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Ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms

Intranasal formulation of ketamine helps clear treatment-resistant depressive symptoms https://t.co/oDFLGNjSXP — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) January 3, 2018 A ketamine-based nasal spray produces rapid improvement of depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of 67 adults with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder examined

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Ketamine & Prevention of PTSD

http://www.hindustantimes.com/health-and-fitness/a-single-dose-of-ketamine-may-help-prevent-ptsd-symptoms-study/story-6lKM7LPjlLJ6QjLZJatDjL.html “Ketamine is a powerful drug and we wouldn’t advocate widespread use for preventing or reducing PTSD symptoms. But if our results in mice translate to humans, giving a single dose of ketamine in a vaccine-like fashion could have great benefit for people who are highly likely to experience significant stressors,

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Ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related memories.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/24/radical-ketamine-therapy-could-treat-alcohol-addiction-erase-memories?CMP=fb_gu Scientists believe that a radical treatment involving the tranquilliser ketamine could help overcome alcohol addiction by “erasing” drink-related memories. Psychologists based at University College London are testing whether a one-off dose of the drug could help hazardous drinkers who are trying to reduce their alcohol intake. Alcohol addiction is notoriously difficult

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Ketamine as a treatment for depression

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34148271/therapy-center-using-ketamine-to-treat-depression-ptsd "Ketamine is a drug that's been around for 50 or so years. We've been using it in the operating rooms, in the emergency rooms as a general anesthetic," said Dr. Steven Reichbach, an anesthesiologist. Now, it's being used to combat depression, chronic pain, many mood and anxiety disorders -- most

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Ketamine and depression

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11500273 "We know that ketamine is active in the frontoparietal circuit of the brain and disconnects these two parts," he said. "In depression those two parts of the brain work overtime in an over-connected way. It may be that ketamine works as an antidepressant by disconnecting those two parts of the brain

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