How to Cope with Seasonal Stress, Anxiety & Depression

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The holiday season is often portrayed in movies and commercials as a time of pure joy and happiness. For many, however, this time of year can lead to an increase in stress, anxiety, and depression, ultimately resulting in the holiday blues. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

What Makes Nushama Different?

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The number of options for ketamine-assisted therapy is growing quickly, and you may be wondering how to choose the one that is right for you. Nushama happens to be quite different from most clinics—in fact, we don’t even call ourselves a “clinic,” and here are the reasons why.

Ketamine vs. SSRIs to Treat Depression

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Depression can be treated in a number of ways. The traditional SSRI treatment is effective for some, but not for everyone. Studies on ketamine have shown that it is very helpful with depression, especially when other treatments have not been able to help as much.

The History of Psychedelic Medicine

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Psychedelic medicine is becoming the most cutting-edge therapy treatment in healthcare. Read about the history from indigenous use 5,000 years ago up until today.

Ketamine FDA Approval & Off-label Use

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The use of ketamine is considered “on-label” when it is used for medical purposes that the FDA has approved it for. When it is used for other conditions that are not covered by the FDA designation, then the use is considered “off-label”.

Mindfulness Techniques for Anxiety and Depression

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Practicing mindfulness involves focusing your attention on the present moment. Mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, and scientific studies have found mindfulness-based interventions are useful in the treatment of a number of psychological disorders. Using these techniques can help you to combat negative feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression.

What is Psychedelic Integration Therapy?

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Psychedelic integration is the process of drawing insight from an often enigmatic experience. It’s a practice of working with a professional to inform personal growth. The process of integration can even help make a “difficult” experience, a really valuable one.

Comparing Psychedelics for Therapy: Legality, Efficacy & Safety

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Psychedelic therapy for anxiety and depression is a hot topic these days. You may have heard about it on Michael Pollan’s recent Netflix series, How to Change Your Mind. The series devotes each episode to a different psychedelic medicine including LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline. These four drugs all have their own benefits and drawbacks, similarly to ketamine. Let’s take a look at each drug’s legal status, safety concerns and indicated uses.

Neurotransmitters and Their Functions on the Brain

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The brain relies on specialized chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate with the nervous system and body. Different neurotransmitters are involved in a wide array of functions, depending on which neural circuits they act on.