MENTAL HEALTH NEWS
KETAMINE SHOWS PROMISE AS TREATMENT FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH DEPRESSION
August 2, 2018 - Young people suffering from treatment-resistant depression (TRD) showed a significant reduction of their symptoms after being administered ketamine injections, according to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
ADDRESSING DEPRESSION: THE WORLD'S LARGEST HEALTH PROBLEM
July 31, 2018 - Depression is the world’s largest health problem, accounting for more disability than any other disease worldwide.1 Many patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) are never diagnosed, and those who are diagnosed may not receive adequate treatment due to factors that include stigma, a lack of understanding of the medical nature of depression in the community, and access to care.
KETAMINE IS CREATING A NEW WAVE OF DRUGS TO TREAT DEPRESSION
June 13, 2018 - Ketamine, a powerful anesthetic drug, is inspiring scientists and doctors to rethink how we treat depression.
Now, two major pharmaceutical companies, Johnson & Johnson and Allergan, are making strides in developing drugs based on ketamine.
KETAMINE: OLD DRUG, NEW TRICKS
June 24, 2018 - Ketamine has been used as an anesthetic for 50 years, and for decades the clinicians prescribing it have noticed sudden, appreciable anti-suicide and antidepressant effects in their patients. Case reports of desperate suicidal depression relieved within half an hour were discussed in the waning years of the 20th century, but actual research papers with small trials have only started trickling in within the last two decades.
HOW DOES KETAMINE RELIEVE DEPRESSION SO QUICKLY?
June 25, 2018 - Recently, ketamine has been shown to quickly and effectively reduce the symptoms of depression. And now, scientists are asking how it works so fast.
Ketamine has a very complicated public image. Some consider it a "party drug," while others refer to it as a "horse tranquilizer." Increasingly, this dissociative anesthetic is being examined as a potential treatment in depression cases where other drugs have failed.