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More than a decade ago psychiatrists new that ketamine could play its part in the treatment of mental health. Used in emergency rooms appeared to offer remarkable results towards depression (Hamilton).  . “A number of small studies have found that ketamine can do something no other drug can: it often relieves even suicidal depression in…




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Known as winter depression, sessional adjustment disorder (SAD) is a condition where as the days get shorter, cloudier and colder and darker in the winter months, affects some people to become depressed, have sleep problems, become fatigued and overweight.  Sunlight and brightness is a good source of therapy in the treatment of SAD, alongside taking…




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‘These pains are messengers, listen to them’ (Rumi) My first diagnosis of depression was when I was 17. Depression and anxiety run in my family, genuinely The black dog (https://youtu.be/XiCrniLQGYcdog) was following me. I’d been on a handful of antidepressants that made me worse (unbeknown to me I had bipolar and not depression) being in…




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Unhappiness is toxic. Throughout the years, I’ve learned there are certain traits and habits chronically unhappy people seem to have mastered. But before diving in with you, let me preface this and say: we all have bad days, even weeks when we fall down in all seven areas. “The mind is its own place, and…




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Mantra meditation, which predates Buddhism, probably by hundreds of years, can be practiced by anyone and at any time. The power of mantra meditation is it focuses our mind so that it is no longer cluttered with distracting thoughts. This allows us to relax, center ourselves and create a deeper sense of awareness. The origins of…




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We, people with depression, schizophrenia or any other mental illness are hurt and I’m not sure if we can be fixed. In my case my illness is clinical depression and most of the days she is winning against me. During those days I’m not sure if we, depressed people are broken beyond repair… maybe we…




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This was a mantra that I adopted when I was first introduced to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) when I was suffering from depression and anxiety. It is an extraordinarily hard thing to do, and more than hard, it can be really, really scary. When I first started meditating, my mind would wander constantly (as I now understand…




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Why I love my letting go quotes collection? They are great insight letting life flow, letting go of the judgment of everything and relaxing in knowing it’s all for the experience. Fabulous, the best way to live life. Past hurts and old injustices have a way of keeping us stuck in our tracks, unable to move…