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Tips on the Doubts about Ketamine/Esketamine

By: zdavis | August 19th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Ketamine and esketamine have been shown to provide rapid relief of suicidality, however, many lingering doubts have been raised about these medicines. In a previous article from The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Nolan Williams, M.D., discusses the potential negative consequences of ketamine/esketamine treatment. Here are some of Dr. Williams’s tips: It

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How Effective is Esketamine [60 Sec Psych]

By: jives | May 16th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

It's been a year since esketamine's (Spravato) debut for treatment resistant depression, and the numbers are in: to treat and to harm. A review of Citrome L, DiBernardo A, Singh J. 144 Esketamine Nasal Spray for Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression: Number Needed to Treat, Number Needed to Harm, Likelihood to be Helped/Harmed. CNS Spectr. 2020;2

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Psilocybin, Ketamine, and the Spiritual Brain

By: jives | February 4th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

A new antidepressant is under development that could change the field even more than esketamine. And even if it doesn't, its novel effects on the mind reveals something that can help our patients today. This fascinating drug was commonly prescribed by psychiatrists in the 1950's until Richard Nixon tried to put it back in the bottle. Date Publish

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The Secret History of Ketamine

By: jives | July 8th , 2019 | Podcast| 0 Comment

In 1985 a Soviet psychiatrist began giving his patients ketamine in hopes to cure their alcoholism. The experiment backfired, but the results tell us something about how ketamine might treat depression. Long buried behind the Iron Curtain, this episode uncovers that early research and traces it back to modern PET-scans, the "default mode network," a

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