ketamine articles & studies

get the facts about ketamine for depression & pain

Over the past couple of decades, researchers have been aggressively studying ketamine and its ability to treat depression, psychiatric disorders, and chronic pain conditions. There are mounds of evidence in favor of ketamine for depression and pain. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the most conclusive studies performed about ketamine—some of them are truly amazing.

Ketamine Resets System for Normal Pain Processing in Complex Syndrome Patients

For patients with intractable complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), treatment with high doses of ketamine may offer a cure or dramatically reduce pain and improve functioning. Better still, this innovative treatment soon might be available on an outpatient basis…

The Infusion Experience

A ketamine infusion involves two distinct aspects. First, there’s the technical IV procedure performed by the doctor. Second, there’s the sensation you experience during the infusion. We’ll explain both…

This Could Be Big: Intravenous Ketamine for Fibromyalgia

A recent CBS news segment featured a doctor in Florida talking about his success treating fibromyalgia with intravenous (IV) ketamine, a medication usually used for surgical anesthesia. One of his patients described that her fibromyalgia pain was “virtually eliminated” by this treatment.

Fibromyalgia pain successfully reduced with IV Ketamine treatment

Doctors at the Florida Spine Institute now provide IV Ketamine treatment to fibromyalgia patients who have found that other treatments failed…

Neurogenic neuroinflammation in fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome

Although fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) have distinct clinical phenotypes, they do share many other features. Pain, allodynia and dysaesthesia occur in each condition and seem to exist on a similar spectrum…

‘Club Drug’ Ketamine Provides Hope in Fight Against Depression

Scientists are increasingly convinced that ketamine, a popular “club drug,” may be a viable treatment option for people who suffer from depression. The drug could hold particular promise for people who are suicidal, according to the results of one small study…

Ketamine: A Potential Ray of Light For Those With Serious Depression

For those who suffer from clinical depression or bi-polar disorder, a loss of hope often accompanies these illnesses…

The Emerging Role of NMDA Antagonists in Pain Management

Ketamine has proved beneficial in multiple pain settings. In a clinical trial, the addition of low dose IV ketamine to opioids versus opioids alone postoperatively after major abdominal surgery produced better analgesia, less sedation, and decreased need of morphine or physician intervention to manage pain.

Ketamine and Peripheral Inflammation

The old anesthetic ketamine has demonstrated interactions with the inflammatory response. This review intends to qualify the nature and the mechanism underlying this interaction. For this purpose, preclinical data will be presented starting with the initial works, and then, the probable mechanisms will be discussed…

 

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