‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hope and Fast Treatment for the Severely Depressed. For one-third of U.S. patients with depression, standard medications aren’t enough. With nearly 43,000 suicides a year, the need for effective treatment looms large. In 2013, ketamine, a drug commonly used for anesthesia, was studied for its ability to inhibit nerve cells’ N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. Within 24 […]
“Special K,” a psychedelic drug popular in dance clubs, is being used to treat severe depression when nothing else works. Watch the video below!
Mother and Healthcare Professional Discusses Her Child’s Experience with Low-Dose Ketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression As both a healthcare professional and a parent of a child who suffers from treatment resistant depression and anxiety, I have been quite attentive to the changes that arise in an individual after receiving low-dose ketamine. I thought it would […]
Julie, who says she has suffered with clinical depression almost her entire life, recently underwent two ketamine injection treatments to treat her condition. She joins The Doctors to share her experience with the controversial new treatment.