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Party drug Ketamine is magic drug for depression


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Boggle

Link to story: Ketamine is 'magic drug' for depression - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

If this pans out, it will be great news for depression sufferers as it appears as though the way Ketamine works (as opposed to what it does) grants immediate and semi lasting relief for sufferers of up to 10 days at a go.
Obviously they need to do a bit more work on it but it's promising none-the-less.

Unsurprisingly, certain sections of society such as UK charity Admit would prefer to leave these people suffer rather than take the chance that some lemming somewhere might take the medical approval of a ketamine derivative as a sanction for getting off his face and addicted.
 


typical

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I really wonder at the sanity and competence of the guy, like medical usefulness is high up on the list of most peoples reasons for using a particular drug.

"It's Saturday night, I've just gotten paid and I'm sorted for medically approved pharmaceutical treatments, lets go NUT'S!!!!"
 

spidermom

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Link to story: Ketamine is 'magic drug' for depression - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

If this pans out, it will be great news for depression sufferers as it appears as though the way Ketamine works (as opposed to what it does) grants immediate and semi lasting relief for sufferers of up to 10 days at a go.
Obviously they need to do a bit more work on it but it's promising none-the-less.

Unsurprisingly, certain sections of society such as UK charity Admit would prefer to leave these people suffer rather than take the chance that some lemming somewhere might take the medical approval of a ketamine derivative as a sanction for getting off his face and addicted.
GEEZ...Boggle..its a horse tranquiliser...course it "cures" depression??
The patients (or in this clinical trail the RATS!!) were out of their heads...like the muppets we see regularly coming through our doors of a Sat night!!


Apologies for the rant..if it genuinely does have therapeutic qualities in the treatment of mental health issues... Great...but its far too available for misuse at the mo....thats the bigger issue!!!
 

LeDroit

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In other news, cocaine cheers you up, marijuana makes you more mellow and LSD can make an ashtray interesting.
 
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Link to story: Ketamine is 'magic drug' for depression - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

If this pans out, it will be great news for depression sufferers as it appears as though the way Ketamine works (as opposed to what it does) grants immediate and semi lasting relief for sufferers of up to 10 days at a go.
Obviously they need to do a bit more work on it but it's promising none-the-less.

Unsurprisingly, certain sections of society such as UK charity Admit would prefer to leave these people suffer rather than take the chance that some lemming somewhere might take the medical approval of a ketamine derivative as a sanction for getting off his face and addicted.
I'd prefer to read the study myself than go on what the Indo states. It's a dodgy compound to say the least. It's listed on the BNP in the veterinary appendix.
 
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It's also used as an anaesthetic for humans, especially children.
It's used mainly for animals nowadays. It's also used in surgery in the battlefield, in severe cases of asthma and as you've mentioned as an anesthetic usually in combination with another sedative.

One of the main things i'd like to know was which enantiomer they based the study on or did they test both.
 

"secret"

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It's used mainly for animals nowadays. It's also used in surgery in the battlefield, in severe cases of asthma and as you've mentioned as an anesthetic usually in combination with another sedative.

One of the main things i'd like to know was which enantiomer they based the study on or did they test both.
So far i know its to get a Horse sedate and its a very dangerous liquid where some people die of it and it would not be recomanded for any casual drug for humanbeings.
 

spidermom

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So far i know its to get a Horse sedate and its a very dangerous liquid where some people die of it and it would not be recomanded for any casual drug for humanbeings.
Indeed...would sooner have a "Head" shopper in the A+E dept..than a KET head!!
 

peterc661

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tell you what i hate. The way no body seems to ever notice that alcohol is a drug which makes most people happy. why is alcohol not banned
 

CookieMonster

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ketamine isn't a drug I'd be very fond of. I know of two people who had, perhaps still have, a rather upsetting psychological dependency on the stuff. It also leaves you a bit weird after it... there is a kind of obnoxiousness, not quite coke head obnoxious, but certainly it increases one's ego.

Anyway, the effects of Ketamine on depression are not new, they've been noted before. I think further study is needed and I wouldn't be dismissing it out of hand simply becase it's an abused drug... aren't they all. And, as with most anti-depression medication, it's usually a case of using a sledge hammer to crack a nut... but when no other options work, you'll gladly take the hammer.
 

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