Day: October 15, 2020

Balancing the Promise and Risks of Ketamine in 2020

Flam: Is taking Ketamine worth the risk? - Opinion - MetroWest Daily News,  Framingham, MA - Framingham, MA

A growing number of small but highly consistent controlled trials, case series, and anecdotal reports have demonstrated ketamine’s rapid and robust transient antidepressant properties. A meta-analysis of the published studies recently

completed by the American Psychiatric Association Council of Research Task Force on Novel Biomarkers and Treatments found the data from these studies to provide ‘compelling evidence that the antidepressant effects of ketamine infusion are both rapid and robust, albeit transient.’ (Newport et al, 2015). Although there are few reports examining the efficacy of repeated ketamine administration, those that have been published suggest the initial

the antidepressant effect can be extended over several weeks with repeated administrations (Murrough et al, 2013; Singh et al,

2016). Accounts of these findings have generated great interest in the media and optimism among patients. This has led to a growing number of clinics and practitioners who are

now offering various forms of Ketamine onlineRead More