Ketamine works its magic in a two-step process that first starts with the repair of brain circuits damaged by depression.
A novel breakthrough that could save lives.
The team believed that ketamine affected a small part of the brain, called the lateral habenula, also known as the “anti–reward center.”
Besides rapidly reducing depression symptoms, ketamine seems to keep suicidal thoughts at bay as well.
Ketamine is remarkable against depression but questions remain about the long-term risks.
However, it’s not exactly better, and it’s probably not the kind of expanded consciousness you’d want.
Scientists find the specific brain pathway used by ketamine to relieve depression. Now, it’s possible to design a new drug like ketamine, sans “K hole”.
After going to a Boston club a few years ago, Mike Abramson, now a Worcester Polytechnic Institute grad, had a few sips from a drink and immediately felt intoxicated. According to him, his drink had been spiked with drugs. The event prompted him to do something about it, and later inspired him to design plastic straws, cups, and stirrers that
Well this sure sounds like a good plan to me… Scientists found out that Ketamine (also called Special K if you hang out with the right people), which is used as a horse tranquilizer but also as a club drug could ease depression. Who would have guessed ? Ketamine, which can also cause feelings of detachment, could pave