambien) and stimulants (Ritalin, Adderall) when needed, but only as a last resort, and only in the context of strict abstinence from heavy alcohol use and recreational drugs (marijuana, cocaine). Please note...

Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits

Ketamine May Relieve Depression By Repairing Damaged Brain Circuits

 by Jon Hamilton Posted on NPR.ORG April 11, 2019 The anesthetic ketamine can relieve depression in hours and keep it at bay for a week or more. Now scientists have found hints about how ketamine works in the brain. In mice, the drug appears to quickly improve the...

Bisexual Veterans More Likely to Suffer from Depression and PTSD

Bisexual Veterans More Likely to Suffer from Depression and PTSD

New research shows that U.S. service members and veterans who are bisexual may have a higher risk for mental health issues than gay, lesbian, or straight peers, according to MedicalXPress.Bisexual men and women are overrepresented among those who have...

We are a safe haven for fellow health care providers.

We are a safe haven for fellow health care providers.

We health care providers need and deserve help too!! Cantera provides a safe space for fellow providers. No one deserves to suffer alone. A suicide reveals questions about who is looking out for doctors when they need help Author: Corey Miller, PJ Randhawa Dr....

The storm passes. So does depression.

The storm passes. So does depression.

I took this picture right before the tornado above me touched down on a beach in Tampa. The sky darkened to a bleak black-green, covering the normally brilliant sunset in an eerie hue during this liminal part of the day. The wind blew sand, palm leaves, sticks, even...

LGBTQ Kids And Teens Are 4 Times More Likely To Self-Harm

LGBTQ Kids And Teens Are 4 Times More Likely To Self-Harm

I was in a meeting with my kids’ elementary school principal at the beginning of the school year, and I mentioned the high rate of suicide among LGBTQ youth and teens. The principal gave me an incredulous look when I equated inclusive books in the hands of...

FDA Clears 3-minute, Drug Free Depression Treatment

FDA Clears 3-minute, Drug Free Depression Treatment

Drug-Free Depression Treatment For people suffering from severe depression, the road to remission just became a lot shorter: The treatment is known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and MagVenture has now, as the only TMS provider in the US,...

How To Feel A Little Less Alone During The Holidays

How To Feel A Little Less Alone During The Holidays

Expert tips for when grief, family issues or distance from loved ones make the holidays unbearable.The holidays are about being with your loved ones and celebrating with friends and family. But this time of the year can also be challenging for people who...