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Medical News Today: Study Answers why Ketamine Helps Depression, Offers Target for Safer Therapy

Medical News Today: Study Answers why Ketamine Helps Depression, Offers Target for Safer Therapy

Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine’s rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial drug being dispensed in a growing number of depression clinics across the country. Ketamine is drawing intense interest in the psychiatric field after multiple studies have demonstrated it […]

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Ketamine makes Time Magazine!

Ketamine makes Time Magazine!

There’s More Proof That Ketamine Works for Depression 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 haven’t had much luck — except […]

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Shape Magazine: Could Ketamine Help Cure Depression?

Shape Magazine: Could Ketamine Help Cure Depression?

Shape Magazine Recently Covered Ketamine as a Depression Treatment 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 globally. There are a slew of different treatment […]

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FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

Analysis of FAERS data finds less comorbid depression among pain patients on ketamine by Neel A. Duggal Contributing Writer, MedPage TodayMay 12, 2017 An analysis of data from the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) supported previous findings that ketamine could be an effective treatment for depression, researchers found. Given financial and ethical obstacles to […]

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The Independent: Ketamine helps patients with severe depression ‘when nothing else works’, doctors say

The Independent: Ketamine helps patients with severe depression ‘when nothing else works’, doctors say

One patient says drug slows down the ‘constant, overwhelming bombardment of negative intrusive thoughts surging through your brain’ Katie Forster Health Correspondent @katieforster   Ketamine can provide relief to patients with severe depression “where nothing has helped before”, researchers calling for a new approach to the drug’s medical use have said. For six years, scientists from Oxford University […]

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CBC: Ketamine for Depression Proposed by UK Doctors

CBC: Ketamine for Depression Proposed by UK Doctors

Several research teams around the world have been trialing ketamine use in chronic and recurring depression Thomson Reuters Posted: Apr 06, 2017 5:04 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017 5:15 PM ET  The party drug ketamine can have powerful beneficial effects on severely depressed patients who have struggled for years to recover, and the […]

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Why and How Does Ketamine Work When Other Antidepressants Don’t?

Why and How Does Ketamine Work When Other Antidepressants Don’t?

Ketamine the Next-Gen Treatment “There are key questions right now concerning both the scientific understanding of ketamine and the potential future use of ketamine or ketamine-like drugs for depression,” Dr Murrough told Medscape Medical News. One question is how ketamine triggers an antidepressant response within 1 day, whereas conventional antidepressants require 2 weeks or longer to […]