Panic Attack vs Anxiety Attack: Is There A Difference?

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The terms “panic attack” and “anxiety attack” are often used interchangeably, which can lead to confusion about their true meanings and distinctions. While the two share some similarities, they are distinct experiences with different triggers, symptoms, and durations. The Crane Center is here to help you understand these differences for effective management and support.  Is […]

Treatment of Depression in Parkinson’s Disease

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is physically and emotionally challenging. The degenerative nature of the disorder can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life, leading to depressive symptoms. Depression is, in fact, the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in Parkinson’s patients, affecting as much as 50% of those diagnosed. Current therapies for the […]

Ketamine for CRPS

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Can Ketamine Provide Relief for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a multi-faceted and often misunderstood chronic pain condition that can significantly impact the lives of those affected. Ketamine for CRPS is a newer form of treatment that can offer rapid relief without the side effects and abuse potential of traditional […]

Journaling Prompts for Ketamine Therapy

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While ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) can be transformative on its own, the integration of therapeutic practices like journaling can enhance the healing process significantly. But knowing what to write while you are receiving ketamine therapy can be tricky for some, especially if you are new to journaling. In this post, we will discuss the values of […]

Is Ketamine an Opioid? And Other Common Questions

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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 […]

Overcoming a Negative Ketamine Experience

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Ketamine assisted psychotherapy can rapidly relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. The majority of eligible patients will have a pleasant experience: some report feelings of gratitude and enlightenment, while others feel a physical weight has been lifted. As with any drug, however, there is the possibility of a negative […]

Who is Not a Good Candidate for Ketamine Therapy?

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Ketamine assisted psychotherapy is surging in popularity as a safe and effective way to treat resistant or refractory mental health disorders. That being said, it is not for everyone. In this article, we will review current recommendations for the use of this drug, as well as criteria you can use to determine who is not […]

Ketamine for Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder associated with extreme mood swings that can significantly impact quality of life. It also has a high rate of treatment resistance to current therapies. In this article, we will examine the potential for low dose ketamine as an alternative means of treating refractory bipolar disorder.  What is Bipolar […]

Can Ketamine Treat Personality Disorders?

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The study of ketamine in the realm of mental health is ongoing. Early results are promising for many disorders, from PTSD to chronic pain and addiction. With demonstrated efficacy in even the most resistant cases, many individuals may be wondering about ketamine’s potential in the treatment of a particularly complicated area of mental health: personality […]

Is Ketamine a Psychedelic?

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Psychedelic drugs are being investigated for their therapeutic properties, particularly in the realm of mental health disorders. A version of psilocybin, for example, has been approved for human testing that is currently underway. However, as of this post, no psychedelic drugs have yet been approved by the FDA for the treatment of any disorders.This means […]