Esketamine Second Thoughts

July 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The first trials did not demonstrate effectiveness beyond placebo. So the FDA allowed a third trial which apparently did, at least a little.

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Withdrawal Dilemma

June 20, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The physician, meanwhile, depends on the information provided by medical science, usually in the form of materials from the pharma firm that markets the product.

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Ketamine Comeback

March 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…for a casual reader, anecdotes such as hers are like commercials for drug use.

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Opioid Disorders and Depression

February 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.

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Psychedelia

July 30, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

My concern is that these same hallucinogens have a pronounced tendency to escape the research environment and find their way out into the streets

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Tapering off Anti-Depressants

May 14, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In the absence of complaints, the prescriber can be tempted to assume things are going well, when in fact they aren’t.

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Depression Update

December 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Patients with severe substance disorders may experience depression as a result of the cumulative effects of their substance use.

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Celebrity Testimonials

January 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s an illness that at different times seems to respond to everything and nothing. As in ‘everything works for someone, and nothing works for everyone.’

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Pills by Default

April 13, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Besides, your insurance company probably loves them. It’s cheaper than extended psychotherapy.

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Recognizing Depression

January 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The better we understand the origins of a depressed mood, the more likely we are to come up with an effective remedy.

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