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A Little Laughing Gas Can Help Treat Depression, Small Study Finds

A dose of laughing gas may just help some people with hard-to-treat depression, suggests a new, small clinical trial published Wednesday. The study found that people who inhaled nitrous oxide reported improvements in their depression symptoms afterward. It also found that people felt similar improvements with a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Ketamine, Nitrous Oxide, Johnson Johnson, Treatment Resistant Depression, Neurochemistry, Euphoriants, Health Medical Pharma, Psychoactive Drugs, Management Of Depression, Nmda Receptor Antagonists, General Anesthetics, Dissociative Drugs, Nicotinic Antagonists, Nagale


How Does It Feel to Get Ketamine Therapy?

Among the recreational drugs currently entering the psychiatric mainstream (MDMA, LSD, etc.), ketamine is something of an outlier. Most people have a rough idea of what “acid” or “molly” are supposed to do, even if they’ve never tried them. Ketamine, meanwhile, remains—outside of a committed sect—an enigma. It’s not a…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Mental Health, Brain, Ketamine, Ketamine Therapy


My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse (Includes Extensive Resource List)

Nearly 40 years ago at ~4 years old. [***NOTE: IF YOU ARE VISITING TIM.BLOG/TRAUMA FOR THE RESOURCE LIST, PLEASE CLICK HERE OR SCROLL DOWN***] For me, this is the most important podcast episode I’ve ever published.In it, I describe the most life-shaping, certainly the most difficult, and certainly the most transformative journey of my 43 years on this planet. I’ve never shared it before. My dance partner and safety net in this conversation is my friend Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman)...
Tags: Google, Lifestyle, Abuse, Trauma, Chanel, Fast Company, Florence, Einstein, Ketamine, Ayahuasca, Tim Ferriss, The Tim Ferriss Show, Nyu, Mdma, Psychedelics, Tara Brach


More Than Just a Trip: Why Does Ketamine Work for Depression When Nothing Else Does?

Even though depression is a common and debilitating mental illness, the last groundbreaking medication released for it was Prozac, approved in 1987. Throughout the last 20 years, though, research scientists have discovered that ketamine, a common anesthetic and, at times, a recreational drug, is a rapid and effective…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Depression, Ketamine, Major Depressive Disorder


Thai Boys Were Given Ketamine to Prevent Panic and Hypothermia During Cave Rescue

Ketamine may have helped save the lives of the twelve boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a Thai cave last summer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Thailand, Ketamine, Thai Cave Rescue, Hypothermia During Cave Rescue


Ketamine works great for depression and other conditions, and costs $10/dose; the new FDA-approved "ketamine" performs badly in trials and costs a fortune

Ketamine is a sedative first synthesized in 1962; its patents have long elapsed and it costs pennies; it has many uses and is also sold illegally for use as a recreational drug, but in recent years it has been used with remarkable efficacy as a treatment for a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (I have lifelong chronic pain and my specialist has prescribed very low doses of it for me at bedtime). Recently, the FDA approved Esketamine, a ketamine-like drug ...
Tags: Health, Post, Corruption, News, Depression, Fda, Pharma, Ketamine, Chronic Pain, Alexander, Johnson Johnson, Scott Alexander, Scott Alexander Slate Star Codex, Esketamine


How Is Taking Ketamine for Depression Different From Falling Into a K-Hole?

You’ve probably heard a lot about ketamine this week, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve a nasal spray based on the drug as a new depression treatment. But given ketamine’s long-standing reputation as a recreational drug—so notorious that users talk about entering a “K-hole” after taking…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brain, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Ketamine, Spravato


Ketamine Is Now an FDA-Approved Depression Treatment, but Who Will Be Able to Get It?

This week, the Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson’s Spravato, the nasal spray version of a ketamine-like sedative, for certain cases of depression. And the drug is already being heralded as a “game-changer” for depression and suicide treatment. But chief among the major questions the average…Read more...
Tags: Science, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Ketamine, Johnson Johnson, Spravato


US FDA approved chemical twin of dissociative psychedelic ketamine to treat depression

Earlier today, the FDA approved esketamine (brand name Spravato), a chemical twin of the dissociative psychedelic/anaesthetic ketamine (Special K), as a treatment for depression. Spravato comes in nasal spray form meant to be administered weekly or every other week depending on the severity of the patient's depression. "There has been a longstanding need for additional effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, a serious and life-threatening condition," said the FDA's acting dir...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, US, Depression, Psychiatry, Fda, Ketamine, Psychedelics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Esketamine, Spravato, Demitri Papolos, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, Papolos


US FDA approved chemical cousin of dissociative psychedelic ketamine to treat depression

Earlier today, the FDA approved esketamine (brand name Spravato), a relative of the dissociative psychedelic/anaesthetic ketamine (Special K), as a treatment for depression. Spravato comes in nasal spray form meant to be administered weekly or every other week depending on the severity of the patient's depression. "There has been a longstanding need for additional effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, a serious and life-threatening condition," said the FDA's acting director...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, US, Depression, Psychiatry, Fda, Ketamine, Psychedelics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Esketamine, Spravato, Demitri Papolos, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, Papolos


A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray Is Now an FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new kind of depression treatment seen in decades, a nasal spray drug based on the sedative ketamine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Depression, Fda, Ketamine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Johnson Johnson, Spravato


Spravato: New Ketamine Treatment to be Approved by FDA

Last week a committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended in a 14-2 vote that the agency approve the use of a nasal spray form of esketamine (a specific type of ketamine) for the treatment of treatment-resistant depression and certain other types of depression. Treatment-resistant depression is when clinical depression fails to respond to multiple (at least two) attempts to treat it with at least two different types of medications or psychotherapy over the course of a year...
Tags: Psychology, General, Suicide, Disorders, Depression, Treatment, Fda, Ketamine, Ketamine For Depression, Medications, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, Janssen, Trd, Treatment Resistant Depression, Treatment-resistant, Esketamine


A Ketamine-Based Nasal Spray for Depression Could Soon be Approved by the FDA

One of the largest hurdles to ketamine becoming a mainstream depression treatment may have just been cleared.Read more...
Tags: Science, Depression, Fda, Ketamine


A depression drug that's been called 'the most important discovery in half a century' just got a big step closer to FDA approval (JNJ)

A first-of-its-kind treatment for depression got a big nod from a group of scientists convened by the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. Experts concluded that the drug, called esketamine and inspired by ketamine, is safe and effective. In addition, they said the drug's benefits outweighed its risks. Their input will play a key role in the FDA's final approval decision, expected in March. If given the official green light, the drug would be the first novel therapeutic for depression i...
Tags: US, Trends, Ubs, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Ketamine, University Of Maryland, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fairview Health Services, Janssen, Steven Meisel, Wilson Compton, Julie Zito


A 'party drug' with potential to be the next blockbuster antidepressant is edging closer to the mainstream, but it could set you back $9,000

Once dismissed as a "party drug," ketamine is emerging as a potential alternative treatment for depression. A growing list of academic medical centers now offer the drug, including Columbia University, which began offering ketamine to patients with severe depression this fall. Ketamine works differently from common antidepressants like Celexa or Prozac and has been called "the most important discovery in half a century." Pharmaceutical companies, including Allergan and Johnson & Johnson, are a...
Tags: New York, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, San Francisco, Trends, Harvard University, San Diego, Kaiser, Columbia University, Fda, Allergan, Ketamine, Columbia, Business Insider, Mount Sinai


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.
Tags: News, Ketamine, Antidepressants, Suicides and Suicide Attempts, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders, Prozac (Drug


A ‘party drug’ with potential to be the next blockbuster antidepressant is edging closer to the mainstream, but it could set you back $9,000

Once dismissed as a "party drug," ketamine is emerging as a potential alternative treatment for depression. A growing list of academic medical centers now offer the drug, including Columbia University, which began offering ketamine to patients with severe depression this fall. Ketamine works differently from common antidepressants like Celexa or Prozac and has been called "the most important discovery in half a century." Pharmaceutical companies including Allergan and Johnson & Johnson are als...
Tags: New York, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, San Francisco, Trends, Harvard University, San Diego, Kaiser, Columbia University, Fda, Allergan, Ketamine, Columbia, Business Insider, Mount Sinai


Scientists May Have Unlocked the Secret of How Ketamine Treats Depression So Quickly

In recent years, the party drug and anesthetic ketamine has been embraced as a rapidly-acting, if still off-label, medication for some cases of depression and suicidal ideation that don’t respond to other treatments. But there’s still much we don’t understand about how it actually works so quickly to treat the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Depression, Ketamine, Opioids


Ketamine Used to Subdue Dozens at Request of Minneapolis Police, Report Says

The Star Tribune reported that emergency medical workers were asked by officers 62 times last year to sedate people with the powerful anesthetic.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Police Brutality, Ketamine, Star Tribune, Minn, Ethics and Official Misconduct, Sedatives, Misconduct and Shootings, Anesthesia and Anesthetics, Police Department (Minneapolis


Psychedelic Drugs May Help the Brain Repair Itself, Study Finds

In recent years, psychedelic party drugs such as LSD and MDMA have been studied by scientists for their potential ability to treat mental health problems like depression and anxiety—often in microdoses much smaller than the what a person would take to trip. But while the research into these drugs is promising, there’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Brains, Ketamine, Lsd, Hallucinatory Drugs


Ketamine Nasal Spray Relieves Suicidal Thoughts, but Doctors Worry About Abuse Risk

Ketamine, a drug that’s been retooled as a “breakthrough” in depression treatment, is one step closer to becoming mainstream medicine, thanks to the results of a Phase II clinical trial published this week in the American Journal of Psychiatry. But some experts are wary of creating a new drug-abuse crisis by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, Suicide, Mental Health, Depression, Ketamine


Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours in Hospital Study

When it comes to preventing suicide, true breakthroughs are hard to come by. The overall rate of suicide in the U.S. has increased since the turn of the millennium, reaching a 30-year-high in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And although there are many drugs and therapy approaches…Read more...
Tags: Science, Suicide, Depression, Ketamine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Breakthrough


Altered State of Mind: 5 Ways to a Controlled High

artwork: Matt Furie Even if you don’t agree with any form of drug use, there is a controlled, or more healthy way to consume many substances, and there are many different reasons why people seek that respective substance. Knowing and reflecting these different forms how and reasons why people are looking for their high, can prevent a lot of misunderstandings and stigmas in our everyday life. In light of the Altered Conference, held in Berlin for the first time next week, with workshops, talks ...
Tags: Wellness, Amazon, Fashion, Drugs, Berlin, Netherlands, Stories, High, Ketamine, Spiritual, Ayahuasca, Wellbeing, Microdosing, Korb, Marihuana, Matt Furie


Dissociative psychedelic Ketamine may help suicidal children

Ketamine is a short-acting dissociative anesthetic commonly used on animals and sometimes people. Of course it's also beloved by many psychonauts for its unusual dreamlike or "out of body" psychedelic effects. While Ketamine has been shown for years to help treat depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults, researchers at Yale School of Medicine now report that it has great promise as a fast-acting intervention for children in crisis. From Scientific American: It was les...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Suicide, Mental Health, Depression, Ketamine, Psychedelics, Nicole, Yale School of Medicine, Michael Bloch Yale


This Week in Health: Summer Colds, Health Care and Yoga for Pain

It’s officially summer, but the warm weather doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in for three months of good health. This week’s health news revealed why getting a summer bug can feel even more awful than a winter one. There’s also, of course, plenty of health care news to catch up on. Here’s what else caught our…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Fish, Depression, Yoga, Health Care, Ketamine, Ketamine For Depression, Health News, This Week In Health, Health Care Bill, Summer Colds, Health Benefits Fish, Is Fish Healthy, Yoga Benefits




This Week in Health: Go Swimming and Clean Your Humidifier

This week we learned that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, since it’s easy on the joints and recruits more major muscle groups than other types of cardio. Here’s what else grabbed our attention in health this week. The dangers of using the club drug ketamine for depression Ketamine shows huge promise…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Depression, Heart Disease, Exercise, Swimming, Ketamine, This Week In Health, Eggplant Bacon


The Dangers of Using the Club Drug Ketamine for Depression

After trying antidepressants, psychotherapy and other treatments like electroconvulsive therapy, people with tough-to-treat depression are often out of options. In recent years, however, there’s been fresh hope in an unexpected place: the club drug ketamine. Ketamine hydrochloride has been found in some small studies to help treatment-resistant depression. Research like this—and the buzzy headlines that…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Depression, Mental Illness, Ketamine, Mental Health/Psychology, Depression Treatment, Major Depressive Disorder, Lsd, Major Depression, Psilocybin, Treatment Resistant Depression, Club Drug, Persistent Depressive Disorder


‘Club Drug’ Ketamine Provides Hope in Fight Against Depression

Ketamine is remarkably good at erasing away the worst symptoms of depression—but there's a catch
Tags: Uncategorized, Research, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Psychiatry, Addiction, Ketamine, Mental Health/Psychology, Antidepressants, Drug Addiction, Antidepressant


British man jailed in Canada after his friend's ashes were mistaken for drugs

The bag containing a portion of Simon Darby's ashes initially tested positive for ketamine [Author: Adam Boult]
Tags: Drugs, Text, Canada, Drug, Ketamine, Ashes, Adam Boult, Simon Darby