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Woman Holding Ketamine Nasal Spray

A Ketamine Nasal Spray Is Now FDA-Approved: Can Esketamine Help You?

You may have heard the news that a new type of treatment for depression has been FDA-approved. Unlike oral antidepressants, this one is fast-acting and the results of extensive studies have shown that it is an effective option for treatment-resistant depression. Part of the reason why it is making waves in the field of mental […]

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Falling dow a hole of treatment resistant depression

Treatment Resistant Depression: Be Brave Enough to Find the Solution!

As the name suggests, treatment resistant depression is a form of depression that doesn’t respond well to “traditional” depression treatments such as psychotherapy and medication. You can imagine how frustrating and demoralizing it can be (for both clinicians and patients) to face a mental health disorder for which nothing seems to work. Experts have yet […]

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Mental Health Podcast

The DA Guide to the Top 5 Mental Health Podcasts

For those of us who are dealing with emotional problems, watching a mental health podcast can be surprisingly helpful. From providing useful tips to reducing the stigma attached to mental illness, podcasts are a valuable resource for people who might not be able to afford therapy. But mental health podcasts are not dedicated exclusively to […]

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MDMA Assisted Therapy

MDMA Assisted Therapy: On the Fast Track to Approval

Through the years MDMA assisted therapy has been, and still is, a controversial approach to treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Considering that MDMA is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, many experts are somewhat reluctant to use this substance for therapeutic purposes. But things are about to take a turn for the better as recent studies […]

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Psilocybin Assisted Therapy

Psilocybin Assisted Therapy: A New Possibility in the World of Mental Health

What if we were to tell you that psilocybin, the active ingredient in an illegal drug called magic mushrooms, could be used to treat psychiatric disorders? Research is showing that this magical chemical compound may help to rewire the brain. Clinical trials have shown that psilocybin assisted therapy can possibly improve mental health and reduce […]

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CBD Oil for Anxiety

What You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Anxiety

Summary Version: CBD products have seen massive growth as an OTC remedy for anxiety. We recommend Wild Things Full Spectrum CBD Oil  Over the last decade, an increasing number of people have started using CBD oil for anxiety and stress relief. With the passage of the 2018 farm bill in the US and the full […]

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Benefits of Laughter

The Different Benefits Of Laughter

Any person who has giggled at a private joke with friends will understand the benefits of laughter.  It can reduce stress, release endorphins, improve a person’s overall mood, and even act as a coping mechanism for daily functioning – all of this by merely laughing. Mental Benefits Of Laughter If you have ever doubled-over with […]

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Meditation 101

Meditation 101 – Your Guide to Beginning the Practice

When you think of meditation, what is the first image that comes to mind? My 8-year-old niece demonstrated “meditation” to me very easily by sitting in a cross-legged position with her eyes closed and her fingers in a position that you often see on magazine covers. We see a person sitting in a peaceful place, […]

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Avoidant Attachment

Avoidant Attachment: A Guide to Attachment Theory

What is Attachment Theory In our close relationships, we all have different ways of relating to other people. Attachment theory is a way of categorizing the way we form close bonds with each other. Avoidant attachment is just one style, and it’s not an easy one. For romantic relationships, attachment theory also provides a framework […]

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