Tag Archives: Addiction

Medical News Today: Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction

New research finds that the cerebellum, a large part of the human brain that scientists thought was primarily involved in motor control, may play a key role in reward-seeking and social behaviors. The findings may help inform future therapies for treating addiction. New research suggests the brain’s cerebellum may explain addiction. Recent research has hinted… Read More »

Ketamine infusions could treat depression – even in people who suffer from anxiety and addiction

Ketamine infusions could work better than antidepressants for patients with hard-to-treat depression, anxiety and substance abuse Two new studies suggest that ketamine still treats depression in patients that also suffer anxiety and depression  Most traditional antidepressants are not as effective in patients that also have anxiety – which make up some 60 percent of depressed… Read More »

Can exercise help conquer addiction?

As an athlete, I think regularly about the potential health benefits of exercise for my patients. Every week, I treat patients hospitalized at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with significant medical problems that are a direct result of severe addiction, ranging from seizures and strokes to heart valve and joint infections. I also care for outpatients… Read More »