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How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic

How Untreated Depression Contributes to the Opioid Epidemic

It can sometimes seem strange how so much of the country got hooked on opioids within just a few years. Deaths from prescription drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone have more than quadrupled since 1999, according to the CDC. But pain doesn’t seem to be the only culprit: About one-third of Americans have chronic pain, but not all of...

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FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

FDA Data Support Ketamine as Depression Therapy

An analysis of data from the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS) supported previous findings that ketamine could be an effective treatment for depression, researchers found. more…

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Population scale data reveals the antidepressant effects of ketamine and other therapeutics approved for non-psychiatric indications

Population scale data reveals the antidepressant effects of ketamine and other therapeutics approved for non-psychiatric indications

Current therapeutic approaches to depression fail for millions of patients due to lag in clinical response and non-adherence. Here we provide new support for the antidepressant effect of an anesthetic drug, ketamine, by Inverse-Frequency Analysis of eight million reports from the FDA Adverse Effect Reporting System. The results of the examination of population scale data...

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Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’

Ketamine For Severe Depression: ‘How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?’

Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn’t approved for depression. more…

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Analysis of print news media framing of ketamine treatment in the United States and Canada from 2000 to 2015

Analysis of print news media framing of ketamine treatment in the United States and Canada from 2000 to 2015

There are multifaceted views on the use of ketamine, a potentially addictive substance, to treat mental health problems. The past 15 years have seen growing media coverage of ketamine for medical and other purposes. This study examined the print news media coverage of medical and other uses of ketamine in North America to determine orientations...

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