A single dose of the anesthetic ketamine appears to reduce depression in patients who show little improvement with standard medications, new research suggests. The beneficial effects start less than 2 hours after the drug is given and last for about 7 days, according to results of a study conducted by investigators at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Should the anesthetic ketamine be given to people suffering from depression, if they haven`t been helped by anti-depressants?
A single dose of the anesthetic ketamine appears to reduce depression in patients who show little improvement with standard medications, new research suggests. The beneficial effects start less than 2 hours after the drug is given and last for about 7 days, according to results of a study conducted by investigators at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/10/06 - 9:23:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
crazy, get high to stave off my depression? maybe!
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/10/06 - 10:29:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Does it make you high? All I know is it's one of those date rape drugs.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/22/06 - 4:05:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
wow, that sounds great! what's the catch?
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 9/27/06 - 9:19:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
how can you feel sad when you dont feel at all?
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/29/06 - 11:31:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/10/2006 10:29:23 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
Does it make you high? All I know is it's one of those date rape drugs.

It's Special K.

I don't care about what other people put in their bodies but I wouldn't. K is on the list of maybe three drugs on the entire planet I *wouldn't* do.

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/29/06 - 1:49:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Special K, is that like E? I'm getting so old I don't even know the drug slang any more!
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 10/13/06 - 8:02:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, no drugs should be given to people with depression.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/6/06 - 4:05:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Can we say "K hole"? Bad idea.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 7:54:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
isnt ketamine a cat tranquilizer?
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 1/23/07 - 9:51:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah it's usually been used by vets up to this point
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/11/07 - 4:42:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/23/2007 9:51:28 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
Yeah it's usually been used by vets up to this point

On 1/23/2007 7:54:57 PM st3fannie wrote:
isnt ketamine a cat tranquilizer?

wait... so they're thinking of giving depressed people a cat tranquilizer? uhhmm... that doesnt seem like to great of an idea..

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 1:01:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's goddamn ketamine! No f*cking way. Anyone who says "yes" to this is crazy.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 1:16:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Interesting.

Thankfully, the traditional medication works for me.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/2/07 - 2:32:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it works, yes. We're talking about people who aren't helped by any traditional treatment. It's better than shock treatment.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 7:19:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think people should try getting a force of will rather than getting hopped up on random drugs.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 7:27:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
for the actual truely depressed (im talking about the people who actually have a chemical imbalance, not like all of the emo kids who are "sad") i think that they should take whatever they NEED, which i dont believe to be pet tranquilizers but maybe thats just me

for all the teenagers who are "depressed" because they have no friends or their boyfriend dumped them and they make themselves believe that they are clinically depressed, no, go to f*ckin Disneyland for a week or two and quit your cryin

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/17/07 - 1:35:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if it works and is safe.



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