Until now, ketamine has been used as a tranquilizer for horses or a hallucinogenic drug, but for some years scientific literature has given it a therapeutic potential for severe depression despite its risks: addiction and psychosis. In specific cases, experts talk about a 'psychoactive' cure. A new study now confirms the rapid action of this substance in depressive and suicidal states.
Life with a tumor becomes complicated when the patient suffers a serious psychiatric disorder. In people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression, early detection often fails. And although the cancer is detected, in some cases, the mentally ill refuse to receive treatment. Psychiatrists ask for specific diagnostic and coordination programs to work with oncologists.
Researchers from the University of Murcia have analysed the impact of injuries on possible changes to the mood of footballers. The study confirms that after suffering an injury, footballers show higher levels of depression and anxiety.
A new study reveals the highest risk variables of chronic depression in the population, such as having suffered previous episodes of depression, delayed treatment, whether it is related to other physical or mental health problems, or having suffered sexual abuse during childhood.