Psychology & Psychiatry

New study supports medical safety of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medically safe mental health intervention, according to a new study led by CAMH researcher Dr. Tyler Kaster as part of his doctoral studies at ICES and the University of Toronto. The study ...

Medications

Nasal spray approved for treating suicidal people

Johnson & Johnson's Spravato has been approved as the first antidepressant for actively suicidal people, as doctors are becoming increasingly concerned about COVID-19's effect on the mental health of Americans.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hospital study examines the cost-effectiveness of esketamine

A paper authored by researchers from McLean Hospital has determined that esketamine, a nasal spray to treat severe depression, is currently too expensive for widespread use. Titled "Cost-Effectiveness of Esketamine Nasal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New study shows how ketamine combats depression

In low doses, the anaesthetic drug ketamine has been shown to have a rapid effect on difficult-to-treat depression. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet report that they have identified a key target for the drug: specific ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Revisiting the potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry

Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. In a commentary publishing April 2 in ...

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