An article from the Guardian exploring potential research into a new pharmaceutical treatment for severe depression. Ketamine has been used previously as a tranquillizer (often in veterinary medicine) and also has a reputation as a recreational drug.
Rapid developments in neuroscience are increasing knowledge of how the brain responds to different mental health interventions.
The below article explains recent research using a functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan to explore how some clients may respond better to talk therapy and others to medication when tacking depression.
Students are proven to be a particularly vulnerable population in relation to mental health concerns. The below articles stresses the limitations Irish third levels institutions have in relation to supporting students in distress with counselling.
Please make contact here if the above issues affect you, talktherapy.ie provides affordable & accessible counselling options without waiting list limitations.
An article from the Irish Independent a few years ago highlighting the bias toward medication when tackling mental health concerns.
Unfortunately, it also points out that while talk therapy can be a potent alternative, accessibility and long waiting lists provide an obstacle for clients.
Please contact us here if access to psychotherapy services is proving difficult.