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Anesthetic Effective Against Depression
2013-06-05 09:38:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research funded by the Mayo Clinic suggests that low doses of a general anesthetic typically used during minor surgeries could be an effective treatment for depression. According to the researchers, medical experts discovered approximately 10 years ago that ketamine had the potential to alleviate severe depression, but since the anesthetic can also have serious psychiatric side effects, they have been searching for a safe way...

2013-06-04 23:25:56

Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich on the Latest Findings and Implications for the Elderly. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 June, 2013 — Dementia is not a disease. It is a set of symptoms that might include varying degrees of memory loss, language difficulty, poor judgment, inability to concentrate, and impaired visual perception. Generally dementia is said to be present if two or more of these symptoms are present and severe enough to impair performance of...

2013-06-02 23:17:22

Conquer Stress Forever created by Chris Green is a newly updated program that covers stress management techniques, and detailed instructions on how to handle stress fast. A full Conquer Stress Forever review on the site Vkool.com indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Conquer Stress Forever created by Chris Green is a newly updated program that covers stress management techniques, and detailed instructions on how to handle stress fast. This program will...

2013-05-23 11:32:10

Older people with a history of migraines and depression may have smaller brain tissue volumes than people with only one or neither of the conditions, according to a new study in the May 22, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies show that people with migraine have double the risk of depression compared to people without migraine," said study author Larus S. Gudmundsson, PhD, with the National Institute on Aging and the...

2013-05-20 11:17:12

Drug associated with rapid antidepressant effect in largest clinical trial to date Patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic, according to the largest ketamine clinical trial to-date led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The antidepressant benefits of ketamine were seen within 24 hours, whereas traditional antidepressants can take days or weeks to demonstrate a...


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