FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression

FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression

The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K. It...
Is a Vitamin D Deficiency Causing Your Depression?

Is a Vitamin D Deficiency Causing Your Depression?

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine” vitamin. It is an essential fat-soluble nutrient. It helps keep bones healthy and strong, helps cell growth, and benefits immune function. Your body absorbs vitamin D primarily through sun exposure, although dietary...
T3 Thyroid Hormone to Treat Depression in Newport Beach

T3 Thyroid Hormone to Treat Depression in Newport Beach

If you are tired or depressed much of the time, your doctor will order blood tests for the two thyroid hormones called T3 and T4 and for the brain hormones called TSH and prolactin. If your TSH is high and your prolactin is normal, you are probably hypothyroid and...