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Henty’s Richard Hendrie tells of need for change in mental health care | The Border Mail



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I honestly can’t remember the last time I felt happy. Anyone who lives with chronic depression knows it. Will I get into another relationship? I don’t know. Will I get back to work? I don’t know. Will I be able to be with friends and family and actually be in the moment? Who knows. These were the questions Richard Hendrie had six months ago, after being accepted into a ketamine trial in Canberra. The Henty man was apprehensive but relieved to be trying something new. Medication, CBT, DBT, EMDR, TMS – after 15 years, he had learned all of the acronyms in the psychiatry handbook. Something had to work, and thankfully, ketamine did. The two-week trial in November involved 45-minute, daily transfusions of the drug, and Mr…

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