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Ketamine for Depression: Does it work?

Ketamine for Depression: Does it work?

4 weeks ago · · Comments Off on 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 […]

Efficacy and safety of ketamine in the management of anxiety and anxiety spectrum disorders: a review of the literature

Efficacy and safety of ketamine in the management of anxiety and anxiety spectrum disorders: a review of the literature

4 weeks ago · · Comments Off on Efficacy and safety of ketamine in the management of anxiety and anxiety spectrum disorders: a review of the literature

Abstract Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric conditions. Despite many proven pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available, high rates of partial response and low rates of long-term remission remain. Ketamine has been receiving increasing attention as an interventional treatment modality in psychiatry, especially among refractory conditions, including major depressive disorder. There is limited yet […]

Remission From Behavioral Dysregulation in a Child With PTSD After Receiving Procedural Ketamine

Remission From Behavioral Dysregulation in a Child With PTSD After Receiving Procedural Ketamine

2 months ago · · Comments Off on Remission From Behavioral Dysregulation in a Child With PTSD After Receiving Procedural Ketamine

– Anna C. Donoghue, Mark G. Roback, Kathryn R. Cullen Abstract Ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate–type glutamate receptor antagonist, has long been used for anesthesia and has recently been investigated for its rapid antidepressant effects in adults with treatment-resistant depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We report a case of a child with PTSD and episodes of severe aggression […]

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

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

2 months ago · · Comments Off on 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 […]

Subanesthetic ketamine infusions for the treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain: a longitudinal study

Subanesthetic ketamine infusions for the treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain: a longitudinal study

2 months ago · · Comments Off on Subanesthetic ketamine infusions for the treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain: a longitudinal study

Background Chronic pain is common in children and adolescents and is often associated with severe functional disability and mood disorders. The pharmacological treatment of chronic pain in children and adolescents can be challenging, ineffective, and is mostly based on expert opinions and consensus. Ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, has been used as an adjuvant for […]

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

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

3 months ago · · Comments Off on How much ketamine is the right dosage for Treatment Resistant Depression?

– Maurizio Fava, Marlene P. Freeman, Martina Flynn, Heidi Judge, Bettina B. Hoeppner, Cristina Cusin, Dawn F. Ionescu, Sanjay J. Mathew, Lee C. Chang, Dan V. Iosifescu, James Murrough, Charles Debattista, Alan F. Schatzberg, Madhukar H. Trivedi, Manish K Jha, Gerard Sanacora, Samuel T. Wilkinson, George I. Papakostas Abstract Numerous placebo-controlled studies have demonstrated the […]

Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial

Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial

3 months ago · · Comments Off on Ketamine for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial

– Jerome H Taylor, Angeli Landeros-Weisenberger, Catherine Coughlin, Jilian Mulqueen, Jessica A Johnson, Daniel Gabriel, Margot O Reed, Ewgeni Jakubovski and Michael H Bloch Abstract Many patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) experience inadequate symptom relief from available treatments. Ketamine is a potent N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist with a potentially novel mechanism of action for the […]

If You Are Fighting Depression, Consider Ketamine

If You Are Fighting Depression, Consider Ketamine

3 months ago · · Comments Off on 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 […]

Emotional Scars Of PTSD And How Ketamine Can Help

Emotional Scars Of PTSD And How Ketamine Can Help

3 months ago · · Comments Off on Emotional Scars Of PTSD And How Ketamine Can Help

It would be wonderful if life was a fairy tale and we all lived happily ever after. Unfortunately, the reality is that 7 in 10 people in America alone have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Of those people, 20% of them will go on to experience PTSD. What […]

Your Guide to Treating CRPS with Ketamine

Your Guide to Treating CRPS with Ketamine

3 months ago · · Comments Off on Your Guide to Treating CRPS with Ketamine

One of the most frustrating things about CRPS is that it’s not a widely understood pain condition. The International Neuromodulation Society explains that complex regional pain syndrome has been a challenge to treat historically. The main reason being that physicians can’t find an apparent cause for the degree of pain their patients are experiencing. As […]

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