Blog Articles

Trump Orders ‘a lot’ of Ketamine for Depressed Veterans

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the government will purchase “a lot” of the drug esketamine, a derivative of ketamine. Though ketamine is known as a recreational hallucinogen, Trump asserted that a new nasal-spray derivative would be of...

Aug 28th, 2019
VA Approves Psychedelic Ketamine for PTSD Treatment

SARASOTA — This month’s decision by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer a psychedelic drug to treat post-traumatic stress disorder while marijuana remains off limits is leaving some stakeholders flummoxed amid the ongoing wave of...

Jul 22nd, 2019
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