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.
Ketamine, or “Special K” as it is commonly known, is a powerful anaesthetic that leaves the user feeling lifeless and physically detached from their senses. However, medical experts now believe the popular party drug could be the leading treatment for severe depression and suicidal thinking. According to the Washington Post, studies over the past decade […]
There are many faces to depression: sadness, hopelessness, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation, an inability to experience pleasure. That last one has a medical name—anhedonia—and people experiencing it often no longer enjoy activities that used to bring happiness. Anhedonia is not found just in depression; it can be an important part of other disorders, including […]
Key clinical point: Ketamine quickly reduces suicidal ideation even in patients whose depressive symptoms are unresponsive. Major finding: Ketamine infusions significantly reduced suicidal ideation even in patients whose treatment-resistant depression did not respond to the drug. Data source: This ongoing observational study included 27 patients with treatment-resistant depression who received seven intravenous infusions of ketamine […]