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Posts Tagged ‘ketamine’

By On May 20th, 2013

Ketamine Remains A Promising Treatment Option

Ketamine, an anesthetic agent, has been the jumping off point for a number of studies in the past few months. Researchers have theorized that it can be helpful in a number of psychiatric disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and even some forms of autism. John Gever, of MedPage Today, reports that the drug is…

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By On October 15th, 2012

A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Rett syndrome

A recent study suggests that individuals with Rett syndrome, a severe autism-related disorder, could reverse brain abnomalities by simply taking a drug commonly used in anesthesia. As reported on MedicalXpress, the study appeared in the Journal of Neurosciences. Researchers used mice with normal brain activity and mice with a genetic mutation similar to the one…

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By On March 8th, 2012

Could Ketamine Become a Contender for Short-Term Depression Treatment?

Ketamine is a unique injectable anesthetic that has to be prescribed and is only available to physicians; it is often used as a general anesthetic for children, persons of poor health and in veterinary medicine. Ketamine belongs to a class of drugs called “dissociative anesthetics, which separate perception from sensation; other drugs in this class…

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