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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Remarkable Secrets of Ketamine’s Antidepressant Effect Unlocked by Scientists

Identifying way in which ketamine rapidly alleviates severe depression could pave way for new generation of treatments. Ketamine, most commonly known for its use as a recreational drug, has in recent years come to be thought of as the biggest breakthrough psychiatric treatment for severe depression in half a century. In as little as half an hour it has been shown to banish severe and […]

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Ketamine gaining popularity as a treatment for the severely depressed

Anne Stallings says she has been battling severe depression for most of her life. She tried anti-depressants and even electroconvulsive therapy, but nothing worked until she went to a Potomac, Maryland, clinic and tried ketamine, reports CBS News correspondent Paula Reid. “It was like the fifth treatment in and I had come home from the […]

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Ketamine could prove useful in treatment of severe social anxiety

By ERIC W. DOLAN January 24, 2018 The first placebo-controlled study of ketamine’s effect on social anxiety disorder has provides more evidence that the anesthetic could be helpful in severe cases. “Many patients with anxiety continue to have impairing symptoms despite the first-line talk therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy) and first-line medications (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors),” […]

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