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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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A Primer on Drug Screening Methods

By: jives | May 27th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Specimens of urine, blood, hair, saliva, sweat and even nails can be used to drug test. Some are more specific, sensitive and accurate than others, says Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCCP, who goes over the following drug testing methods in The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report: Urine screening is noninvasive and the most-common type of drug test. It’s

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