Ketamine Therapy for Depression

Ketamine Infusion Therapy is proving to show tremendous results when prescribe to patients who suffer from depression and are resistant to traditional forms of treatment.

J & J Submits for Esketamine Nasal Spray Approval in America

Janssen has submitted a filing for approval of Esketamine with the United States Food and Drug Administration for treating depression. About 30-40% of people do not respond to current depression treatments, which results in major depression disorder leading the cause of disability all over the world. The recent filing needs to prove the drug is safe and will be beneficial for the intended recipients. What is Ketamine? Before taking a look at how ketamine works, let’s talk about what it is. Classified as a dissociative anesthetic, along with PCP and nitrous oxide, ketamine is a class III scheduled drug only approved for hospital and medical setting use. At high doses, the drug is used for anesthesia purposes, while at lower doses it produces hypnotic effects, altered perception, and pain re...

Intranasal Ketamine Shows Promise in Treating Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

A ketamine nasal spray has shown promise in rapidly treating the symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts. The recent study published online in The American Journal of Psychiatry a double-blind trial compared the standard treatment in addition to a placebo for rapid depression treatment and suicidal thoughts. Read on to find out further information about the study and the findings researchers uncovered. The Study The study involved 68 participants, and each were randomly assigned to two groups, one group received ketamine or a placebo twice a week for one month. All of the participants continued to receive treatment with antidepressants throughout the trial. The researchers looked at the effects at four hours after first treatment and again at 24 hours and 25 days later. The Resu...

Just Sad or Suffering with Clinical Depression?

Are You Clinically Depressed or Just Moody? Depression can range from serious to mild, temporary episodes of sadness and severe, unrelenting depression. Clinical depression is the most severe type of depression and it is also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Clinical depression is not the same thing as being depressed over the death of a loved one, or a medical issue or thyroid disorder, it’s much deeper and more profound than most realize. How is Clinical Depression Diagnosed? To properly diagnose clinical depression, many physicians will refer to the symptom criteria for major depressive disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association. The signs and symptoms of clinical depression can...

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