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ketamine

Apr 3, 2014 — Commonly used antidepressants don't work for many people. That's why scientists are experimenting with ketamine, a hallucinogenic club drug called Special K.
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Jun 7, 2013 — There's more evidence that the anesthetic ketamine, sometimes abused as a club drug, has potential as a fast-acting treatment for depression. But patients relapse quickly after treatment with the drug.
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Mar 25, 2013 — When abiding fear takes over some kids' lives, they respond with anger and aggression that's not premeditated. One psychiatrist says he's finding profound relief for a particular subgroup of these children in experimental research with the anesthesia drug ketamine.
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Oct 4, 2012 — A few years ago, scientists discovered that the club drug ketamine worked as a quick and effective treatment for people depression who didn't respond to other treatments. New research goes further in explaining just how it works.
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Jan 31, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest research into the effectiveness of ketamine as an antidepressant, and seeking the other side in political commentary. In the second hour, pitching an idea, and reparations for Japanese Americans.
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