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‘Club Drug’ Ketamine Provides Hope in Fight Against Depression

“We definitely need to understand the addictive potential and side effects of ketamine more before it becomes ... off label, huge questions still remain about how much of the drug to give, and for how ... read more

Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For Depression

Ketamine was developed as an anesthetic and received FDA approval for this use in 1970. Decades later, it became popular as a psychedelic ... which takes effect more quickly. Insurers don't cover the ... read more

Rapid Tranquilization of the Violently Agitated Patient: Ketamine and an Update on Haloperidol

I don't know why it is not used more often in the ED for this purpose. I have used ketamine a handful ... The FDA has recently issued a warning on haloperidol, and I thought it useful to pass it along ... read more

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Ketamine, notorious club drug, shows promise as a treatment for depression, studies indicate

Despite years of therapy and many medications, Misra, 36, had become ... ketamine to patients who have depression or, to a lesser extent, chronic pain. Though the FDA has not approved those uses, the ... read more

Ketamine: Leading the Way Toward Fast-Acting Antidepressants

It’s an anesthetic popular ... still under study, some clinicians are starting to offer ketamine to patients whose depression is not responding to other approaches. Since it is FDA-approved for use as ... read more

Large Study Finds Ketamine Has Value for Depression

Off-label use of ketamine as an ... For financial and ethical reasons, ketamine has never been tested for its safety and effectiveness in treating depression in a large-scale clinical trial, but it re... read more

Study shows fast-acting benefits of ketamine for depression and suicidality

Most antidepressants take four to six weeks to become fully effective. This study was a proof-of-concept, phase 2, study for esketamine; it must still ... The authors caution that more research is nee... read more

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