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Psychedelics In Psychiatry: Coming Back Down to Reality 

Dr. Banov discusses his concerns and cautions regarding the flurry of over promises around psychedelics as potential treatments for a variety of mental health conditions including treatment resistant depression and anxiety.
Mar 20th, 2022

Should You Believe in Science?

Dr. Banov discusses the controversial issue of off-label use of treatments for mental health conditions such as ketamine. While the FDA has not approved ketamine for mood and anxiety, we have decades of clinical experience to show it works and is safe.
Mar 12th, 2022

Is Ketamine a Cure for Depression?

Ketamine has been shown to be a rapid and effective treatment for an acute depressive episode but what about its' effectiveness in preventing a depression relapse? Can and should ketamine be used as a maintenance depression therapy? Is ketamine a cure?
Feb 13th, 2022

Antidepressant pills don’t help me! What do I do next?

Dr. Banov discusses alternatives to treating depression without typical antidepressant medications. Antidepressants do not work at all or only a little in many people with depression and there are new options available.
Dec 26th, 2021

Is There a Safe Sleeping Medication I Can Take?

If you've tried all the non-medication options for sleep, sleeping medications can be a safe and effective short term solution. Make sure you know the different sleeping pill options and the risks of each one before trying them. Here is a brief review.
Aug 12th, 2021

Can't Sleep? What You Can Do Before Getting on Sleeping Pills.

Insomnia affects 30-40% of people. For some, sleeping issues are a short term problem but for many, difficulty falling and staying asleep is chronic and affects mood, physical health, and quality of life. Try these things before taking sleeping pills.
Aug 9th, 2021

Ketamine for Depression? How Do I Know If It's Right For Me?

Ketamine is an anesthesia medicine that has been discovered to have powerful and rapid antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects on those who haven't responded to traditional medications or counseling. This is a brief review of this game-changing therapy.
Aug 7th, 2021