What is HMPV?

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Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a virus that belongs to the same family as other respiratory viruses, including RSV. First identified in 2001, HMPV has since been recognized as a significant cause of respiratory tract infections, particularly in young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems. How Do You Get HMPV? Like other respiratory […]

Is Ketamine an Opioid? And Other Common Questions


Ketamine continues to demonstrate efficacy in the treatment of a variety of mental health disorders. However, like many emerging treatments, ketamine’s rise in popularity as a medical treatment has also led to questions and concerns about its efficacy, safety, and appropriate use. Is ketamine an opioid, for example? Is it addictive? Let’s take a look […]

What is Treatment Resistant Depression?

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Treatment resistant depression (TRD) is a subcategory of Major Depressive Disorder. There are various definitions but, broadly, it is a type of depression that does not respond to traditional therapies. It is quite common; in fact, a 2022 study found that up to 60 percent of psychiatric patients experience treatment resistance. Despite this number, alternative […]