depression

Neurostimulation May Herald a New Treatment for Depression

Neurostimulation May Herald a New Treatment for Depression

Depression is a growing problem in Canada and elsewhere, and one of the most important public health issues today, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing containment measures have had an impact on the mental health of Canadians and have created conditions that are associated…

More Than Just A Trip: Why Does Ketamine Work For Depression When Nothing Else Does?

More Than Just A Trip: Why Does Ketamine Work For Depression When Nothing Else Does?

Even though depression is a common and debilitating mental illness, the last groundbreaking medication released for it was Prozac, approved in 1987. Throughout the last 20 years, though, research scientists have discovered that ketamine, a common anesthetic and, at times, a recreational drug, is a rapid and effective medication for…