Emerging Therapies for TRD

We're excited about our plans to incorporate these emerging therapies into our program in the near future.

  • Psilocybin: This naturally forming compound in mildly potent psychedelic mushrooms recently earned the distinction of "Breatkthrough Therapy" designation for major depressive disorder by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Psilocybin offers the potential for significant improvements over existing therapies for severe depression and anxiety. It has been shown to produce noticeable changes in a person's consciousness that can contribute to long-term remission of depressive symptoms.  (source: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/clinical-trials-fda-marks-psilocybin-for-depression-treatment/95377/ ) 
  • Yoga / Hot Yoga: Yoga, and specifically Bikram, or hot yoga has been shown to positively contribute to a person’s sense of optimism, quality of life and cognitive function by helping to reduce the neuroendocrine stress response in the brain. Depending on a person’s individual situation, we recommend it as an adjunct to other treatments for severe or treatment resistant depression. Our referral program to yoga studios offering Bikram is currently on hold due to COVID-19.  
  • Supplements:  St. John's wort, SAM-e, Omega-3-EDA, Folic Acid, L-methylfolate, N-acetylcycysteine, chamomile, 5-HTP.