Inflammation: The Role of Cytokines in Major Depression

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Did you know Ketamine has the ability to reduce inflammation in the brain and even cytokine release? New research is showing the role inflammation plays in major depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Ketamine not only causes increase in neural growth, but decreases inflammation that is potentially causing a decrease in glutamate release, oxidative stress, and […]

Ketamine edges out ECT for refractory depression

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Ketamine is gaining ground to replace electroconvulsive therapy and the safer, more effective treatment for refractory depression. A single “ketamine infusion showed similar probability of suicidal ideation reduction as a full course of ECT”   Electroconvulsive therapy and ketamine both work well for refractory depression, but ketamine had the edge in a small, open label […]