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Time Magazine Gives Cover Story to Ketamine

Time Magazine Gives Cover Story to Ketamine

New Hope for Depression Mandy Oaklander Jul 26, 2017 TIME Health For more, visit TIME Health. Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list–half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs–are […]

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The Independent Features Ketamine

The Independent Features Ketamine

Ketamine has ‘truly remarkable’ effect on depression and is effective in elderly patients, scientists say. After six months, 43% of the subjects said they had no significant symptoms of depression. Katie Forster Health Correspondent @katieforster Wednesday 26 July 2017 08:38 BST Ketamine can have a “truly remarkable” effect on people with depression, researchers have said after a […]

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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 Featured on DrugTargetReview.com

Ketamine Featured on DrugTargetReview.com

How Ketamine Could Cure Depression The major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central and peripheral nervous system, glutamic acid, has been known for more than 50 years to produce its actions through various ionotropic channels (NMDA and AMPA) and G-coupled metabotropic receptors (mGluR 1 to 5). The glutamate-sensitive ion channels comprise multiple protein subunits and are subject […]

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When Is Depression ‘Treatment Resistant’?

When Is Depression ‘Treatment Resistant’?

When should you, the prescriber, conclude that your patient with depression is “treatment resistant,” and thereby eligible for alternative non-pharmacological interventions—such as vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)? There are multiple ways that the failure to agree on a standardized definition of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) impacts the clinical care […]

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Top 10 Medical Innovations to Watch Out for in 2017

Top 10 Medical Innovations to Watch Out for in 2017

Ketamine makes #7 on Dr. Axe’s Top 10 Medical Innovations to Watch Out for in 2017 list! “7. Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression More than 15 millions Americans over the age of 18 suffer from depression — that’s 6.7 percent of the adult population. (8) And while there are some natural remedies and prescription medications available, for nearly one-third […]

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Preventing Mental Illness With a Stress Vaccine

Preventing Mental Illness With a Stress Vaccine

A fascinating article in The Atlantic that tells the story of a neuroscientist on a mission to change how the brain and immune system handle stress. Her work shows tremendous promise for the use of ketamine in treating PTSD and stress-related mental illness. [Read the Article Here]