A new article published in CNN, "Ketamine offers lifeline for people with severe depression, suicidal thoughts", by Ben Tinker and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, highlights the positive impact ketamine has on individuals suffering from severe depression. Ketamine is a powerful medication used in hospitals primarily as an anesthetic, but recent scientific studies have shown significant promise with treatment-resistant depression and suicidal ideation. Because of how quickly and how well ketamine works in some patients, some doctors have referred to it as a [...]
Ketamine, an anesthesia medication, has shown promise in treating depression, but its exact effects on the brain are unclear. Researchers have now discovered that the drug changes the firing patterns of cells in a pea-size structure hidden away in the center of the brain. This research could explain why ketamine is able to relieve symptoms of depression so quickly. This research may also provide a fresh target for scientists developing new antidepressants. In clinical trials, ketamine showed to act [...]
Ketamine infusions are in the major news circuits! Ketamine infusions are offering a new hope for depression treatment. Check out this recent article from Time Magazine, out in June 2017, titled "New Hope for Depression." http://time.com/4876098/new-hope-for-depression Yes, ketamine (aka Special K) has been a club drug of abuse and overdose in the past, but remember it's always been used safely and frequently for anesthesia, and now at very low doses, for depression. No studies to date have shown ketamine for [...]
Anesthesiologist Dr. Clark Morgan and Psychiatrist Dr. Andrea Kim are pleased to announce the opening of our new practice, Texas Ketamine Specialists. We offer groundbreaking treatment of depression that is being hailed as "arguably the most important discovery [in psychiatric research] in half a century." Ketamine infusions can relieve treatment-resistant depression in as little as a few hours. Please visit our website, Texasketaminespecialists.com, for all the science, details, process, and information about us.
During the 1960's-1970's, antidepressant medications worked by boosting levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in one way or another. Since the 1980's antidepressant medications have been by boosting levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in one way or another. See the pattern? If one of these meds didn't work for you, you tried another one in that class or went to another class, but all working with these three same neurotransmitters. In the last 10 years, scientists have been [...]