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Ketamine offers lifeline for suicidal thoughts

Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares the story of Alan Ferguson, who is being treated with ketamine, a powerful anesthetic medication used in hospitals, for severe depression...  

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New Hope for Depression

Hanley is only 21 years old, but he’s already six years into his search for something, anything, that can help him feel better for more than a few weeks at a time. “I’ve heard people describe it as sadness, and that’s not specific enough,” he says. Numbness is closer...

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Depression

I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief. As a journalist who covers health and medicine, I had read about the success of experimental trials that used ketamine to treat depression. My therapists had recommended extreme treatments like electroshock therapy...

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Opinion

Can We Stop Suicides?

It’s been way too long since there was a new class of drugs to treat depression. Ketamine might be the solution.

Kindergarten Guide

Trippy depression treatment? Hopes and hype for ketamine

Chicago preschool teacher LaurenPestikas long struggled with depression and anxiety and made several suicide attempts before trying ketamine earlier this year...

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The Effect of Ketamine Infusion in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful debilitating neurological condition that accounts for approximately 1.2% of adult chronic pain population...

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Ketamine Resets System for Normal Pain Processing in Complex Syndrome Patients

For patients with intractable complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), treatment with high doses of ketamine may offer a cure or dramatically reduce pain and improve functioning. Better still, this innovative treatment soon might be available on an outpatient basis...