Skip to comments.Ketamine for Depression: The Most Important Advance in Field in 50 Years?
Posted on 10/06/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by Renfield
In any given year, 7% of adults suffer from major depression, and at least 1 in 10 youth will reckon with the disorder at some point during their teenage years. But about 20% of these cases will not respond to current treatments; for those that do, relief may take weeks to months to come.
There is one treatment, however, that works much faster: the anesthetic and club drug ketamine. It takes effect within hours. A single dose of ketamine produces relief of depression that has been shown in studies to last for up to 10 days; it also appears to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts. Now, a new research review published in Science calls the discovery of these effects of ketamine, arguably the most important discovery in half a century of depression research....
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Maybe the reason so many people are DEPRESSED is because we are living through a DEPRESSION.
Barack would prefer that you take the pain pill and let him continue on screwing the taxpayers and raping the Constitution.
This is what they use to tranquilize horses, right? So a good dose removes depression for 10 days by rendering you unconscious for that period.
Send that depression down the K-Hole.
So a good dose removes depression for 10 days by rendering you unconscious for that period.”
Maybe we should slip some to Matthews and all the other Dimwits that were so depressed after BO lost the first debate. Silence for 10 days would be golden indeed.
I remember when Time and Newsweak ran similar articles on the wonders of Ecstasy.
My son was seriously injured in Afghanistan 18 months ago, and he was kept in a coma for 8 days with ketamine. I thought it was for the pain, since just about every bone in his lower back down to his toes was broken.
Whatever it was for, the outcome in the end was fine. But when he did come around, there were some very weird things coming out of his mouth!
Exactly......There is no help for “hopelessness” except “hope”. (God). You drug people to cover up their “emotions” which is NOT help...........it is what they do to the old people in nursing homes-—drug the masses, so it takes little work to deal with them and their problems and they are quiet.
Think of all the drugs people 40 and over take....just like Soma-——emotions are NOT TIED TO BEHAVIORS; they are CAUSED BY A PILL. It is evil.
How inhumane is that—to disconnect emotions from behavior.
Brave New World and/or 1984.
I might point out that winning the Lottery removes depression for as long as the money holds out.
0bama has sent numerous conservative elderly Americans to an early grave due to a prolonged forced tolerance of his unacceptable comments and unconstitutional actions. Stress kills.
That fad went over back in the 1990s. Its street name is “Special K”.
Can you make brain dead people unconscious? I’m not sure ketamine would have any effect on those fools.
I hope he is recovering well.
And THANK him (from my family) for his service!