Therapies promoting relief from stress, anxiety, and depression.
Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression:
Top 10 Medical Innovations 2017
A loss of hope is a classic symptom of depression. Drugs and therapies have been developed to help balance or trigger serotonin, norepinephrine and other neurotransmitters. But for one-third of depressed patients, the medications don’t really work. Alternatives include electroconvulsive therapy or other intensive treatment options.
Ketamine For Severe Depression:
'How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?'
A number of small studies have found that ketamine can do something no other drug can: it often relieves even suicidal depression in a matter of hours in patients who have not responded to other treatments.
Once-popular Party Drug Now Used for Severe Depression
Ketamine, popularly known as the psychedelic club drug Special K, has been around since the early 1960s. Since 2006, dozens of studies have reported that it can also reverse the kind of severe depression that traditional antidepressants often don't touch.