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Medscape: Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Ideation

Megan Brooks December 13, 2017 A subanesthetic intravenous infusion of ketamine can rapidly reduce suicidal ideation in patients with major depression, and the clinical improvement is maintained 6 weeks later, results of a randomized controlled study suggest. This study is “the most definitive demonstration so far of a clinically meaningful reduction in suicidal ideation within 24 hours […]

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TIME Magazine Runs Cover Story on Ketamine as a Treatment for Depression

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New Hope for Depression Mandy Oaklander Jul 26, 2017 For more, visit TIME Health. Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list–half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs–are all crossed […]

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The Guardian: The people taking ketamine for depression

‘I can stop and breathe’: the people taking ketamine for depression It has a reputation as a party drug, but some patients say it has transformed their lives after no other treatments helped.  When depression takes hold of Helen it feels like she is drowning in a pool of water, unable to swim up to […]

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Daily News: Ketamine for Depression

Ketamine is being used as a cutting-edge treatment for depression, PTSD One in five adults — 40 million Americans — has a mental health condition, according to Mental Health America. Within that number, nearly 16 million people suffer from depression and more than 7 million are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. The two conditions tend […]

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The Ketamine Breakthrough for Suicidal Children

Initial research finds fast, dramatic benefits for a vulnerable population By Jack Turban on July 18, 2017 Fourteen-year-old Nicole, whose name I changed for her privacy, told her mother every day for years that she wanted to end her own life. Between suicide attempts were more psychiatric hospital visits than she or her mother could count. She […]

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Ketamine for Depression: A Perspective from the US

MAY 02, 2017 Kenneth Bender A new consensus statement reviews preliminary evidence that the dissociative anesthetic ketamine (Ketalar, JHP Pharmaceuticals) can evoke “rapid and robust” antidepressant effects in patients with mood and anxiety disorders who were previously resistant to treatment, and offers considerations to facilitate appropriate patient selection and safe medication administration. The consensus statement […]

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There’s More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression

Ketamine Makes Time Magazine! Jun 21, 2017 TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. For decades, scientists have searched for a new type of antidepressant, one that works differently from the 20-plus drugs already on the market. Finding a new option is crucial, since a third of people don’t respond to available depression treatments. They […]

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Could Ketamine Help Cure Depression?

Ketamine is an illicit drug known as “Special K”, but it could have some legit antidepressant effects. By Rachel Jacoby Zoldan | May 16, 2017 Depression is more common than you might think. It affects more than 15 million Americans, and the World Health Organization estimates that number grows to 300 million when you expand […]

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