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Ketamine gives hope to patients with severe depression. But some clinics stray from the science and hype its benefits

Walk into Kalypso Wellness Centers in San Antonio, Texas, and you might be treated with one of five “proprietary blends” of ketamine. They’re not cheap — $495 per infusion — and not covered by insurance, but the company offers a “monthly” membership program to cut costs and advertises discounts for members of the military and first responders. Kalypso […]


Ketamine A ‘Lifesaving’ Aid for Depression?

Aug. 21, 2018 — Ketamine, a widely used anesthetic that’s also an illicit party drug, has taken on a new role in recent years: treating severe depression in people who have not responded to standard treatment. Researchers have called it the most exciting breakthrough in the field of depression research in the past half-century. One form of the drug, being […]


Ketamine shows potential in teens with treatment-resistant depression

Average scores on the Children’s Depression Rating Scale dropped by 42.5% following low-dose IV ketamine infusions among 13 teenagers with treatment-resistant depression, findings published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology showed. “Adult [treatment-resistant depression] research has begun to explore repeated administrations of ketamine, which may have promise for greater effectiveness and longer remission periods than single […]


Scientists test ketamine on CHILDREN with treatment-resistant depression – and say the drug cleared up their symptoms in two weeks

Ketamine has been shown to work much faster, with effects that last much longer, than current antidepressants (SSRIs) 40% of teens do not respond to their first round of SSRIs, lowering their chance of achieving remission Recently, ketamine has gained traction as an alternative to antidepressants The University of Michigan researchers say their study is […]


JCAP: Ketamine has potential therapeutic role in adolescents with treatment-resistant depression

New Rochelle, NY, August 1, 2018–A new study has shown a significant average decrease in the Children’s Depression Rating Scale (42.5%) among adolescents with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) who were treated with intravenous ketamine. The study, which demonstrated the tolerability and potential role of ketamine as a treatment option for adolescents with TRD, is published in Journal […]

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Ketamine Shows Promise as Treatment for Adolescents with Depression

Young people suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD) showed a significant reduction of their symptoms after being administered ketamine injections, according to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Researchers from the University of Minnesota (UM) and the nonprofit Mayo Clinic found that ketamine caused an average decrease of 42 percent on the Children’s […]


Thai cave rescuers, who sedated boys, coach to get them out, describe harrowing moment when first boy started to come to during rescue

They had been agonizing over an impossible rescue mission for days, and time was quickly running out. A Thai boys’ soccer team and their coach had been found alive about a mile and a half inside one of Thailand’s longest caves, Tham Luang Nang Non, almost three miles in length and twisted with caverns. Thai officials, and […]


Ketamine Is Creating a New Wave of Drugs to Treat Depression

Johnson & Johnson and Allergan are now testing new drugs for depression that are based on ketamine. There are still safety concerns. Ketamine, a powerful anesthetic drug, is inspiring scientists and doctors to rethink how we treat depression.Now, two major pharmaceutical companies, Johnson & Johnson and Allergan, are making strides in developing drugs based on […]


A ‘breakthrough’ depression drug inspired by ketamine is attracting more attention from big pharma

After 35 years of mediocre depression drugs, pharmaceutical companies are jazzed about several new drugs inspired by the club drug ketamine. Allergan, the multinational pharmaceutical giant known for Botox and birth control, recently dove into research on an injectable depression drug called Rapastinel. Most recently, the company announced it was working on oral pill version […]