The results of a new clinical trial that have been published in The American Journal of Psychiatry have given hope that ketamine can be used as a treatment for cocaine addiction. In the trial it has been found that even just a single dose of ketamine can help people who are struggling with cocaine … [Read more...] about Study Shows Ketamine Treatment in Combination with Mindfulness Therapy Shows Promise to Combat Cocaine Addiction
Can Ketamine Be Used to Treat Teen Depression?
Teens today have perhaps never been under so much pressure. Thanks to social media their whole lives seem to be under scrutiny, and their parents may have shared so much that their life history is available to anyone. In addition, they have to cope with uncertainties over jobs, gun safety and … [Read more...] about Can Ketamine Be Used to Treat Teen Depression?
VA Approves Ketamine for PTSD Treatment
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has approved a derivative of ketamine – more commonly known as an anesthetic – for the potential treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The approved medication is known as Spravato, which is a brand name of esketamine, which itself is a molecular … [Read more...] about VA Approves Ketamine for PTSD Treatment
What Makes Using Ketamine for Depression So Different Compared to Other Options?
In March of this year, the FDA gave their approval to Spravato, which is a nasal spray that contains esketamine, which is itself derived from the anesthetic ketamine. Spravato has been approved as a prescription-only drug given – along with another form of anti-depressant – to people who are proving … [Read more...] about What Makes Using Ketamine for Depression So Different Compared to Other Options?
Why More Women are Turning to Ketamine to Treat Their Depression
Research is still ongoing, but there is mounting evidence that ketamine – when taken in controlled circumstances - is a useful substance when it comes to treating depression. More and more women are turning to ketamine as a means of treating their depression, and are turning their lives around as a … [Read more...] about Why More Women are Turning to Ketamine to Treat Their Depression
How Ketamine Changes the Brain of a Depressed Individual
Controlled infusion of ketamine has been shown recently to improve the lives of individuals suffering from treatment-resistant depression. It has been so successful that the FDA has now approved the use of the drug – the first time a new psychiatric drug has been passed for approval for over thirty … [Read more...] about How Ketamine Changes the Brain of a Depressed Individual