Scientists test ketamine on CHILDREN with treatment-resistant depression - and say the drug cleared up their symptoms in two weeks

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Scientists test ketamine on CHILDREN with treatment-resistant depression - and say the drug cleared up their symptoms in two weeks

Post by Didge on Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:13 pm

Children with depression who did not respond to pills have finally seen results after receiving an IV drip of ketamine, according to a new study.

Thirteen teenagers aged 12 to 18 received infusions of the illegal drug, which was first created as a horse tranquilizer, over the course of two weeks.

By the end, five of them (38 percent) were deemed to be in remission.

The authors of the study, done by the University of Michigan, say it is proof that ketamine can be safely administered to children - a question that researchers have been racing to answer as the drug gains traction as a more effective alternative to antidepressants.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6020211/Scientists-test-ketamine-CHILDREN-depression.html

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Re: Scientists test ketamine on CHILDREN with treatment-resistant depression - and say the drug cleared up their symptoms in two weeks

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:45 am

Surprised

Horse tranq's for children...

Hope they dilute it down a fair bit !!!

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:59 am

It was once thought that children don't suffer from depression, but it's possible that some people are born with a fault in their neurotransmitter system. It's very brave of these scientists to test ketamine on young people as it's not approved for depression. Still, it's interesting and it could lead to treatment.

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Post by Jules on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:25 am

It's sad to see kids suffering from depression.

This kid who hanged herself on her 18th birthday had reportedly suffered from it throughout her life. She was an Olympic medallist who strived for perfection. Crying or Very sad



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Post by eddie on Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:28 pm

That’s so sad, Jules.

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