Two new studies suggest the psychiatric benefits of ketamine treatment may extend beyond just the targeting of depression. The research demonstrates ketamine may be helpful in targeting both anxiety- and substance abuse-related depression.
IV ketamine clinics are getting a lot of attention these days, and with good reason. With success rates in the 70-80% range for the treatment of depression and mood disorders and upward of 90% for some pain disorders, this new treatment is changing lives and bringing hope to more and more people every day.
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. Researchers have called it the most exciting breakthrough in the field of depression research in the past half-century. One form of the drug, being developed as a nasal spray called esketamine, is in the final stages of testing needed before
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.