According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the “leading cause of disability worldwide,” affecting over 350 million of all ages. Among its symptoms are loss of interest and appetite, disturbed sleep, feelings of worthlessness, and poor concentration, making it hard for anyone with this mental disability hard to cope up with life.
Depression should not be neglected as it may lead to suicide, which causes about one million deaths every year.
There are medication and psychotherapies available to help depressed people treat it. And fortunately, a new study reports that ketamine gains traction as a treatment for depression, despite its lack of approval from the Food and Drug Administration. More information is reported by Jon Hamilton on NPR:
Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For Depression
A mind-altering drug called ketamine is changing the way some doctors treat depression.
Encouraged by research showing that ketamine can relieve even the worst depression in a matter of hours, these doctors are giving the drug to some of their toughest patients. And they’re doing this even though ketamine lacks approval from the Food and Drug Administration for treating depression. Read more…
Ketamine gains traction as a treatment for depression, a lot of health experts swear by it, the only problem is that the FDA still hasn’t approved it. Still, a lot of depressed people are willing to pay for this $500 to $1000 treatment.
Mild, moderate or severe, depressed people need to be understood. Sometimes all they need is someone who will listen and make them feel deserving enough for all the happiness in the world.
from The Nutrition Club http://thenutritionclub.blogspot.com/2015/09/ketamine-gains-traction-in-treating.html
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September 29, 2015 at 09:58AM