Tommy Hurley

62 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Follower | @TommyHurley | Keep up with Tommy Hurley on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Tommy Hurley”

Ketamine could become the first new depression drug in more than 30 years

Ketamine, which has been called "the most important discovery in half a century," just got a step closer to becoming the first new drug for depression in 35 years.<p>The compound has a reputation as a party drug, but many experts say that's unfair, since ketamine is increasingly being studied for its …

Ketamine nasal spray rapidly relieves depression and suicidal thoughts, finds trial

People with serious mental illness could one day be offered a nasal spray of ketamine after a clinical trial showed the drug can rapidly tackle bouts …

Ketamine has 'fast-acting benefits' for depression

<b>Ketamine has "shown promise" in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says.</b><p>Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic.<p>The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to "significant" improvements in depressive symptoms in …

Rewire Your Head, Change Your World

In partnership with our friends at<p>Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., insists he’s not one of the most influential people in the world, but that may be one of the few …

The Psychological Effects and Treatment of Child Abuse | The Recovery Expert

<b>Definition:</b><p>Complex trauma occurs over time. <b>Experiences of chronic child abuse and neglect result in complex post-traumatic stress disorder.</b> It’s not …

Can a Pill That Boosts "Resilience" Treat Depression?

A clinical trial tests a new way to reverse the psychiatric disorder

Marijuana compound might help keep drug addicts, alcoholics from relapsing, study finds

One week of treatment with a non-psychoactive marijuana compound could help drug addicts and alcoholics from relapsing for months, a new study …

Why Aren't Psychologists Taught How to Prevent Suicides?

Every 11.7 minutes in the U.S., a person takes his or her own life. That figure, the latest available, makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death …

YouTube is making it easier than ever to start live streaming from the web

If you’ve ever attempting to live stream on YouTube before, you’re aware that the process is more complicated than it should be. Rather than simply …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

World’s largest sleep disorder study finds breathing machines can improve severe depression in sufferers

Australian researchers involved in the world’s largest sleep study have found commonly used breathing machines can reduce depression and anxiety …

FDA considering ketamine-based drug for depression

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Known to be used as a party drug, ketamine is on the verge of becoming the first new treatment for depression in decades.<p>…

Looking For A Cognitive Enhancer? Skip The Drugs And Try Fasting Instead

In my recent interview with Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist who has just published <i>The Complete Guide to Fasting</i>, we focused a good deal on fasting as a cognitive and productivity enhancement tool.<p>I didn’t research fasting because I was looking for a weight loss: I ran across it in research …

The Brain

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has to give.<p>Part of the problem is the stigma attached to seeking help for emotional problems, part of it …

Mental Health

A Bug in the System

It's becoming an axiom of medicine: "You can't have a healthy mind without a healthy gut," as Timothy G. Dinan, one of the world's foremost …

A one-off dose of the drug could help alcohol addicts reduce their intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories, say psychologists testing treatment<p>Scientists believe that a radical treatment involving the tranquilliser ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related …

Alcohol

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Healthier gut bacteria and weight loss achieved through magnetic brain stimulation

For several years now, researchers have been building on a series of studies that have displayed links between non-invasive, deep Transcranial …

Today in things we need more of: These apps can help reduce depression and anxiety

For someone dealing with depression or anxiety, regular visits with a mental health professional can often be the best solution. But in-person help …

Apps

Video Game Offers Promising Results for Treating Depression

The video game interface targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.<p>‘The mobile or …

This is What Happens to Your Brain When You’re Addicted to Opioids

It's not good.<p>To this day, Emma*, 19, can’t step foot in her childhood home without having flashbacks to the most terrifying moment of her life. Three years ago, a loud banging woke her up in the middle of the night. She jumped out of bed, rushed out of her room, and stopped cold with fear: Her big …

A Brain Tweak Lets Mice Abstain From Cocaine

Researchers have created mice that appear impervious to the lure of cocaine.<p>Even after the genetically engineered animals were given the drug repeatedly, they did not appear to crave it the way typical mice do, a team reports in <i>Nature Neuroscience.</i><p>"They didn't keep going into the room where they …

Super Mario Run is coming to Android devices

Super Mario's smartphone adventure is going beyond iPhones and iPads.<p>Nintendo has announced that its mobile game Super Mario Run will arrive on Android devices in March.<p>The Japanese gaming giant's first-ever smartphone game was an instant hit on Apple gadgets after its December release. It charged …

Johns Hopkins clinical pharmacologist Roland Griffiths talks about a major new study hinting at psychedelic drugs as therapeutic powerhouses

By Richard Schiffman<p>In one of the largest and most rigorous clinical investigations of psychedelic drugs to date, researchers at Johns Hopkins …

How Gut Bacteria May Impact Mental Illness, Treatment

The link between gut bacteria and mood and anxiety received strong scientific support during a series of presentations at the recent meeting of the …

Medical Research

KETAMINE INFUSIONS FOR SEVERE DEPRESSION

How It Works<p>Ketamine is completely different from every depression medication available on the market. When ketamine is administered in a very …

Studies: One Dose of "Psilocybin" from Magic Mushrooms Relieves Depression and Anxiety in 80% of Cancer Patients

The largest studies to date, by arguably the most respected institutions up to this point, show that <b>psilocybin</b>, a compound within "magic mushrooms", …

Magic Mushrooms