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Ketamine offers new hope for patients with severe depression

March 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views

Inspired by promising research into ketamine’s therapeutic effects, people are swapping strategies online on how to use the drug to ease their despair. Could ‘Special K’ be a panacea for depression?

John woke up one morning feeling almost like his old self. He got out of bed, took a shower and, for the first time in a long time, felt as though this day would not be his last. His suicidal thoughts had faded overnight. The previous morning, the 50-year-old Ottawa father of three was given his first intravenous infusion of the drug ketamine as part of a trial for people with treatment-resistant depression.  Read the rest at The Globe and Mail…

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