Month: June 2019

FDA approves Spravato – ketamine related drug for treatment-resistant depression

June 13, 2019

FDA approves Spravato – ketamine related drug for treatment-resistant depression

Depression Mental Health

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved Spravato, a nasal spray manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), as a fast-acting treatment for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression. This chemical cousin of ketamine is the first of its kind to be reconsidered as a means of treating patients who have failed to achieve relief…

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Life saver turns into life taker – Ohio doctor charged for 25 counts of murder

June 10, 2019

Life saver turns into life taker – Ohio doctor charged for 25 counts of murder

Addiction Substance Abuse

Early in June 2019, William Husel, an ex-doctor at Mount Carmel Health, Columbus, was charged with 25 counts of murder of hospital patients with deliberate painkiller overdoses. One could not, in their wildest dreams, imagine that this 43-year-old, kind faced doctor would turn out to be the “ripper” in uniform. Husel has been charged with…

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New Mental Health Parity bill holds insurance companies liable for violation

June 03, 2019

New Mental Health Parity bill holds insurance companies liable for violation

Mental Health Substance Abuse

Rosemary Gomes spent nearly all her life’s saving amounting up to $221,000 on treating her daughter Samantha. Sam, as she was fondly called by her mother, suffered from major depression leading to suicidal ideation. What made the situation worse for Gomes was that despite having insurance, she had to spend her savings. The reason –…

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Is burnout an occupational phenomenon? Yes, says the World Health Organization

June 03, 2019

Is burnout an occupational phenomenon? Yes, says the World Health Organization

Mental Health

Have you been experiencing the overwhelming feeling of exhaustion, negativity, and distraction at work? The “one of those days” not being limited to just one day anymore? Guess what is to blame? No, it is not your boss. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these symptoms are caused due to the phenomenon known as…

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