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New Multiple uses Available for Old Medicine Ketamine

New Multiple uses Available for Old Medicine Ketamine

RENO, Nev (KOLO) The clear plastic IV bag contains saline and a small amount of Ketamine. Two times a week, Samantha Cobb is hooked up to the medicine for about 40 minutes. A chronic pain patient with depression, she says within hours she feels like a million bucks. “For the past four years I haven’t […]

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Medscape: Depression in CAD Trumps All Other Risk Factors for Death

Medscape: Depression in CAD Trumps All Other Risk Factors for Death

  Patrice Wendling August 03, 2017 MURRAY, UT — Depression and coronary artery disease are known to walk hand in hand, but a new study suggests that depression any time after a diagnosis of CAD is the strongest predictor of death[1]. Among 24,137 patients identified with significant CAD, a new depression diagnosis was associated with a twofold higher risk […]

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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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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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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 […]