Ketamine alone beats methadone and methadone/ketamine combo for neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat.  Patients are often treated as regular chronic pain patients and many resort to opioids to manage extreme levels of pain. Neuropathic pain can originate from infection, metabolic diseases, chemotherapy, trauma and many other…

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First study shows ketamine is safe and effective for depression in elderly patients

Australian researchers completed the world’s first randomized control trial (RCT), assessing the efficacy and safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression in elderly patients. In this double-blind, controlled, multiple-crossover study with a 6-month follow-up, 16 participants (≥60 years) with…

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IV Ketamine “most important breakthrough in antidepressant treatment in decades”

It’s been more than two years now since the former director of the National Institute of Mental Health wrote about the use of intravenous ketamine for the treatment of mental disorders.  He wrote that “ketamine, given intravenously, might be the…

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Ketamine is a new, faster option for treating PTSD

PTSD Treatment – Ketamine is a novel treatment for several psychiatric disorders including: Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Depression, Postpartum Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.  It was originally FDA approved for anesthesia but is now frequently…

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New study confirms IV ketamine is efficacious for treatment refractory headache

Good news for patients suffering from Chronic Migraine or new daily persistent headache.  A retrospective review of 77 patients who underwent administration of intravenous, subanesthetic ketamine was conducted by investigators at Thomas Jefferson University. Their results were just published in…

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Evidence that ketamine is efficacious for CRPS continues to grow

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is an extremely painful neuropathic pain condition that is notoriously hard to treat. At present, there are no FDA-approved medications that are indicated for treating CRPS. However, there are numerous medications that are utilized off-label…

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New study will put ketamine against electroshock therapy in severely depressed patients

Depression affects approximately one in five Americans and while most people respond to antidepressant medications, 1/3 will not. However, emerging research and countless case studies have shown that intravenous (IV) Ketamine is an effective depression treatment.  This is a major…

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How to Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks have arguably the most dangerous bite to humans of any species. Our warming climate will only make things worse as ticks become able to breed all year long, and it is now not uncommon to find ticks on dogs…

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First Clinical Trial Shows Efficacy of IV Ketamine for Suicidal Thoughts

Ketamine is a long known anesthetic agent that is still used for induction anesthesia in medicine today. It is also used off label for the treatment of various treatment-resistant diseases ranging from depression to various pain disorders. For the treatment...
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Clinical Study Shows IV Ketamine is Efficacious in the Treatment of CRPS

A clinical study conducted by researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands evaluated the efficacy of a multi-day infusion regimen of intravenous ketamine for treating CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  This double blind, placebo-controlled study validated intravenous...
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