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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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A Consensus Statement on the Use of Ketamine in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

A Consensus Statement on the Use of Ketamine in the Treatment of Mood Disorders

Several studies now provide evidence of ketamine hydrochloride’s ability to produce rapid and robust antidepressant effects in patients with mood and anxiety disorders that were previously resistant to treatment. Despite the relatively small sample sizes, lack of longer-term data on efficacy, and limited data on safety provided by these studies, they have led to increased...

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Use and Safety of Ketamine: In Plain Terms

Use and Safety of Ketamine: In Plain Terms

Not surprisingly, a number of you have voiced your concern about our intention to conduct a study in which ketamine, a drug known to be abused recreationally and commonly used by veterinarians, will be trialed in children. However, the current use, safety and benefits of ketamine are much greater than you might suspect. more…

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New Psychology Today article on Ketamine

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