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Doctors now prescribing Ketamine ("Special K") for depression and finding amazing results.

 
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ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2010) — A single intravenous dose of the anesthetic agent ketamine appears to reduce symptoms of depression within 40 minutes among those with bipolar disorder who have not responded to other treatments, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
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Within 40 minutes, those who received ketamine experienced a significant improvement in depressive symptoms compared with those who took placebo, an improvement that was largest at day two and remained significant through day three. At some point during the course of the trial, 71 percent of participants responded to ketamine and 6 percent responded to placebo.

"These findings are particularly noteworthy because a substantial proportion of study participants had been prescribed complex polypharmacy regimens in the past with substantial treatment failures," the authors write. "The mean [average] number of past antidepressant trials was seven, and more than 55 percent of participants failed to respond to electroconvulsive therapy. The toll of this protracted and refractory illness on the subjects was evident, in that two-thirds of participants were on psychiatric disability and nearly all were unemployed."

No serious adverse effects were reported during the study. The results lend support to the hypothesis that the glutamatergic system is implicated in the development of bipolar disorder, and that targeting it may lead to improved therapies. "Future research will need to address whether differences in kinetics associated with intravenous administration -- which allows for faster absorption and avoids hepatic metabolism -- are important or necessary for rapid antidepressant effects to occur," the authors write.

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Why Ketamine Produces a Fast Antidepressant Response

The drug's robust effect at low doses as a fast-acting antidepressant potentially has use in emergency rooms with high-risk patients.

"Ketamine produces a very sharp increase that immediately relieves depression," said Dr. Lisa Monteggia, associate professor of psychiatry at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study published June 15 in Nature.

Typical antidepressant medications -- one of the most widely prescribed classes of drugs in the U.S. each year -- often take several weeks to relieve symptoms of depression. If they are not successful within 12 weeks, physicians must prescribe a different antidepressant to produce a response.

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all depression and mental illness is demons ...

i know ive had got it and neerly on the way to curing it ...
i dont wana go in the basement , im gona burn the building ....
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Hm... I have to find me one of these doctors
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thank you!! thats great to know!
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makes sense

hard to be depressed when everything is fkn ridiculous!
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ketamine will knock you off your feet.

i used it a few times in my twenties.

it's a PCP derivative chemically.

you can't even function normally on it. you just lie on the floor and 40 minutes later you're back to normal.
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Hmmm...what about angel dust? Does it cure depression and male pattern baldness?
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Wow

I spent my youth in a psych hospital, been on all the psych drugs and had so much thorazine it would literally sedate a horse

I used to self medicate heavily

used ketamine a few times just before i quit all drugs

I thought I just made up my mind to be normal

but maybe it was the ketamine?

I have been completely normal for over 13 years now--no drugs, no medications, no issues.

NONE!

I even get up early every day and function

I have 2 kids

life is great
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Ketamine: Quick Fix for Severe Depression?

Researchers at the Neuro Psychiatric Center next to Ben Taub General Hospital are testing one infusion of ketamine for its short-term effects in treating depression.

If the study’s results are successful, a second study will administer ketamine three times a week to patients to test the drug’s long-term effects.

“This is supposed to help for a couple months. The study is still under way, so it’s hard for us to know now how long the effects will last. Will it cure depression for a year or longer? I don’t think so. But we’re hoping it will work for a few months in the second trial,” said Dr. Asim Shah, who directs the mood disorder program at Ben Taub General Hospital.

Shah said so far the results are promising, but using ketamine to treat depression is not yet FDA approved.

Anti-depressants like Prozac or Celexa usually take at least a few weeks to start working. During that time, patients are more susceptible to suicide.

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Wow

I spent my youth in a psych hospital, been on all the psych drugs and had so much thorazine it would literally sedate a horse

I used to self medicate heavily

used ketamine a few times just before i quit all drugs

I thought I just made up my mind to be normal

but maybe it was the ketamine?

I have been completely normal for over 13 years now--no drugs, no medications, no issues.

NONE!

I even get up early every day and function

I have 2 kids

life is great
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that is interesting. maybe it WAS the ketamine...?!
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lol

otherwise known as horse tranquilizers
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We use to use it on medical research monkeys at a lab were I worked. I was a technician. Poor hairy bastards were part of long term medical research that stretched on for years. All druggies, constantly strung out or pissy and jonesing. Dogs can't tolerate ketamine well, they got morphine.
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Hmmm...what about angel dust? Does it cure depression and male pattern baldness?
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ha ha ha - thanks fur the larf!
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Party Drug to Treat Depression?

(This story was on ABC news today.)
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k is awesome the only thing I hate is its impossible to pee on it 5a
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Wouldnt weed work better? Minus the munchies and eating then gaining weight and getting even more depressed then smoking more... lol
"We must all hang together or surely we will all hang separately."

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No thanks. I'll keep with the occasional LSD or Mescaline, thank you very much.
You can find all you need
The message is in the silence
Whisper words to calm your mind
Reach inside
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all depression and mental illness is demons ...

i know ive had got it and neerly on the way to curing it ...
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No its not that is religious bullshit. It is nearly always a spiritual issue, but sometimes a nutritional or body chemical issue. So what the cure of your personal spiritual "demons"? there are some people who are skilled in black magic that can send you some awful thought forms, but again in that case, your spiritual Knowledge of such and how to deal with it, is still your issue.
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special k for special people banana2
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Special K.... meeeeeee-OW!
John works 40 hours a week at a factory job. His rate of pay is $12.00 per hour. This week he worked an additional 3.5 hours of overtime for which he is paid $18.00 per hour. If he stops at the bar on the way home and drinks up 40% of his paycheck, how long until his wife piles all his shit up on the sidewalk?
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What does this have to do with Special K cereal?
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what happened to your eye?
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Wow

I spent my youth in a psych hospital, been on all the psych drugs and had so much thorazine it would literally sedate a horse

I used to self medicate heavily

used ketamine a few times just before i quit all drugs

I thought I just made up my mind to be normal

but maybe it was the ketamine?

I have been completely normal for over 13 years now--no drugs, no medications, no issues.

NONE!

I even get up early every day and function

I have 2 kids

life is great
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 664728


5ahfGreat story friend. Good Luck

Peace to you
Amy
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is it baby k or normal k or new k?

baby k is given to babies in hospital

normal k is normally administered to animals
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Stuff is probably illegal eh ? Man seriously , i had a cement truck crush my..ahh never mind, anyway i have to take so many pain pills that id love to know what its like NOT to be depressed.


Certainly Zoloft and Effexor XR , hasnt really worked .

Man to feel happy again ya know like when your were ten and seen what a girl REALLY looks like for the first time , or when she said " sure" for the first date, or like when you opened the letter and said YOUR HIRED for that perfect job, oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor when your team wins the world series for the first time in 40 some years , in the ninth inning with two outs, yeah he had a 2 -3 count going on also!


Yup would be pretty frikin cool , man ! Ahhh lifes good actually, like how can it be bad that god gave ya another day ! Yeah BABY!!!hf Itz all good peace
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What does this have to do with Special K cereal?
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LMAO
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What does this have to do with Special K cereal?
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Special K is the club name for it.
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a pill for everything

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