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Hope for Rapid Treatment of Suicidal Patients

Approval of Spravato for patients suffering from Suicidal Ideations and Major Depression Disorder (MDD) is allowing us to make great strides in helping our patients. This article was originally published by the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Sep 24th, 2020
Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions

Ketamine was once used mainly as an anesthetic on battlefields and in operating rooms. Now this medication is gaining ground as a promising treatment for some cases of major depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Aug 6th, 2020
Ketamine: The Latest Wonder Drug?

On a cool Santa Cruz evening four months ago, therapist Dick Schwartz found himself crouched on a yoga mat in a friend’s living room, about to do something crazy. At least, that’s what some of his more buttoned-up colleagues might’ve thought.

Jun 26th, 2019
How Ketamine Defeats Depression

Ketamine is best known for its use as an anesthetic medication. But recent research suggests that ketamine may be useful for treating a whole host of mental health problems, including treatment-resistant depression.

Oct 19th, 2018
Ketamine A ‘Lifesaving’ Aid for Depression?

Aug. 21, 2018 — Ketamine, a widely used anesthetic that’s also an illicit party drug, has taken on a new role in recent years: treating severe depression in people who have not responded to standard treatment.

Aug 28th, 2018
Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin (CNN) A few months ago, Alan Ferguson decided he was ready to die — for the third time. In 2014, he attempted suicide twice, and the persistent thoughts of “I need to be dead” were echoing in his brain once again.

Aug 28th, 2018