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Ketamine should be kept off worldwide illegal drugs list, doctors say

Ketamine should be kept off worldwide illegal drugs list, doctors say

“They say [ketamine] should always be treated as a medicine and not be placed under United Nations illicit drug restrictions The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists is calling for global support for its initiative to protect ketamine’s status as an essential medicine for anaesthesia and pain relief.” [Read Full Article Here]

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Ketamine Could Be Used To Treat Alcoholics And Alcoholism

Ketamine Could Be Used To Treat Alcoholics And Alcoholism

Researchers are launching a new trial to look into whether low doses of party drug ketamine can be used to treat alcoholics. The new study is recruiting volunteers to test whether low doses of ketamine help make psychological therapy more effective and prevent alcoholics from relapsing. A pilot study previously found that giving people doses […]

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Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

Time Literally Moves More Slowly with Depression

When you’re depressed, literally and figuratively stuck in a dark place, with no desire to get out and experience the world, it feels like time is inching by. Seconds feel like minutes, minutes feel like hours, and hours feel like days. Apparently, though, it’s not just a feeling. It’s a very real perception of time. […]

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TMS: What Is It and Who Needs It?

TMS: What Is It and Who Needs It?

By the time she was 61, Martha Rhodes had spent decades battling intractable depression. Diagnosis: treatment-resistant major depressive disorder. She’d tried a variety of medications to no avail; most were ineffective or caused nausea, diarrhea, weight gain and mood swings. During one particularly low evening in 2009, she attempted suicide. And every morning when she […]