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CNN-Ketamine depression treatment

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(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration put the experimental drug esketamine (also known as ketamine) on the fast track to official approval for use in treating major depression, Janssen Pharmaceutical announced Tuesday. This designated “breakthrough therapy” would offer psychiatrists a new method for treating patients with suicidal tendencies and would qualify as the first new treatment … Read more

Gifts of Depression

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“Chapter 7: Gifts of Depression,” in Thomas Moore’s, Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life. New York: HarperPerennial, 1992, ISBN: 0060165979, pp. 137-154. The soul presents itself in a variety of colors, including all the shades of gray, blue, and black. To care for the soul, we must … Read more

What a Ketamine infusion is like?

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KETAMINE is a medicine developed more than 50 years ago for anesthesia during surgery, and has been used for that purpose since that time in children, adults, and animals. More recently, KETAMINE has been found to be a valuable and highly effective treatment for major depression, bipolar depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and certain … Read more

When youre asked how youre doing while dealing with depression?

For most people, this is an easy question to answer. For those of us who struggle with mental illnesses, we just put on our masks and attempt to act “normal.” We answer your question with something like “I’m fine,” “I’m good,” or “How are you?” Those of us who struggle with depression may be experiencing … Read more

Kiwis worlds largest study-Antidepressant drug Ketamine

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The world’s largest trial of ketamine’s antidepressant potential includes Kiwi patients. Kiwi patients (a nickname for New Zealanders) are taking part in the largest ever clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of ‘club drug’ ketamine in the treatment of depression.

Ketamine is used illicitly as an hallucinogenic recreational drug and clinically as an anaesthetic. It is not approved for clinical use in depression treatment in New Zealand, where it is a class C drug.

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FDA approves expedited development/review of the drug Esketamine

A pharmaceutical company announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved expedited development and review of the drug esketamine, commonly called ketamine, in treating major depression. Ketamine has been approved as an anesthetic for humans and animals and is one of the most popular painkillers for children in emergency rooms across the country. It’s also popular as both a party … Read more

New Zealand & Australia to conduct Ketamine trial for depression.

Two hundred patients who’ve failed to get better using existing treatments will take part – some getting a placebo, the rest twice-weekly ketamine treatments. Previous trials have shown ketamine “produces rapid antidepressant effects within hours”, says research leader UNSW Professor Colleen Loo, but the long-term effects aren’t yet known. “This trial will allow us to … Read more

A film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET

Light Beneath Their Feet

I would like to recommend a movie which I believe DBSA Tucson and the community will be very interested to see. I produced a feature film titled A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET revolving around a family dealing with bipolar disorder that just completed a 25+ city theatrical release and garnered excellent reviews, including this 4-star … Read more

Ketamine & Treatment resistant depression (TRD)

From http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27489070 Author information 1. Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 2. Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 3. Department of Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Abstract Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a disabling disorder that can interfere with a patient’s capacity to … Read more