Tag: Depression

Study Links Simultaneous Cannabis, Tobacco Use to Depression, Anxiety

A new study has found that Americans who regularly use cannabis and tobacco have roughly double the risk for developing symptoms of depression and anxiety than non-users. “Smoking weed and tobacco does not help to deal with anxiety and depression, and may exacerbate mental health issues in the long run,” said lead researcher Nhung Nguyen […]

Medical Pot Patients Enjoy Improved Quality Of Life, Lower Pain, Anxiety And Depression, Research Shows

A recent Australian study involving over 2,300 individuals with chronic health conditions has revealed interesting improvements in their overall quality of life within the initial three months of using medical cannabis. The study, published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, also found a reduction in fatigue. The research also highlighted improvements in anxiety, depression, […]

Study: Psilocybin ‘Shows Promise’ As Treatment For Depression

A study by American Medical Association, published late last month, sought to measure the “efficacy and safety of psilocybin in patients with major depressive disorder” and to “evaluate the magnitude, timing, and durability of antidepressant effects and safety of a single dose of psilocybin in patients with [major depressive disorder].” Researchers conducted a “a randomized, […]

Doctors To Begin Trial For Psilocybin Therapy To Treat Cancer-Related Anxiety, Depression

The mental toll from a cancer diagnosis can be as debilitating as the disease itself. A group of medical doctors from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston will soon explore a psychedelic remedy for the trauma. The doctors, writing in a commentary published this month by International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, […]

Study: Psilocybin an Economical Treatment Option for Depression

A new study from researchers in Britain suggests that psilocybin may not only be effective in treating severe depression––it might also be the most cost-effective option, too.  The study, published by the Cambridge University Press, was predicated on a “decision model [that] simulated patient events (response, remission, and relapse) following treatment,” the authors said.  They […]

Study: Ketamine An Effective Treatment For Severe Depression

Ketamine could serve as an effective treatment option for those suffering from severe depression, according to results from a new clinical trial. The findings, published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that ketamine could represent a viable alternative to electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, a common treatment for severe depression. (ECT “involves […]

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