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2012-10-05 14:23:56

Raises hopes for new class of antidepressant Many chronically depressed and treatment-resistant patients experience immediate relief from symptoms after taking small amounts of the drug ketamine. For a decade, scientists have been trying to explain the observation first made at Yale University. Today, current evidence suggests that the pediatric anesthetic helps regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells damaged by stress and depression, according to a review of scientific...

2012-08-07 23:17:46

Biomarkers help pinpoint mechanisms, predict outcomes -- NIH studies Scientists have discovered a biological marker that may help to identify which depressed patients will respond to an experimental, rapid-acting antidepressant. The brain signal, detectable by noninvasive imaging, also holds clues to the agent's underlying mechanism, which are vital for drug development, say National Institutes of Health researchers. The signal is among the latest of several such markers, including...

Common Cat Anesthetic Used To Treat Depressed Patients
2012-05-31 04:12:00

Ketamine, an anesthetic commonly used in veterinary practice for feline surgical procedures, has been found to help bipolar patients suffering from depression. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health had previously found that a single dose of ketamine produced rapid antidepressant effects in depressed patients with bipolar disorder. The team has now replicated that finding in an independent group of depressed patients, who also had bipolar disorder. During the new...

2012-05-08 10:51:51

One of these new abused drugs is methoxetamine (MXE), sold as a “legal” alternative to ketamine A group of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and from the INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has participated in an international study aiming to give a general overview at a chemical, pharmacological and behavioral level of a recently appeared new chemical compound, according to the Recreational Drugs European Network, as a...

2012-03-29 08:55:07

Recent clinical studies have shown that general anesthesia can be harmful to infants, presenting a dilemma for both doctors and parents. But new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may point the way to treatment options that protect very young children against the adverse effects of anesthesia. As detailed in a study published in the March 23 online edition of the journal Neuroscience, Wake Forest Baptist scientists explored a number of strategies designed to prevent...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.