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Repeated ketamine infusions linked to rapid relief of PTSD

Repeated ketamine infusions linked to rapid relief of PTSD

Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first randomized controlled trial of repeated ketamine administration for chronic PTSD, 30 patients received six infusions of ketamine or midazolam (used as a psychoactive placebo) over 2 consecutive weeks. Between baseline and week 2, those receiving ketamine […]

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Repeated Ketamine Infusions May Rapidly Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms

Repeated Ketamine Infusions May Rapidly Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms

Repeated ketamine infusions may lead to rapid symptom improvement in people with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests a study in AJP in Advance. Participants who received six ketamine infusions over a two-week period experienced greater drops in PTSD symptoms and comorbid depressive symptoms compared with participants who received the sedative midazolam. The findings are “an important next […]