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Ketamine for depression?

Started by: munglespoon
On: 30/10/2018 | 17:12
Replies: 30
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by: munglespoon
on: 30/10/2018 | 17:12

The treatments for depression have not changed much for about fifty years, and these treatments do not work for everyone anyway. Now some scientists are investigating how Ketamine works and think they could use it for people with major depression.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/custom-media/mount-sinai/in-an-old-drug-new-hope-for-depression/

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by: nefarius
on: 30/10/2018 | 17:18

I assume they are talking about very small doses? You wouldn't be much use to society otherwise. Not being able to walk and being in a K hole wouldn't be productive. As a recreational it wears off fast too. 

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by: sharo03282
on: 30/10/2018 | 17:40

A horse tranquilizer! I don'think  it's a good idea. People need help to talk about their problems not to be drugged up!

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by: nefarius
on: 30/10/2018 | 17:44

Depression is a debilitating medical condition @sharo03282

A quick chat ain't going to make it go away. Suicide might. I think I'll leave the research to the professionals. 

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by: sharo03282
on: 30/10/2018 | 17:51
No a quick chat won't sort any problems @nefarious.
I've hit rock bottom but with the right counciling I made it through the other side. Counciling might not be for everyone but prescription drugs may not be either.
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by: swamppig
on: 30/10/2018 | 18:05 edited: 30/10/2018 | 18:07

https://www.talktofrank.com/drug/ketamine 

Some users have been known to take higher doses as a way to control the bladder pain caused by ketamine, which in turn increases the risk of bladder damage and pain.
Abdominal pain or ‘K cramps’ have been reported by many long-term users.
Evidence of liver damage due to regular, heavy ketamine use is emerging. The liver has a range of important functions, such as cleaning your blood and removing toxic substances.
It can make you physically incapable of moving. You can feel completely detached from your body and surroundings, which has been compared to having a near-death experience. This is sometimes called “entering the k-hole”.
Injecting ketamine can damage the veins and can cause serious problems such as abscesses (swollen areas of tissue that are full of pus) and blood clots. Sharing injecting equipment, including needles and syringes, risks infection with hepatitis C and B viruses and HIV.

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by: bluenose5
on: 30/10/2018 | 18:33

Does not sound right 

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by: rabbea
on: 31/10/2018 | 13:26
That does not look ok
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