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  1. Ketamine isn't an opioid and treats depression in a unique way  Medical Xpress

    Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there's plenty of evidence suggesting it isn't one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may...

  2. Ketamine isn't an opioid and treats depression in a unique way, says Johns Hopkins expert  The Hub at Johns Hopkins

    Ketamine has gotten a bad reputation as an opioid—when there's plenty of evidence suggesting it isn't one, say Johns Hopkins experts. They believe this...

  3. Ketamine Changes Course of Major Depressive Disorder Treatment  Psychiatry Advisor

    Researchers found data that showed ketamine is effective for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder, but the way that it is administered and biomarkers...

  4. Rupert McShane: A drug not a miracle—why we need a new system for monitoring ketamine - The BMJ  The BMJ

    Rupert McShane, chair of the ECT and Related Treatments Committee at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, outlines why a monitoring system for ketamine and...

  5. Brain scans could help personalize treatment for people who are depressed or suicidal  Science Magazine

    A Stanford neuroscientist tries to identify depression subtypes and tailor care.

  6. Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard Health

    The drug ketamine is a promising treatment for some people with major depression. It can be given as an IV infusion or a nasal spray. Because it works quickly,...

  7. New research suggests MDMA could be used to treat alcoholism  Big Think

    MDMA could help alcoholics break their addiction (and not relapse) suggests a new study in the UK. Ketamine became the first FDA-sanctioned psychedelic for...

  8. Behind the Buzz: How Ketamine Changes the Depressed Patient's Brain  Scientific American

    Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the...

  9. Listening to ketamine  Knowable Magazine

    The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains...

  10. The FDA approved a new ketamine depression drug — here’s what’s next  The Verge

    For years, ketamine clinics across the country have offered intravenous infusions as a fast-acting treatment for severe depression. But the US Food and Drug...

  11. Ketamine for Depression: Clinical Evidence  Psychiatry Advisor

    Ketamine is gaining ground as a promising option for treatment-resistant depression. We review clinical evidence and criticisms of the drug.

  12. Caution urged over use of fast-acting version of ketamine for depression  NBC News

    Spravato, the ketamine-like nasal spray approved to treat depression, may be riskier than thought, critics say.

  13. 'It saved my life': Relative of party drug 'Special K' could revolutionize depression treatment  USA TODAY

    A new medication related to the iconic party drug "Special K" that can rapidly treat depression could revolutionize the treatment of the condition affecting more...

  14. Ketamine clinics promise depression treatment, but some stray from the evidence  STAT

    Screening practices and the extent of collaboration with mental health providers vary widely from one ketamine clinic to the next.

  15. Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions  The New York Times

    A nasal spray version of the drug ketamine has shown promise as an antidepressant, even if its properties still aren't well understood.

  16. IV Ketamine Infusions Dramatically Improve the Quality of Life for Severe Migraine Patient  BioSpace

    CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the US, up to 38 million people experience migraine, with some estimates suggesting that this number...

  17. NZ study throws light on how ketamine works as antidepressant  New Zealand Doctor Online

    A new University of Auckland-led study provides the most direct evidence yet of how ketamine works as a fast-acting antidepressant in humans – by increasing...

  18. Repeated ketamine infusions have sustained antidepressant effects  Healio

    Patients with treatment-resistant depression who responded to ketamine experienced sustained reductions in depressive symptoms with once-weekly...

  19. New drug mimics benefits of ketamine for depression  Yale News

    A new small-molecule drug called NV-5138 has produced a rapid antidepressant response similar to that of ketamine when tested in mice.

  20. Columbia Ketamine Program helps patients with treatment-resistant depression  Healio

    Growing evidence shows the potential of ketamine for depression. Research has demonstrated that ketamine provides rapid relief from depressive symptoms...

  21. Ketamine-like depression treatment on track for FDA approval  CNN International

    A ketamine-like drug for treatment-resistant depression was backed by a US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday. If it is then approved...

  22. Once-Weekly Ketamine Infusions Keep Resistant Depression at Bay  Medscape

    The effects of ketamine are dramatic and rapid but short-lived. New research suggests once-weekly infusions can maintain its efficacy.

  23. Many say ketamine eased their depression, but is it safe?  Medical Xpress

    (HealthDay)—Jen Godfrey couldn't shake the "deep cloud" that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate.

  24. Ketamine: Hope for the suffering  AAMCNews

    When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Spravato — a chemical cousin of ketamine — for treatment-resistant depression in March 2019,...

  25. Ketamine a Panacea for Resistant Depression? Not So Fast  Medscape

    Reports of relapses and suicides are tempering some of the earlier excitement over ketamine's much-needed rapid relief for patients with severe depression.

  26. Painting Ketamine in a Bad Light  Psychiatry Advisor

    A recent Associated Press article suggests that ketamine is not helping those with depression.1 Indeed, the article suggests that ketamine clinics are taki.

  27. Ketamine: A Promising Novel Therapy for Anxiety and PTSD  Psychiatry Advisor

    Ketamine was originally approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an anesthetic, but is increasingly being used to treat mood disorders, such...

  28. Single, Repeated, and Maintenance Ketamine Infusions for Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial  Am J Psychiatry

    Objective:Subanesthetic ketamine doses have been shown to have rapid yet transient antidepressant effects in patients with treatment-resistant depression,...

  29. Why Does Ketamine Fight Depression? Finding Answers at BNA 2019  Technology Networks

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects roughly 350 million people worldwide, but a significant minority of patients don't respond to currently available...

  30. How the Party Drug Ketamine is Helping Battle Severe Depression  NBC4 Washington

    The party drug ketamine, with the street name Special K, is giving hope to people suffering from severe depression.