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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

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

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

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

Researchers study new ways to treat suicide risk, Ketamine

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June 21, 2016 In an effort to find new ways of directly targeting suicidal thoughts and behaviors in at-risk individuals, researchers are looking to medications such as ketamine and clozapine. In addition, they are working to adjust some existing psychological treatments and develop new ones. In an effort to find new ways of directly targeting … Read more

Johnson & Johnson reinventing party drug Ketamine to treat depression.

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Until joining the company a few years ago, J&J neuroscience R&D head Husseini Manji led the mood and anxiety disorders program at the National Institutes of Health. While there, he helped run a program that led to one of the greatest breakthroughs in psychiatry in recent years: the knowledge that a brain receptor called the … Read more

Researchers at University of Maryland School Of Medicine could revolutionize Depression treatment.

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Recent discovery by a team of researchers at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine could revolutionize how we deal with depression. Extra special K. Depression is a difficult problem to solve. We don’t fully understand what causes it and therefore we have difficulty developing treatments for it. Luckily, new research may have found a … Read more

NIH researchers discover Ketamine can lift depression in hours or even minutes

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In a series of studies carried out by NIH, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, working together with the National Institutes of Mental Health, researchers discovered how Ketamine can lift Depression in a matter of hours or even minutes — when administered in a controlled setting, adding that the effects of a … Read more