Ketamine is a new, faster option for treating PTSD

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 (PTSD).  It was originally FDA approved for anesthesia but is now frequently used off-label due to…

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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 effective at treating severe depression.  This is a…

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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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Ketamine: Reinventing Chronic Pain Management

Ketamine: Reinventing Chronic Pain Management Author: Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP For patients who respond poorly or incompletely to opioids, ketamine may be the answer. In the middle of the past century, phencyclidine hydrochloride—called PCP or angel dust on...
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IV Ketamine Rapidly Effective in PTSD

IV Ketamine has shown to be rapidly effective in treating PTSD in a recent study conducted by Emory University. In the first day after treatment, mean scores on the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) fell to 14 from 46 at…

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Listen to NPR’s report on Ketamine’s use for treating depression

Lianne Milton/For NPR Chris Stephens, 28, has been battling depression all of his life. At times he wouldn’t get out of bed for weeks. In January, he said his depression hadn’t returned since he started taking ketamine. Chris Stephens, 28,...
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