Ketamine for Depression: Does it work?

What is Ketamine? Ketamine, also known as Ketalar, Ketaset, and Ketanest, is a medication that’s currently FDA approved only as an anesthetic but it’s showing great potential as a treatment for severe depression. In fact, numerous Ketamine Clinics have begun to appear throughout the United States to solve this problem. Depressed patients with stubborn symptoms get relief …

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More Than Just a Trip: Why Does Ketamine Work for Depression When Nothing Else Does?

“In my experience, patients who have high positive regard for the hallucinogenic—mystical and transcendental—experience also tend to have better antidepressant response to ketamine infusion,” Mark Niciu, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and one of the main authors of a 2015 study that found a correlation between ketamine and dissociation, told Gizmodo. Ketamine’s …

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Ketamine research reports 75% success rate in treatment of long-term depression

Researchers looking into the use of ketamine say they have had a 75 per cent success rate in using it to treat long-term depression. “The results are startling,” says Melbourne University neuroscientist Associate Professor Graham Barrett, who has been studying depression for 30 years. “They’re not 100 per cent, there are people who don’t respond …

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Population scale data reveals the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Abstract Current therapeutic approaches to depression fail for millions of patients due to lag in clinical response and non-adherence. Here we provide new support for the antidepressant effect of an anesthetic drug, ketamine, by Inverse-Frequency Analysis of eight million reports from the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System. The results of the examination of population scale …

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What Does The Mental Effect Of Ketamine Feel Like?

It’s not unusual for individuals who haven’t experienced Ketamine treatments before to feel nervous, much like any other initial medical procedure. There may be questions, worries, and uncertainties regarding the potential variations in experiences. These feelings are completely legitimate since, similar to any treatment, Ketamine can yield diverse results due to factors such as dosage …

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Fibromyalgia Pain Management Guide

Have you recently received a diagnosis for fibromyalgia? If so, you may have a lot of questions about the condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia is currently affecting approximately 4 million adults across the United States. It’s defined as a condition that causes widespread pain throughout the entire body. Fibromyalgia …

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If You Are Fighting Depression, Consider Ketamine

Ketamine is a drug that is completely unique, and when it comes to treating depression, the results have been so good, it’s shocked many in psychiatry. “This is a game-changer,” Dr. John Krystal, chief psychiatrist at Yale Medicine, told Medical Xpress. “When you take ketamine, it triggers reactions in your cortex that enable brain connections …

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How much ketamine is the right dosage for Treatment Resistant Depression?

Abstract Numerous placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated the ability of ketamine, an NMDA receptor antagonist, to induce rapid (within hours), transient antidepressant effects when administered intravenously (IV) at subanesthetic doses (0.5 mg/kg over 40 min). However, the optimal antidepressant dose remains unknown. We aimed to compare to active placebo the rapid acting antidepressant properties of a …

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Ketamine Therapy Effective Treatment for Depression

What is Ketamine? Recent studies are proving ketamine therapy just might be a very potent tool to treat depression. Ketamine is a drug that acts by taking control of specific brain receptors. When administered in a controlled setting, in limited amounts, ketamine therapy can be extremely beneficial. Studies are now showing it can be a …

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